NewsExpress banner First Bank Fashion Souk Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Ooni fast-tracks revival of Yoruba culture

By Josephine Obute on 18/11/2018

Gmail icon

Views: 1,427

• Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye
• Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye

The 28-year-old Oluwabamike Olawunmi, Bambam who is a former BBNaija housemate, is among other artistes selected to undertake the cultural revival of Yoruba people.

They were picked by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye, for a 12-day artistic show, designed to showcase the cultural heritage and promote Yoruba nation.

Some of the other artistes are Bimbo Manuel, Femi Branch, Deyemi Okanlawon, Aye Ayoola and Kehinde Bankole.

Adeyeye made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. He spoke through Oba Adebisi Layade, the Alarao Odaye of Ara Ife in Osun.

The event is being staged ahead of the “Queen Moremi Ajasoro Special Theatre Project,” commemorating Queen Moremi, the iconic daughter of one of the bravest Yoruba hunter warriors, named Lukugba.

Oral tradition describes Queen Moremi as one of the greatest Queens of Ile Ife in the Yoruba country, who risked her life for her people.

Adeyeye named the artistes lined up for the show as Bimbo Manuel, Bambam of the Big Brother Nigeria, Femi Branch, Deyemi Okanlawon, Aye Ayoola and Kehinde Bankole.

He said that the event would propagate and rejuvenate the cherished values, culture and tradition of an African woman, who through her unusual courage put herself forward in order to save her people.

“Through her quest for knowledge and sacrifice, she paid the price of injustice as a one-woman army for the love of her people,’’ the monarch said.

He said that a Queen Moremi Ajasoro 90 Minutes Musical Drama had also been lined up to project the unique culture of the Yoruba, one of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria.

According to him, the event is slated to hold from Dec. 21 to Jan. 2 in Lagos, adding that the House of Oduduwa Foundation has commissioned Bolanle Austin-Peters Production to produce the theatre performance.

He said that the project, through which the different facets of Yoruba culture had been portrayed to the world, would also show the dignity and rich content of Yoruba heritage.

Adeyeye noted that the world was beginning to appreciate the uniqueness of Yoruba culture in various forms.

The monarch said that he started the current promotion with the history and personality of Queen Moremi because of the unique lessons the woman displayed in her lifetime.

The epic African dance, drama, music and storytelling show is to be held at the Terra Arena on Victoria Island, Lagos. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 18/11/2018 7:33:54 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Senate unveils names of 2 new ministerial nominees...

Establishment of national carrier not negotiable, says Minister...

Kemi Adeosun applied for NYSC exemption certificate —...

APGA declares Ojukwu Jnr. a prodigal son

ENUGU READY FOR THE WORLD •Gov. Chime speaks...

Attack on Archbishop of Owerri by Okorocha’s men:...

18 states yet to establish traffic management agencies...

The Atiku-Obi ticket

Tony Elumelu foresees Africa’s rise, calls for stronger...

Rape, the biggest problem in the Senate: Ben...

British trade delegation storms Anambra

Endorsement galore for Jonathan in Rivers, Oyo and...

 

Latest News I may die in DSS custody - Sowore CONFIRMED: Nnamdi Kanu’s father is dead Angry Nigerians attack Rotimi Amaechi in Spain Sowore: SERAP condemns re-arrest, invasion of Justice Ojukwu’s court Governor arrested over corruption allegations EEDC urges customers to embrace Distribution Transformer Metering and MAP scheme Electrocution of inmates: FG suspends seven officers, personnel of Correctional Service Robbers device new method of attacking bank customers Many feared trapped as multi-storey building collapses Sowore’s rearrest: ‘This has never happened before’, Falana slams DSS Imo community to abolish ' Osu ' caste system December 27 Sex scandal: Ekiti varsity sacks randy lecturer, others

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (569,212 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (455,396 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (405,196 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (339,928 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (306,704 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (290,392 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (260,687 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (259,481 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (240,933 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (227,454 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,340 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (199,803 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (111) Business & Economy (4,613) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,155) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (220) Entertainment (715) Features (852) Global Business Monitor (497) ICT Monitor (72) International (4,300) Interview (216) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (177) Maggie's Blog (510) News (54,902) Opinion (1,435) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,851) Religion (1,130) Sports (2,244) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera