The Yoruba World Centre has concluded arrangements to celebrate the new Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Olalekan Balogun, a ceremony scheduled to hold at the Centre’s arena, inside the University of Ibadan(UI), Oyo State Capital
Penpushing reports that, a press statement has it that the decision was reached after consultations with leaders in Yorubaland including Governors and foremost traditional rulers, adding that the programme will hold on Sunday, 19 June 2022.
The statement from the Centre, explained that the ceremony which coincides with His Majesty’s 100 days on the throne will be used to celebrate the monarch in the presence of the Yoruba highest lords of business, politics, administration and tradition.
Penpushing further reports that, it is recalled that, the Yoruba World Centre, whose programmes were formally presented to the general public by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, aspires to preserve, repackage and represent Yoruba history, language, arts and culture
The statement added that ceremony will equally be use as tools for the Yoruba culture rejuvenation, regional unity, nation building, national cohesiveness and mutual understanding and development among others.
Penpushing also reports that, the Centre occasionally celebrates a world icon of Yoruba extraction by representing one of the history, arts: music, poems, drums of the Yoruba people to a selected public, especially the young ones and the elite.
‘This provides opportunity for the young ones to learn about it and understand our recent past, to be gingered towards achieving greatest possible heights in life; the elite to develop interest in promoting and supporting such arts as a tool of job creation, industry and empowerment for the younger ones; and researchers as a source of primary data, further research and education on Yoruba history, arts and culture’, the statement said.
Penpushing reports that, the centre disclosed that, the celebration to be hosted by the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, shall be witnessed by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo and other prominent traditional rulers and Yoruba leaders.
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