Finishing touches are being put in place for a successful hosting of the above-described, in Chicago, United States of America, God willing, from 6th to 9th September,2019.
The four-day festival is being coordinated by my humble self,Oloye ‘Lekan Alabi,Agba Akin Olubadan of Ibadanland and the first Culture Ambassador of the National Museum and Monument,Ile-Ife,Osun State of Nigeria,Chicago USA-based ‘Wole Duro-Ladipo,a son of the late Nigerian theatre icon,Duro Ladipo,MON,the Mayor of Chicago,USA,Yoruba Cultural Associations in the USA,the United Kingdom and in some other countries in the diaspora and the State University of Chicago,USA.
His Imperial Majesty,the Ooni of Ife and Arole Oduduwa,Kabiyesi Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi,Ojaja 11,has graciuosly consented to Chair the Festival.
A fortnight ago,’Wole travelled to Nigeria from his base in Chicago, USA. Together,we both paid a courtesy call on Kabiyesi the Ooni, in Oduduwa Palace, Ile-Ife.We briefed Kabiyesi on our preparations for the Festival,and Kabiyesi re-confirmed his royal acceptance to chair the 6th to 9th September,this year, in Chicago, USA, God willing.
Please, savour the video coverage of the royal reception for us in Ile-Ife by Kabiyesi Ooni.
We urge all intending participants in the Festival to also start their travel preparations.
Thank you. N