The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Kabiesi Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, honoured MorounRanti Ashabi Alebiosu as Yoruba Cultural Ambassador alongside popular filmmaker, Dotun Taylor.
The Ooni, who made the official announcement at a semi-formal event at the Enuwa palace, enjoined the two honorees to handle the role with utmost care and protect the integrity that comes along with the office.
His imperial majesty also used the occasion to unveil the Yoruba Cultural Festival project. A concept of Roots and Heritage Rennaisance Culture Initiative ( RHRCI ) in partnership with P.S -100 Limited is a social initiative agenda to re -awaken the minds of every true Yoruba person at home and in diaspora with Brazil, Haiti, Cuba etc in participation.
This vision is to showcase the rich culture and tradition of Yoruba land through the celebration of different aspects on a common platform such arts, food, clothing, talents etc.
The Yoruba Cultural Festival ( YCF) is projected to be a yearly event which would kick off at the Ife Grand Resort by mid 2018. We look forward to the convergence of an enduring and exportable cultural experience.
MorounRanti Ashabi is a cultural enthusiast who served as the Senior Special Assistant to the former Governor of Lagos State on Tourism and Inter – Governmental Relations. She constantly advocates the rich tourism potentials in the South Western Part of Nigeria.