Yorùbá Day Festival in London to Hold September 23
The Yorùbá in United Kingdom will converge on the country on September 23, 2023 to experience culture, music and unity, which is a family day event to mark the end of Kiriji War that brought all Omoluabi together under a roof as one.
Oloye Lekan Alabi, who is the Cultural Ambassador of Ilé-Ifè, The Yorùbá source, made this known during a visit to Olowu of Owu Kingdom of Egbaland, Ọba Matemilola in his palace in Abeokuta.
The accomplished journalist accompanied by the Orunto-designate Abiodun Lashile, Prince Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji (founder Penpushing Media) and Dare Folarin, a veteran journalist to the palace, explained that the event was scheduled to take place at Concord House, 23-27 Kemp Road, Dagenham RMS 1st in London
Oloye Alabi explained that the ceremony would in the same vein address the importance of indigenous language in technological advancement, adding that it would hold between 2:00 and 8:00pm
The Ibadan high chief said the royal fathers of the day included Ọba Olushola Alao, Olugbon of Orile-Igbon; Ọba Oladipo Olaniyan and Òbà (Prof) Adeyemi Obalanlege (Olota of Ota), while special award would be presented to Kareem Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund Striker)
Alabi who is the special guest of honour at the event said Nigerian High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Alhaji Sarafa Tunji Isola and Nigerian Ambassador to Hungary, Ambassador (Dr) Modupe Enitan Irele were special guests of honour as well.
The Ibadan-born Alabi added that keynote speakers were Barrister Dele Ogun, Bamidele Malik Adeolu and Dr Gbenga Fagborun.
He called on participants to come and enjoy Yorùbá heritage, culture, art, music, fashion, pageantries and food among others