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Oyo to hold Egungun festival, honour late Fuji icon, Ayinde Barrister

The Oyo State Government has said that it will hold its maiden edition of the Egungun (masquerade) Festival, tagged, “Our Culture, Our Heritage”. The Commissioner…

The Oyo State Government has said that it will hold its maiden edition of the Egungun (masquerade) Festival, tagged, “Our Culture, Our Heritage”.

The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, who announced this, said the event was targeting the expansion of the state’s economy through cultural tourism.

He said a Fuji legend, late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, who was an indigene of the state, would be honoured with a posthumous award during the event.

He said, “The festival will be a rich package of the cultural potential and heritage of the state. The event is also intended to attract both local and foreign tourists for investment opportunities in line with the vision of Governor Seyi Makinde.”

The commissioner noted that the festival, first of its kind in the South West, would equally create a platform to promote upcoming cultural artistes in the Fuji and Apala music genres.

He said, “Masquerades hold deep historical significance, embodying the spirit of resilience and unity which defines the state’s identity and a testament to the enduring legacy of Oyo State’s traditions.

“The event will hold at the Race Course, Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan.

“It will feature major masquerades offering a dynamic showcase of culture and dance, as well as music and a savoury flavour of ‘amala with gbegiri, eko and moinmoin’.”

Olatunbosun further stated that the event would feature a guest lecture to be delivered by Chief Ifayemi Elebuibon, the Araba of Osogboland. (NAN)

 

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