Yoruba Culture Needs a Rebirth – CCII President

As part of measures to restore and sustain the Yoruba culture from going into extinction, the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, CCII, has held a week-long program in Ibadan.

Speaking at the grand finale of the event which took place at the Lekan Salami Stadium Adamasingba, Ibadan, the president of the association, Oloye Yemi Sholadoye said there was need for a rebirth of the Yoruba culture after a long period of brainwashing by the western world.

Oloye Sholadoye maintained that Yorubas needed to cherish their culture and not trivialize it in any form.

A regular attendee of the event who is also an historian, Mr. Ola Oyedokun said such kind of festival does not affect ones’ religious belief.

One of the remarkable occurrences at the festival was a cultural performance by an Igbo Dance Group from Benin Kingdom.

Highlight of the event was cultural dance and performances by various clubs in Ibadan as well as presentation of award of excellence to the most distinguished and patriotic indigenes of Oyo State by the state governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Ajeogunguniso the First.

Lilian Ibomor

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