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Annual Olokun Festival, 2016 Edition Kicks Off Today

The 2016 edition of annual Olokun festival has kicked off.
The festival kicked off today, Tuesday, October 4, with a prayer to the almighty, tagged 'Prayer to Eledumare', at the Abule Ado home of the Chief Promoter of Olokun Festival Foundation, Otunba Gani Adams.

Other activities lined- up for the festival include the Olokun Beauty Pageant, festival float, Boat regatta and the grand finale, which will hold at the Suntan Beach in Badagry on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

This edition of the festival, according to Otunba Adams, promises to showcase the traditional and cultural heritage of the Yoruba people.

“The festival is billed to showcase the unique and unparalleled traditional and cultural heritage of the Yoruba people.”

In a press statement made available to the media by Segun Akanni, the personal assistant to Otunba Gani Adams.  Adams said the foundation is determined to make sure that the festival holds despite the economic recession. “You all will agree with me that the economy is not friendly with anybody at the moment. But, despite the hardship everybody is facing, we at Olokun Festival Foundation is determined to continue to hold this festival as part of our own contribution to the development of the cultural and traditional heritage of the Yoruba people.”

Important personalities present at the event are Primate Peters Oyedele of C&S Church, Agbojesu Parish, Ijedodo, Primate Oladele Akeju of New Holy Messiah Church, Mushin, Mrs Idowu Adebowale, one of the nine founding members Oodua People's Congress (OPC), National Coordinating Council (NCC) of Oodua People's Congress  Mr. Segun Ogunpitan, Africa Union Leader of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU, Christian, Muslim and Traditional groups of Oodua People's Congress (OPC, members of Olokun festival planning committee and members of OPC
 
Attached is a copy of the festival’s time-table:          OLOKUN FESTIVAL 2016, PROGRAMME OF EVENTS.

Day 1.
PRAYER TO ALMIGHTY GOD, TUESDAY, OCT 4th, 2016 to be held at Abule-Ado

DAY 2.
FESTIVAL LECTURE, THURSDAY OCT 13. 2016

DAY 3.
PAGEANT,  SUNDAY OCT 16. 2016

DAY 4.
FESTIVAL FLOAT,  WEDNESDAY OCT 19. 2016

BOAT REGATTA, WEDNESDAY OCT 19. 2016. AYO OLOPON

WEDNESDAY OCT 19. 2016. OLOSA GALA NIGHT, WEDNESDAY OCT 19. 2016

DAY 5.
GRAND FINALE, THURSDAY OCT 20. 2016

THANK YOU.


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