2019 Asa Festival Will Resonate, Propagate Cultural Values In Ikorodu Division – Hon. Agunbiade

Wale JAGUN Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, the Founder/Scout Master, IREP – Ikorodu Division Rebirth Foundation and the Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, has assured the traditional rulers, stakeholders and other residents of Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, that this year’s Asa festival will permanently place the cultural values of the division on global tourism map. The lawmaker, who has been representing the people of Ikorodu Constituency II since 2007 at the State House of Assembly, made this assurance in an interview with THE IMPACT during the unveiling…

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Asa Festival: Traditional Rulers In Ikorodu Unveil Logo To kick-Off 2019’s Edition

Kunle ADELABU & Mariam AKINLOYE -Restate supports , call on government to give due recognition to festival The preparations for the second edition of one of the Lagos State’s recognized annual festival, Asa Arokolo, has commenced with the unveiling of the 2019 edition’s logo by the traditional rulers in Ikorodu division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. At the event, which was held at the Ayangbure palace in Ikorodu on Friday, July 26, 2019, the six traditional rulers in Ikorodu division also called on the state government to give due recognition…

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Sanwo-Olu Pledges Support For 2019 Asa Festival

Kunle ADELABU The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged his government’s support towards a successful hosting of the 2019 Asa Arokolo festival in Ikorodu. The Governor made the pledge when the IREP-Ikorodu Division Rebirth Foundation, led by its Co-Chairman, Kunle Adelabu, paid him a courtesy visit at the State House in Ikeja on Thursday, July 25. He was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde, who hosted the IREP members in his office. The annual state recognized Asa festival is being organized by IREP, a…

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Award Winning Dancer, Kaffy Unveils 2019 Dance Conference, Workshop

Award winning Dancer, Kafayat Shafau-Ameh, popularly known as ‘Kaffy’, has unveiled the 2019 edition of her international dance workshop and conference (TDWC2019) hosted for the first time in Lagos. The event is the brainchild of Kaffy Incorporated (Imagneto Dance Company), in partnership with Landmark Event Center and Q21 Solutions, while Star Rising Children’s Educational Initiative, Zenith bank, and Reddington Hospitals are listed as platinum sponsors. Kaffy released details of the anticipated event at a media parley held within the premises of her newly opened world class dance and fitness studio…

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2019 African Drum Festival: Another Unique Experience As Ogun Successfully Host The World

Kunle ADELABU & Mariam AKINLOYE It was indeed another unique experience for international and local master drummers, professional cultural workers, scholars, cultural ambassadors, tourists and residents of Abeokuta as Ogun State successfully staged the 4th edition of the African Drum Festival. Unlike the three previous editions which was held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, and Olumo Rock, this year’s edition was held at the 10, 000 capacity amphitheatre which is still under construction at Oke-Ilewo, and other parts of Abeokuta. Aside the usual drum performances and cultural discourses…

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Gov Amosun Converts Kutis’ Family House In Abeokuta To Heritage Museum

Kunle ADELABU & Mariam AKINLOYE Tourism in Ogun State added another major landmark addition to its rich and invaluable cultural and tourism heritages as the government of the state made good its promise to convert the home of the legendary , popular and phenomenal family of the Ransome Kutis in Abeokuta into a tourist centre. The house, which is now renamed ‘The Kuti Heritage Museum’,  is located at NEPA Road, Isabo, Abeokuta, and was commissioned by the Ogun State Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday, April 26,  as part of…

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Photos: Ikorodu North Chairman Throws Birthday Bash For Ex-Council Chairman

Kunle ADELABU Friends, associates and well-wishers were gathered on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the pool side of Dabat Spring hotel, Owode-Ibeshe, to celebrate the immediate past chairman of Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Adeola Muydideen Jokomba , as he added another year. The bash was organized by the sitting chairman of the council, Hon. Adeola Banjo. At the event were members of the council executive and legislative arms, ward chairmen in Ikorodu and other political figures. Also at the event were aspirants for the Ikorodu Constituency…

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Easter Celebration: LASPARK Organises ‘Meet and Connect’ Concert

As part of the State Government’s commitment to improving the social life of the citizenry by connecting them with opportunities inherent in contemporary recreation and digital networking, the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) is organising a social concert in commemoration of Easter. According to an official statement released by the General Manager of LASPARK, Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, the programme which is slated for Saturday, 20th April 2019 at Johnson Jakande Tinubu (JJT) Park, Alausa, Ikeja is meant to bring together private citizens from all walks of life in…

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Suave Recordz Artiste, Bayzik Leaves Crowd In Bewilderment At Tinubu’s Birthday

So many questions are racing through my mind now as I write this. I was awestruck witnessing a jaw dropping performance from a young artiste called BAYZIK on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the birthday celebration of  Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  the Jagaban of Borgu, Niger State. The crowd was in frenzy when he left the main bowl of the Campus Stadium, Lagos Island, after his performance as there was a resounding applause and chants from different sections of the stadium eulogizing this strangely novel artiste. I was held in…

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Family, Friends Celebrate Disciplinarian, Dutiful Wife, Alhaja Erogbogbo At 70

Kunle ADELABU The family of Erogbogbo from far and near as well as friends, associates and well wishers gathered at the Government Reserved Area (GRA) home of Engr. Lookman Erogbogbo to celebrate his wife, Alhaja Olajumoke Erogbogbo, as she joined the Septuagenarian club. The celebration that held on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The radiant celebrant was seen everywhere with smiles on her face as she moved around to acknowledge greetings and cheers from her family members and important guests who had all come to rejoice with her. Many family members…

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