2017 Igbogbo Day: Students, Groups Showcase Rich Cultural Heritage

Oluwaseun Ajayi

HRM Oba Semiudeen Kasali (left), Engr. Femi Kalejaiye, Chairman, Igbogbo Planning Committee (middle) and High Chief Tajudeen Onasanya, the Odofin of Igbogbo during the cultural day in Igbogbo on Tuesday
It was a splendid display of rich cultural heritages of Igbogbo and other inhabited communities as Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, played host to students and residents from various schools and communities in Igbogbo during the Cultural Display event in the ongoing 2017 Igbogbo Day.

The event, which was held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at the Adeboruwa Pavillion inside the Adeboruwa palace,was designed to showcase the rich culture of Igbogbo as the host community and other cultures inhabited in the ancient town.

High Chief Tajudeen Duduyemi Onasanya, the Odofin of Igbogbo,in his opening address, thanked Igbogbo monarch, traditional chiefs, Igbogbo Development Association (IDEA), sponsors and others for their contributions in making this year’s celebration a reality.

“I say a big thank you to our referred kabiyesi, Adeboruwa-in-council and members of Igbogbo Development Association (IDEA) for these laudable programmes. I, also on behalf of the entire Igbogbo community,  thank our sponsors like Airtel, Dangote and others for their wonderful supports and patriotism”, Chief Onasanya stated.

He enjoined the audience to be attentive to the various displays by students and groups as there are a lot of things that could be learn.

Ten schools and four cultural groups participated in the cultural display  competition.

The schools are A.U.D Pry School, Igbogbo, Methodist Pry School, Igbogbo, U.A.M.C Pry School, Igbogbo, Goldline Pry Sch, Zumratul Islamiyyah Grammar Sch, HOMAT Group of Schools, Platinum Primary School, Abu-Hasbunallahu Primary School, Afolawo Private School, Prev College, Igbogbo, and Lagos State Civil Service Model College, Igbogbo.

Zangbetto group displaying during the cultural day in Igbogbo on Tuesday
Also, the four cultural groups which mesmerized the audience with their brilliant performances are Lagos State Arts and Culture Group, Turuku Cultural Group of Igbogbo,  Zangbetan Cultural Group and Hausa {Arewa) Cultural Group of Igbogbo.

Meanwhile, Methodist Primary School,Igbogbo,  emerged winner in the Cultural Display Competition among schools, while Goldline Primary School, Igbogbo, and HOMAT Group of Schools came second and third respectively.

The Turuku cultural group performed briefly as a masquerade wrapped in leaf, drummers and singers entertained the audience.

The Badagry settlers in Igbogbo, referred to as Zangbeton group, put up a dazzling display as three masquerades covered with palmfront produced a  magical performance that kept the entire gathering on the edge of their seats.

However,the Lagos State Arts and Culture group rounded off the Cultural Display event with a classy performance after which Garri drinking competition took the centre stage.

Winners in all the competitions of this weeklong celebration would be awarded prizes at the grand finale event which would hold on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the Igbogbo Stadium.

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