PHOTOS: Olowogbowo Fanti Celebrates 171 Anniversary Of Bombardment Of Lagos With Oloja – Elect

Kunle Adelabu The Olowogbowo Fanti Carnival group, on Monday, December 26, 2022, stormed the Kosoko Palace at Ereko, Lagos, to commemorate the 171 years of the bombardment of Lagos by the British Navy, with the Oloja of Lagos – elect, Prince Abiola Kosoko. The British Navy, on December 26, 1851, attacked Lagos in what is today known as ‘Exodus’. The attack led to the movement of King Kosoko and his followers out of Lagos. Prince Kosoko, who welcomed the group in colorful attires, announced that the date is significant to…

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Commendations As Other Tribes’ Indigenous Cousines Introduced Into Ikorodu Food Festival

Kunle Adelabu The introduction of the indigenous foods of other tribes into the Ikorodu Food festival, has received wide commendations with participating residents describing the initiative as a way of promoting unity and love in Ikorodu and the entire country. The festival, also known as the ‘Local Diet Day’, has been part of the annual Ikorodu –Oga Day and has become an avenue to promote indigenous foods of Ikorodu and Ijebu people and prevent them from going into extinction. However, at this year’s celebration which is the 31st in the…

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EKO NAFEST 2022: Lagos Emerges Overall Winner

Kunle Adelabu -Governor unveils 37 cultural wonders  Lagos State emerged as the overall winner of the 35th Edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) tagged, ‘Eko NAFEST 2022’. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Festival and the unveiling of the 37 Cultural Wonders of Nigeria, which showcases the strength in the cultural diversity and ethnicity of the country, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu urged Nigerians to follow the path of dialogue and other non-violent approaches in resolving potential issues capable…

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Sanwo-Olu Preaches Unity, Togetherness As 35th NAFEST Kick – Off In Lagos

Kunle Adelabu With a charge to use cultural performance as a tool to promote peaceful co – existence and unity, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday declared the 35th National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) opened. The week-long festival tagged, “EKO-NAFEST 2022”, is being organised by the Lagos State Government in collaboration with National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC). The opening ceremony which was held at the Mobolaji Johnson Pavilion, Onikan, witnessed troupes from 29 states of the federation displaying the country’s rich cultural heritages. Declaring…

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Igbogbo Draws Curtain On 2022 Eyibi/Eluku Festival With Traditional Performances

Kunle Adelabu His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa (Oba) Barr. Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, on Monday, October 24, 2022,  led palace chiefs, Baales and other notable traditional chiefs to the Igbogbo Night Market square, popularly called Club 24, to observe the final day of the Eyibi/Eluku Festival. The annual festival, which is one of the most important ancient cultural festivals of the lgbogbo people, if not the most important, started seven days ago. While Oba Kasali with his chiefs sat at the centre of the market where they were…

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NAFEST 2022: Commissioner, DG Call For Comprehensive Media Coverage

Kunle Adelabu Lagos State Government and the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe have pleaded with media professionals covering the forthcoming national cultural festival being hosted by the State to ensure comprehensive media coverage for the event. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf and Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Runsewe, who doubles as the Chairman National Festival Committee, made the appeal on behalf of the State and Federal governments during a media…

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LASG Launches ‘Q4-Lagos’ Initiative To Promote Reliable Data Gathering In Tourism Sector

Kunle Adelabu The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has officially launched a new initiative tagged: ‘Q4-Lagos’, aimed at encouraging and building a culture of collating data on all entertainment and tourism activities in the State. Speaking at the launch of the initiative at Best Western Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf said that Q4 simply means the four quarters in a year comprising January to March, April to June, July to September, and October to December She explained…

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Federation Marks World Tourism Day With Boat Dislay, Cultural Activities

Kunle Adelabu Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, marked this year’s World Tourism Day with boat display and cultural activities. Guests at the event held at the Takwa Bay Beach, Lagos, were also treated to dances and lots of entertaining activities. At the special event were guests, industry players and tourism enthusiasts who started arriving Tarzan jetty, Ijede, the take off point, around 9.30am, arrived Takwa Bay at around 11am and were welcomed by David Ross and Takwa Bay team organising committee. The Flag…

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LASG Restates Support For Arts, Culture Promotion

Jare Babatunde The Director/Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, Mr. Idowu Johnson, has reiterated the state government’s commitment to developing and promoting Arts and Culture in the State. Johnson made this known during the visit to his office by some members of the Egbe Agbaye, maintaining that the Council has the mandate of promoting the State’s cultural values to the outside world. He expressed the government’s readiness to support the forthcoming 10th anniversary of the Olokun Festival with regatta boat branding and troupe performance. “The promotion…

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Photos: Family Marks 1862 Return Of Late Oba Kosoko To Lagos With Carnival Procession

Kunle Adelabu & Mariam Akinloye The King Kosoko family of Lagos went all out on Thursday, September 16, 2022, to keep residents of Lagos Island awake as they trooped out in large numbers to embark on carnival procession to bring the memory of late Oba back.  The procession, which was part of the activities marking the 160 years of Oba Kosoko back to Lagos after his exile in Epe, tagged, ‘The Return 1860’, covered Ereko, Balogun, Broad Street, Tinubu Square, Nnamdi Azikwe, Idumota. Also, the Olowogbowo Fanty turned out in…

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