Gani Adams And The Desecration Of Yoruba Tradition By Elugbade Olayinka

The Yoruba traditions, norm, customs and culture have been subjected to ridicules. Just two days ago, on social media, I saw the list of almost twenty people who Chief Gani Adams are preparing to confer with another Chieftaincy titles this month as part of his second year anniversary as Aare Onakakanfo. Before making enquiries from our elders who are very vast in Yoruba history, I asked myself! As someone who has spent 58 years on earth. Can a chief confer chieftaincy title on someone in Yorubaland? I didn’t know the…

Gbajabiamila celebrates Razaq Okoya at 80

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the Chairman of Eleganza Group and RAO Property Investment Company, Chief (Dr) Razaq Akanni Okoya on his 80th birthday. The Speaker in a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said Chief Razaq Okoya, a foremost industrialist, is one Nigerian that has contributed to the country’s growth in different ways through his group of companies over the years. The Speaker noted with delight how Chief Razaq helped in reducing the rate of unemployment in…

Ara @ 45 Reflections On Nigeria’s Creative Industry By @Artikal Mystikal

As Ara, an A-list Nigerian artiste and Africa’s first female talking-drummer to thrive on world stage marks her 45th birthday, we use the special occasion to survey the state of Nigeria’s creative industry. Does such an industry actually exist in Nigeria? Ara represents millions of Nigerian females who are endowed with outstanding creative talents and who work stoically  to succeed in an economy whose provisions for the arts is cause for relentless debate and unwavering demand for genuine and sustainable improvement. Art is of many forms. It is deep and…

INDIAN DIASPORA DAY : Abike Dabiri-Erewa harps on strategic partner between Nigeria,India

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said Nigeria was ready to strategically partner India to evolve methods that will be mutually beneficial to  both countries in terms of its Diaspora resources. The NIDCOM Chairman stated this at the Indian Diaspora Day and World Hindu Day in Abuja. Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa who was Special  Guest of Honour at the Indian Diaspora Day and World Hindu Day, believed that India with a Diaspora population of 31million across the globe, is no doubt good resource for partnership in medicine,Tourism, Information and…

MEET THE LIVING OLDEST MONARCH IN YORUBA LAND ONILUA OF ILUA,OYO STATE WHO IS 140 YRS

The monarch is the Onilua of Ilua land, Oba Samuel Durodola Afolabi II, who is said to be 140 years old. Oba Afolabi became the king of the community 38 years ago when he was reported to have been 102 years. He is one of the few Nigerian monarchs, who were given the blessing of long life by God. The monarch, according to an investigation by Omo Lamurudu Media is regarded as the oldest monarch in the Yoruba land, sequel to his attainment of 140 years of existing on the…

Ogbomoso Sons ,Daughters Celebrate Ajilete Carnival In Grand Style

Thursday, the 26th of December gave the sons and daughters of the Ogbomoso another opportunity to come together once more for the celebration of their annual Ajilete Carnival. The sons and daughters of the land defied the harmattan to mark their presence once again this year.   The carnival which is always slated for the end of the year didn’t leave young, old and personalities out. The event is one of the major events that allows the general public to see culture, arts and entertainment to the fullness. This year’s…

Political bigwigs,Business men storm Kano for Senate President’s son wedding

The bigwigs in Nigeria’s politics, top brass in government and captains of industry converged on the ancient city of Kano on Friday for the Wedding Fatiah of the first son of Distinguished Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President of the Senate and his bride Amani. Amani is the daughter of a business man, Alhaji Bala Umar, ,a Kano indigene. The marriage ceremony began on Wednesday with the bridal shower or Kamu in Hausa, followed by a dinner on Thursday. Both events held at Meena Event Centre in Kano. The climax…

Meet Dayo Okeniyi, Hollywood Star From Ogbomoso

If you’ve seen popular movie, ‘Hunger Games’ then this face might not seem so alien to you. Raised in Lagos Nigeria, Dayo Okeniyi who’s began acting in the theatre at his elementary school. In 2003 Okeniyi, the youngest of five siblings, moved from Nigeria with his family to the United States.   Oladayo A. “Dayo” Okeniyi (born June 14, 1988) is a Nigerian American actor, popularly known for playing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games and Danny Dyson in Terminator Genisys. Dayo was born in Jos and grew…

Meet Taiwo Agbona, Nigerian king ‘chosen by oracle’ but can’t get married, pregnant on the throne

Taiwo Oyebola Agbona, a 23-year-old medical student, who was “chosen by oracle” to succeed her late father as king of Aaye kingdom in Ondo, says she can’t get married, pregnant while on the throne. Prior to the passing away of J. B Agbona, the alaaye of Aaye, who died on May 4, 2017, Taiwo, the first daughter of the monarch, was chosen to ascend the throne for a period of time pending when a new king is appointed. The young regent’s choice for the throne was also arrived at after…