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ALL IS SET FOR THE 2021 QUEEN MOREMI AJASORO CULTURAL AND LEADERSHIP PAGEANT

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All is set for the 2021 edition of the annual Queen Moremi Ajasoro Cultural and Leadership Pageant, an activation of the House Of Oduduwa Foundation under its Queen Moremi Ajasoro Initiative.  The QMA Pageant is held conincidentally with the last stages of the annual Edi (Moremi) Festival with its medley of cultural activities which was kick started with an exciting but rigorous two-day audition of about one hundred beautiful and culture compliant Maidens from across the country at the multipurpose hall inside the Ile Oodua Palace of The Ooni of Ife in Ile Ife.  The audition was superintended by veteran Nollywood actors like Peter Fatomilola, Yemi Solade, Jaye Kuti, Yinka Salau and a host of others whose physical appearance and motivational contributions added panache and glamour to the auditioning through which the contestants were greatly inspired and galvanized to their creative best and good behavioural limits. The Ooni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enit

OLOJO FESTIVAL IN ILE-IFE, NIGERIA: THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Photo Credit: Instagram|@olojofestival Olojo is an ancient annual cultural festival celebrated in the City of Ile-Ife, Osun State, South-West, Nigeria. It is one of the biggest age-long cultural festivals in the African continent. The word "Olojo" literally means "Ojo ti Ojo di Ojo" which is translated as "The Day of The First Dawn" and it is, according to the Yoruba pantheon, a day specially blessed by Olodumare, the supreme being. It is an occasion dedicated to celebrating God's creation and human existence. The festival is also a celebration of "Ogun'', god of iron, the first son of Oduduwa, progenitor of the Yoruba race. Ogun, according to historical account was highly instrumental in the creation assignment as well as the survival of man through his craftsmanship as a blacksmith, creating valuable hunting and farming tools needed by humanity. The festival is a compendium of socio-cultural and traditional activities, rites and merry ma

OLOJO FESTIVAL 2021: NIGERIA HAS ONLY ONE POLITICAL PARTY, SAYS OONI AS HE BEGINS 7 DAYS SECLUSION

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Moses Olafare Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife on Sunday kickstarted this year's Olojo Festival in Ile-Ife with the traditional 7 days seclusion where he's expected to commune with his ancestors and for the people of Ile-Ife, all descendants of Oduduwa worldwide and Nigeria as a country. Ooni Ogunwusi while answering questions at his Ile-Oodua palace, Ile-Ife, before heading into seven days seclusion to commune with the gods ahead of Olojo Festival pledged to pray to his ancestors and God to touch the heart of Nigerian politicians and changed them towards loving the people, saying Nigerian politicians are the same irrespective of their parties, challenging them to start serving the people genuinely and stop taking the country for granted. The Natural Head of the Oduduwa race worldwide who insisted there is no difference among politicians in the country, stated that they have all cross carpeted from one major political party