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Santa Cruise 2.0: "Ife Entertainment In My Head For Life", DJ Lexy

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Instagram.com/officialcooldjlexy_tb Few weeks after a shutdown December 25th Santa Cruise 2.0 show, Popular Ife based Nigerian DJ, Adewale Erinfolami, professionally known as Cool DJ Lexy Tb has expressed his special regards for Ife City entertainment and those that pull it up. The CEO, Cool Beatz Entertainment in a recent post on his instagram page said, "I've got #ileife entertainment in my head for life. MY people I hail o. Forever The Man". Held at the spacious Royal Divas Lounge, Ife, Santa Cruise 2.0 was the second edition of the annual Christmas entertainment fiesta featuring the host, Cool DJ Lexy Tb himself and fellow entertainers, notably DJ Simple, DJ Puffy T, DJ Glitz, DJ Teekulz, DJ Smile, DJ Pablo, Hypeman Muller, Hypeman Rev Fadeer, Hypeman Shoki, Ab Blac, Yinka Salau (Royal MC) among others. The event witnessed massive turn up from city cruise lovers, entertainment enthusiasts and business executives with the guest artist, the "Dabubule" crooner,

Nigerian Traders Urged To Embrace Digital Technology As Maiden Aje Heritage Summit Holds In Ile-Ife

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(L-R) Iyalaje Oodua, Princess (Dr) Toyin Kolade, Ooni's Director of Media and Public Affairs, Otunba Moses Olafare and Oni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II during a visit to the Palace As the 2022 edition of the World Aje Festival draws near, traders across the country have been urged to embrace the current trends of technological innovations to advance their business operations. The Iyalaje Oodua Worldwide, Princess (Dr) Toyin Kolade gave the charge on Friday in a release announcing the maiden edition of the Aje Heritage Summit as part of the activities lined up to mark this year's edition of the renowned festival held in the ancient city of Ile-Ife annually. Princess Kolade in the statement said there is an urgent need for traders to advance technologically in line with the current realities in the business environment which, according to her, has witnessed a dramatic shift from a traditional to digitally sophisticated ways of existence, adding tha

Yuletide: Ooni Calls For Celebrations Born Out Of Love - IFECITYBLOG

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The Arole duduwa As Christians all over the World celebrates Christmas, the Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has urged everyone to celebrate the season with love and a deep reflection on God's blessings in the outgoing year. Ooni Ogunwusi stated this in a special Christmas day message published on his official Instagram page @ooniadimulaife as obtained by IFECITYBLOG on Saturday. Ooni in the message charged people to reach out to the needy among them, in demonstration of the "abounding love" which, according to the monarch, is the bedrock of the special occasion being celebrated. "I join all and sundry in the joyous occasion of this particular season. As we all know it’s one of joy, celebrations and a deep reflection on what Olódùmarè has done through the year.  "As we do take time to celebrate with our families and loved ones, I implore you to reach out to your neighbours, especially those who haven’t had it as easy through t

"Yoruba Must Unite" - Ooni Declares As Dignitaries, Royalties, Storm Ife For Sixth Coronation Anniversary

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The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has declared that descendants of Oduduwa must unite across the world regardless of religious and political differences. Ooni Ogunwusi made the declaration at his Ile Oodua palace on Tuesday, during the commemoration of his sixth coronation anniversary, describing the Yorubas as natural leaders who are being watched by other nationalities for direction at all times. "Our unity is nonnegotiable and this is the best time that such irreplaceable virtue is needed the most. We must speak with one voice at all times as we prevent politics, religion or other biases from setting us apart. "In whatever we do, we must be conscious of the fact that we are being watched by others and we cannot afford to let the world down, especially those looking up to us for leadership." Ooni Ogunwusi said. Addressing the happy crowd on the journey so far, Ooni Ogunwusi described the six years of his reign as the go

Ooni Presents Queen Moremi Ajasoro Beauty Pageant Grand Finale

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The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, through the House of Oduduwa Worldwide, invites the entire public to the grand finale of the annual Moremi Ajansoro beauty pageant. The annual pageant was invented by the Ooni to institutionalize the celebration of the iconic Yoruba woman, Queen Moremi Ajansoro, who is prominent for offering herself for the libration of humanity. Beautiful young ladies who were selected on merit have been tutored in the Yoruba traditional culture and morals at a 10-day booth camp, under the watchful eyes of the Queen Moremi Ajasoro Initiative, under the headship of Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, who is the Moremi Global Ambassador and the chairman of the local organising committee would be given a level-playing ground to compete after which a winner would emerge transparently. RELATED:  ALL IS SET FOR THE 2021 QUEEN MOREMI AJASORO CULTURAL AND LEADERSHIP PAGEANT The keenly contested pageant had about a hundred applicants,from

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

OYETOLA, AKEREDOLU, OTHERS ADVOCATE CONSTITUTIONAL ROLES FOR TRADITIONAL RULERS AS OONI HOLDS ANNUAL BIRTHDAY SYMPOSIUM

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Governor of the state of Osun, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola, his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and other stakeholders on Thursday, advocated that constitutional roles should be assigned to traditional rulers to give legal backings to their responsibilities especially in the security of their domains. The governors were among notable stakeholders who partook in the fourth edition of the Ooni Ogunwusi annual international leadership symposium 2021, in commemoration of the birthday anniversary of the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. The event which has the theme: "Addressing Security Challenges As They Affect Grassroots Development In Nigeria: Need for Constitutional Empowerment of Traditional Institution", held at the prominent Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Enuwa, Ile-Ife. Represented by the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunso Oladoyin, Governor Oyetola, who expressed huge concern about the current challenges confrontin

2021 Queen Moremi Ajasoro Leadership And Cultural Pageant: Registrion And Things To Know - Ife City Blog

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Registrion for the 2021 edition of the annual Queen Moremi Ajasoro Leadership and Cultural Pageant has commenced with participants standing a chance to win mouth-watering prizes. The Pageant in a post on its official Instagram page @qmainternational announced that the overall Winner will go home with a Branded Car and a cash prize of N1million Entrepreneurship fund while participants are also to be funded with start-up capital. The Queen Moremi Ajasoro Pageant is one of the programmes under the Queen Moremi Ajasoro International Initiative of His Imperial Majesty, the Arole Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife to celebrate the memory and heroism of the foremost and legendary Queen Moremi Ajasoro during the annual Edi Festival. The Edi Festival celebrates women, activism and cultural heritage of the Yoruba people and by extension the entire black race. It is an annual event dedicated to celebrating the heroic deeds of the foremost Queen of Ile-

Eminent Nigerians Expected To Grace The 2021 Ooni Of Ife's Annual Birthday Symposium

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Arole Oduduwa The  2021 edition of the annual Ooni of Ife's Birthday Symposium and lecture is set to be gr aced with the presence of a number of high profile personalities from various walks of life including the  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo(SAN); Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN); Osun State Governor, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola and the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha and other top dignitaries. Scheduled to hold at the prominent Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Enuwa, Ile-Ife by 10am on Thursday, October 14, 2021, the event has the theme "Addressing Security Challenges As They Affect Grassroots Development In Nigeria: Need for Constitutional Empowerment of Traditional Institution". Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Senator Okorocha would be the keynote speaker, in the presence of other stakeholders especially in the security sector including the Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode

ORANFE: 2021 FESTIVAL IN ILE-IFE AND MORE EXCITING THINGS ABOUT THE FIERY DEITY - Ife City Blog

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His Ancestral Majesty, Oba Abiodun Oraroritimi Mulatto, the Oranfe Onile Ile Osangangan I, the Obaluru of Ife, Leading Traditional Processions at the 2021 Oranfe Festival Oranfe in the Yoruba panthology is the deity responsible for Fire, Lightning and Thunderstrikes. It is a renowned Yoruba god known for justice, rebellion and humanitarian dispositions. Oranfe is said to be the oldest deified god in the Yoruba religious system. Also known as Sango, the deity is, according to the Yoruba oral historical account, one of the first mortals to grace the earth surface.  Oranfe which literally means 'Owner of the Abode of Fire' was said to have been sent into the earth by Olodumare, the supreme being to serve as a pathfinder for Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race. The 2021 edition of the Oranfe Festival in Ile-Ife was epic. Held between 28th of September and 5th of October, 2021, the Festival, as tradition demands, began with a community cleansing of the Ile-Ife cosmopoly, stag

Nigeria @ 61: President Buhari's Independence Day Speech (Full Text)

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President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR (Photo Credit: Channels Television) INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY FIRST INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER, 2021. Citizens of Nigeria. It is with full gratitude to God that today, we celebrate Nigeria’s sixty first Independence Anniversary. 2. For 1st of October 1960 to happen, all hands were on deck. East, West, North all came together to celebrate freedom. Today should not only serve as a reminder of the day the British handed over the reins of power to Nigerians, but also unified Nigerians from all ethnic groups, religions and regions. 3. Today, despite the challenges we face, most Nigerians still maintain the spirit of 1st October. That positive outlook and determination to make Nigeria a peaceful and prosperous nation. It is due to this collective attitude that Nigeria doggedly continues to remain a united and indivisible nation

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

IFE ANCIENT CITY HALL "ILE NLA" TAKES A FACELIFT AHEAD OF THE 2021 OLOJO FESTIVAL

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As the preparation for the 2021 edition of the World famous Olojo Festival in Ile-Ife gathers momentum, the City's ancient and historical Hall would not be spared from the array of activities being put in places to once again ensure a colourful celebrations. This is as works have commenced on the renovation of the wearing ceiling of the ancient and highly historical structure which is one of the heritage masterpieces located in the Ilé Oòduà, the Palace, a project being executed by the serving Honourable Member of the House of Representatives, representing Ife Federal Constituency, Honourable Taofeeq Abimbola Ajilesoro. The Lawmaker in a statement obtained through his Media Office on Wednesday maintained that the renovation of the building becomes imperative based on its historical relevance and in the city and the need to prepare it for the renowned Festival slated for September ending. "Having been properly intimated of the deterioration level of the Ceiling of Ife historica

BUHARI, OONI OF IFE, OBASANJO AND OBA OF BENIN AT THE CORONATION OF THE NEW OLU OF WARRI, READ WHAT THEY TOLD HIM

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Moses Olafare(Ooni's Palace) The new Olu, Ogiame Atuwatse III, was crowned as the 21st Olu of Warri on Saturday at Ode-Itsekiri, ancestral home of the Itsekiri. Having been called upon to speak on behalf of all the Nigerian traditional rulers in his capacity as the natural head of Oduduwa Race worldwide and Co-chairman of National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NYCN) to bless the new Olu of Warri and welcome him into the fold, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, described the event as a red-letter day in the Itsekiri Kingdom and in the Oduduwa nation at large. "The entire Oduduwa Race was elated about your emergence as the Olu of Warri. We are indeed happy and excited with this development.  We the traditional rulers in Nigeria are all very delighted to welcome you on board as one of our brother kings. “You can feel the energy in the air in Itsekiri Kingdom, you are loved by your people. I want to appeal to you, you are the father of the entire It

RRCC RELEASES TIMELINE FOR THE 2021 OLOJO FESTIVAL RAPID CHESS TOURNAMENT

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Kayode Olawuni The Raia Rooks Chess Club(RRCC) has released timeline for the 2021 edition of its annual Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament. In a release signed by the Founder and CEO of the prestigious sports society, Hon. Adebisi Awope and obtained by Ife City Blog on Saturday, this Year's tournament, the third of its kind will hold between Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th of September, 2021 at the Ife Grand Resorts and Industrial Park, Ife/Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife, Osun State. According the statement, the season 3 edition of the tournament, with the theme, "Give Kids The World: Teach Them How To Play Chess And You Have Given Them The Ability To Make Important Life Decisions" is projected to be held in a more grand style just as it has secured the official approval and incorporation into the Pre-Olojo Festival Programmes by His Imperial Majesty, the Arole Oduduwa, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife. The statement further added that