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Oyo Performing Troupe Autitions New Artistes

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The Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture has held auditions for new artistes, as it works towards the expansion and rebrand of the Oyo State Performing Troupe.

 

This was disclosed in a statement released by Prince Dotun Oyelade, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation on Friday.

 

According to Oyelade, the Commissioner for the Ministry, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun,while speaking at the auditioning which took place today at the open space of the Cultural Centre, Mokola Ibadan, stated that the rebranded performing troupe will promote Oyo State’s cultural heritage, norms and values thus projecting the State positively.

 

Olatubosun charged the auditionees on sacrificial resilience and unwavering determination to work with the visionary structure of the Ministry.

 

He further urged them to see the phase as an avenue to contribute meaningfully towards the progressive drive of culture and tourism development in the State; asserting that outstanding performances will surely be a source of revenue generation through public acceptability and recognition.

 

In her remarks, the General Manager, Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture, Mrs Olayinka Adedeji admonished the participants to be good ambassadors of the Council and project the image of the State and bring their expertise to bear should they be successful at the auditions.

 

Youths and young adults turned out in their numbers for the auditions to display their talents ranging from praise poetry to oral poetry known as ‘Esa’ and ‘Ijala’ respectively. Others displayed singing, chanting, drumming and dancing skills.

 

Other special features included artistic musical performances, acrobatic display, dance drama, theatrical mimes and cross-cultural music presentation.

 

Panelists drawn from the Creative Industry conducted the auditions and chose the best candidates.

 

The panelists were Oriyomi Duro Ladipo, Biodun Adekanmbi, Christopher Abdul Onibasa and some directors of the Ministry.

 

The audition was birthed by a nine-member committee comprising Directors of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture as well as Creative Artists, chaired by Mr Adekunle Agboola.

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Ondo Monarch, Olojoda Dies One Month After Assuming Stool

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The revered Olojoda of Oda, in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Julius Ajayi Adewumi Omomo, has passed away at the age of 83.

The Palace officials confirmed his demise, marking the end of a brief yet impactful reign that began just last year following the death of his predecessor.

Oba Omomo was celebrated for his humble and approachable nature, characteristics that endeared him to his subjects and fellow leaders alike.

“The late monarch cared for his subjects as well as the unity and progress of the state,” said Adelakun, a close associate of the late king, reflecting on Oba Omomo’s dedication to his community and the broader welfare of Ondo State.

Although short-lived, his tenure was noted for his remarkable contributions to the local community, which included fostering a sense of togetherness and steering numerous developmental initiatives.

Plans for the mourning period and the subsequent installation of a successor are expected to be announced by the palace in the coming days.

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Olupejobi Royal Family Of Otto & Mainland To Meet On April 27th

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The Oloto of Otto and Paramount ruler of Lagos Mainland, HRM Alayeluwa Oba Muh’bashir Abisoye Odesanya Olupejobi II, has called for a meeting of all living descendants of Olupejobi Branch.

 

The announcement, which was made through the Lisa of Otto and Lagos Mainland, Chief Francis Ishola-Oloto, is a clarion call to all members of the Olupejobi royal family in its tradition of fostering camaraderie, exchange of ideas, and strengthening the bonds within the family. The meeting would also serve as a unique opportunity to socialize and discuss matters of mutual interest, share experiences, and explore opportunities for collaboration.

 

The meeting, which is slated to hold on the 27th of April, 2024 at the Oloto’s palace is an initiative of the charismatic, humble and very intelligent ruler whose benevolence, works of philanthropy, sense of responsibility, love of family and dedication to royal duty are phenomenal.

 

DASCENARIO recalls that after scaling through the traditional selection rites of assumption to the throne of his fore-fathers in 2022, the installation of HRM Alayeluwa Oba Muh’bashir Abisoye Odesanya as the Oloto of Otto land was approved by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and was performed  by Hon. Bolaji Kayode Robert (Bibiire), SA to the Governor on Local Government and Community Affairs, in line with the registered declaration regulating the selection of Obas in Lagos State.

 

The prestigious royal event, which resonated across rhe globe and pervaded the social media space, witnessed a huge presence of elite Yoruba traditional monarchs and High Chiefs such as HRM Oba Fatai Oyeyinka Aromire;The Ojora Of Ijora & Iganmu Kingdom, Chief Lateef Aderigbe Ajose; Opeluwa Of Lagos, Chief Jubril Adisa Fashola Oloto; Aro Of Otto & Mainland, Chief Lamina Kareem; Ojomo Of Otto & Mainland, Aare Tomori Taniwomo Ayinde Williams; Aare Onikoyi Of Yoruba Land, HRM Oba Lateef Adams; Onikate Of Ikate Surulere, HRM Oba Onisabe Of Igbobi Sabe, Chief Shamsideen Alade Pedro; Eletu Of Otto & Mainland, and others too numerous to mention, has been dubbed has one of the most-colorful coronations ever witnessed by many.

 

Eulogy Of HRM Alayeluwa Oba Muh’bashir Abisoye Odesanya (Olupejobi II)

 

Omo Oloto arokunsha, ogijimagba anikangbologbo sanle omo onile pupa lode otto, omo aseun ma pekan omo apekan ma fun obinrin je omo olupejobi oloto arokunsha, omo olumokun ojora apasa, omo olufadekan onitana ekipa, omo meku ake aromire akeruwasa omo Efunluyi onikoyi esho omo lakaba.

 

RSVP: Princess Oluwatosin Aina-Odesanya, Biodun Kosoko – Oloto-08083372916

 

 

 

• Alfred Abiodun

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“Exercise Caution And Restraint This Period” – Ibadan King’s Men

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A group known as the Ibadan King’s Men has warned members of Olubadan-in-Council and Ibadan indigenes not to make any unnecessary statement in respect of the Olubadan stool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a statement released by the group published by Naija News’ Members of the Olubadan-in-Council are currently at loggerheads over the Olubadan stool.

 

 

The group, after an emergency meeting held at University of Ibadan and presided over by the duo of Alhaji Olatunji Oladejo (Convener) and Gaphar Ojetola (Co-convener), enjoined the Council members and Ibadan indigenes not to make further comments in the public on the matter.

 

 

 

 

They explained that the emergency meeting was convened in response to the misunderstanding among the Council members.

 

 

It also urged indigenes of the ancient city to contribute positively and not to cause crisis.

 

 

The group while speaking further, enjoined all key actors and other stakeholders to refrain from making inflammatory statements that can heat the polity.

 

 

 

 

They said, “The interview granted by one of the High Chiefs on the matter which has gone viral is in bad taste and suggested an untoward development within the rank of Olubadan-in-Council.

 

 

“All key players should exercise caution and restraint during this trying period by not allowing politicians to meddle in the age-long and enviable traditional chieftaincy ascension system in Ibadanland.

 

 

“All Ibadan indigenes should disengage from discussing all issues relating to this imbroglio on social media.”

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