Ogun State Authorities says it has put in place laws to assist the continual internet hosting of the African Drums Competition and likewise assured that different cultural trade programmes like Miss Tradition had come to remain. Disclosing this on the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, venue of season two of Miss Tradition, the state Commissioner for Tradition and Tourism, Rt. Hon. Muyiwa Oladipo, affirmed that tradition and tourism, by way of the Drum Competition, had introduced satisfaction and worldwide recognition to Ogun State.
In line with him, “The drums pageant has come to remain in Ogun State and in Nigeria. It’s about one of the best cultural occasion in 2016, 2017 and even 2018; so, doubtless, successive governments will certainly uphold and proceed to host the flagship pageant (African Drums Competition) and different festivals we have now partnerships with. We’re making a laws to make sure that they outlive us.
In line with Oladapo, “Right now, we’re having the season two of Miss Tradition; the essence of it’s to proceed to advertise tradition consistent with Yoruba materials. You realize tradition may be very vast, and selling our tradition by way of trend in Ogun State is without doubt one of the few issues we are able to do to show our younger girls about being modern with out them displaying off their our bodies.”
In his welcome deal with, the promoter of the pageant, Engr. Olusesi Ayorinde, stated the essence of the programme was to make sure that the richness embedded within the Yoruba tradition, custom and heritage was shielded from extinction. He urged younger girls to patronise varied Yoruba materials to beautify their our bodies and get rid of indecent dressings.
Of their separate remarks, Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, represented by Oluwo-Ake, Engr. J.O Sodipe and Aare Oona Kakaunfo, Otunba Gani Adams, represented by Alhaji Bayo Dada, praised the efforts of the organiser, pledging their agency help for the subsequent version.
In his comment, Divisional Police Officer, Lafenwa Police Station, CSP Muhammed Odunlami, urged youths to remain off crime and face their research, urging mother and father to coach and train their youngsters, nurture them to remain off cultism and laborious medicine.
On the finish of the competitors, Miss Mufutau Odunayo got here third, adopted by Miss Shobo Omolabake (second), whereas Miss Abdul Bukola Morenikeji got here first. They went dwelling with cheques of N50,000, N150,000, and N500,000 respectively.