The Nation (Nigeria)

Committee visits Ooni over carnival

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WORLD Yoruba Carnival of Arts and Culture, led by its Coordinato­r-general Worldwide, Otunba Femmy Carrena, has met with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, in his palace in Ileife, to inform him about preparatio­ns to host the event.

Carrena, in a statement in Lagos, said the committee was working to host a successful event expected to be the biggest cultural event in the world.

The coordinato­r-general, who with his team were at the palace to brief the royal father on the plans, preparatio­ns and contacts made to date, ahead of the event holding next February, said the body had started in earnest to rally traditiona­l rulers in the country to ensure the success of the event.

Members of the committee put together by the Ooni a few weeks ago under the World Yoruba Carnival of Arts, Culture and Scientific Developmen­t include: Carrena, a renowned linguist and culture activist; Dr. Tunde Adegbola (chairman, Central Planning Committee); Prince Tunde Odunlade, Aare Jide Taiwo, Mr. Seni Jawando, Mr. Yemi Shodimu, Prince Lekan Tejuosho, Mr. Dayo Onipede and Mr. Oluwaseun Olayiwola.

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