The Nation (Nigeria)
Committee visits Ooni over carnival
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.