The Yoruba World Centre, will on Sunday, 19 June 2022, celebrate the new Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Olalekan Balogun at the Centre’s arena, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
According to a release issued by the Coordinator of YWC, Ogbeni Alao Adedayo, the ceremony which coincides with His Majesty’s100 days on the throne, is to celebrate the monarch in the presence of the Yoruba highest lords of business, politics, administration and tradition.
The celebration which will be hosted by the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, is expected to be graced by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo and other prominent traditional rulers and Yoruba leaders.
The Yoruba World Centre, formally presented to the general public by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, aspires to preserve, repackage and represent Yoruba history, language, arts and culture, and use these as tools for our culture rejuvenation, regional unity, nation building, national cohesiveness and mutual understanding and development.
The Centre occasionally celebrates a world icon of Yoruba extraction by representing one of the history, arts: music, poems, drums, etc. of the Yoruba people to a selected public, especially the young ones and the elites.
This provides opportunity for the young ones to learn and understand Yoruba recent past geared towards achieving greatest possible heights in life; the elite to develop interest in promoting and supporting such arts as a tool of job creation, industry and empowerment for the younger ones and researchers as a source of primary data, further research and education on Yoruba history, arts and culture.