Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, Celebrates

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, Celebrates

If you ask the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, about his most passionate thing in life, his response would most likely be the defence and promotion of Yoruba culture, history and values.

When the topic of discourse is about the Yoruba race, many would surely have good testimonies to say about him. Adams knows the culture and history of his forefathers like the back of his hands and he has demonstrated so much brilliance in its promotion and sustenance.

That much was on display last Sunday, January 21, 2024, during the sixth anniversary of the installation of Iba Gani Adams as the Aare Onakakanfo. The expansive and beautifully decorated hall of Time Square Event Centre on Ajao Road, Ikeja, Lagos, was a beauty to behold with the huge number of royals, celebrities and dignitaries who turned out to honour the man fondly called Loogun Ofe by his large followers and admirers.

No fewer than 50 prominent Obas from across Lagos, Ondo, Ogun and beyond were on hand to give honour to whom it is due.

Not left out of the roll call were hundreds of members of the Oodua Progressive Union, a group of Yoruba descendants in the Diaspora formed by the Yoruba generalissimo. On the last count, the group has been launched in 98 countries cutting across America, Europe, Asia and other continents.

Expectedly, the guests were treated to sumptuous meals, ranging from Nigerian dishes to intercontinental, with exotic wines and assorted drinks to wash the meals down.

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