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Group wins N1m prize at Ooni-sponsored drum festival

Drum festival


Ogunjimi Cultural Group from Osogbo, Osun state has emerged as the winner of the second edition of the annual Ayangalu Drum Festival and won a sum of N1 million.

Also at the grand finale of the festival sponsored by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi held in Ile-Ife, Ayangbayi Bata came second and got a sum of N500,000, while Esin Oye Cultural group from Ile-Ife came 3rd and went away with a sum of N250,000 cash prize.

Oba Ogunwusi, who dazzled the audience at the grand finale of the festival when he displayed his drumming skills, in his remarks described drum as a vital tool for communicating peaceful coexistence globally.

A statement by Ooni media aide, Moses Olafare, on Friday quoted Oba Ogunwusi as further saying, “Our ancestors used drum majorly for communication, for it goes beyond entertainment and till date, our culture uses drum for communication and as a vital tool for preaching peace and harmony.

"By the spirit of Ayan-Agalu festival, we use the rhythm and tone to communicate peace and peaceful coexistence to our people. We are like the barometer in the next electioneering campaign in Nigeria, Osun governorship election is coming up in the next 2 to 3 weeks and that will lead to major election in Nigeria by next year January.” Oba Ogunwusi stated.

“We know that things are hard especially in the area of security in Nigeria, celebrating Ayangalu will surely make us focus on peace and peaceful coexistence.

“Let’s  remain steadfast in promoting our cultural heritage for our collective progress."


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