Ogun State at the 14th National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST "97) at Abuja, Nigeria, 7th-13th Dec. "97, Theme: Culture and Art of Communication.
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Ogun State at the 14th National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST "97) at Abuja, Nigeria, 7th-13th Dec. "97, Theme: Culture and Art of Communication.

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Published by Ogun State Council for Arts and Culture in [Abuja, Nigeria .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsMLCS 2001/04693 (N)
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Pagination18 p. :
Number of Pages18
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Open LibraryOL4015750M
LC Control Number2001385317

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The state is also about 90 kilometres from Lagos state, the commercial capital of Nigeria and kilometres from Abuja, the nation’s capital. The capital of Ogun state is Abeokuta which is also its largest city and main urban area. The state has its slogan to be “The Gateway state”. To further deepen national peace and unity, as well as showcase the rich cultural heritage of Ogun State, the State’s contingents thrilled spectators at the opening ceremony of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST), held at the University of Benin Sport Complex, Benin City, Edo State.   This year’s festival was declared open by Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Muyiwa Ladipo. The Ake Arts and Book Festival is currently holding at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto in Abeokuta, and ends on Sunday, November Adefoyeke Ajao. nigerian drum festival april abeokuta ogun state patigi regatta april/may patigi kwara state kaduna state festival arts and culture – kadfest 27th – 29th may all lgas kaduna state owuya festival may ogori magongo kogi state

Ogun State was created on the 3rd of February, It was carved out of the old Western State of Nigeria and named after the Ogun River which runs across it from North to South.   Organised by Ogun State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the festival which was attended by about 20 countries including 10 from Africa and 19 states across Nigeria was according the Ogun state. Osousi festival is celebrated amongst the people of Ikija and Ago-iwoye in Ogun state, Western Nigeria. It is believed that the festival first began thousands of years ago in Ejigbo Ile ife in osun state, and as the pioneers of the festival migrated to the present day Ogun state, they continued holding the festival .   This year’s festival was declared open by Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Muyiwa Ladipo. The Ake Arts and Book Festival is currently holding at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto in Abeokuta, and ends on Sunday, November

Ogun State is a south western state in Nigeria and it is a state that is very rich in culture and tourism as it is common with African states. Ogun state is a very interesting State to be in with the nature, wildlife, artifacts etc and in this post we at Ogunobservers will be bringing forward to you the different festivals held in Ogun state. Olumo rock is a massive outcrop of granite rocks of primitive formation from which Abeokuta the capital of the state derived its name. The rock is an historical monument which served as shelter and fortress for the Egba people who at had settled under the rock during the intercity wars.5/5. By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta. Out of over 27 States that participated at the weeklong National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST), in Benin City, Edo State, Ogun State has won the first position in drama, one out of the eight competitive events it participated and 2nd as the overall winning state, while River state emerged overall winner of the festival for Author: Ayo Ademola. The Ojude Oba celebration in Ijebuland, Ogun State is an annual event during which indigenes congregate at the palace of the Awujale (king) for a carnival-like celebration. The glitz and colour associated with the festival place it among the most famous cultural festivals in the country.