Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams and Iyalode of Owu Kingdom have all signalled their interest in attending the Beautiful African Day Festival scheduled to hold on June 1, 2019, in Belgium.
During the courtesy visit of the Africa TV crew, led by the Chairman, Larry Omodia, to the Lagos residence of OPC National Coordinator on Friday, Aare reiterated his commitment to attend and support the annual festival for being rich in cultural advancement and presenting a good image of Nigeria and the African continent to the world.
“I can assure you I will attend the event in June and Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi will also be part of it.
“I love the concept and the platform, reeling out the good part of the continent to the world.
“It is also an avenue for me to further promote the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba race.
“The event is also coming at the right time because we are just planning to lunch our Oodu Progressive Union (OPU) in Luxembourg.
“So we might incorporated the launching into the Beautiful Africa Day festival if all things work well”, Aare stated.
Aare, in his address, noted further that Yoruba indigenes in the diapora must have a sense of belonging and identify with their roots all the time.
He added that OPU has it presence in 74 countries, and launching in Luxembourg and re-awaking the organisation in Belgium during the event will be a plus for the organisation.
Omodia thanked Aare for the good reception accorded the crew and assured him that he would give his best to have a better outing at this year’s edition.
Beautiful African Day is an annual event aimed at celebrating and promoting Africans who are doing well in their respective endeavours.
It is also a channel to encourage and recognize eminent Africans who deserve to be honoured.