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Ogun govt to incorporate afrobeat into drum festival

Ogun govt to incorporate afrobeat into drum festival

Ogun State government has revealed that Afro Beat music will be incorporated into its annual African Drum Festival, with other side attractions to make it bigger and better.

The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, disclosed this while playing host to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said the decision was to promote the music, which was made popular by the indigene of the State, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Governor Abiodun also disclosed that efforts were on to have more than 15,000 seater-conference hall, where musicians in the music industry would use to express themselves, revealing that 30 hectares of land had been allocated for the Creative Arts Village construction, which would commence later in the year.

He lauded Oba Enitan Ogunwusi for promoting the Yoruba culture, pledging that his government would be focused by providing qualitative leadership, to justify the mandate given to him by the people.

On his part, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, described the State as a shining example in self-sustainability, adding that the State, with its human and natural resources, was a force to be reckoned with in the comity of States.


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