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Celebrating Yoruba arts!

The Yoruba Arts and Festivals Promotion Limited created a magical night at the Ripples Hotel, Osogbo on Thursday 20th August 2015. The maiden edition of the Ethnic Fashion Show and Awards Night was held on the eve of the finale of the Osun – Osogbo Festival. The cultural fiesta started off with notable dignitaries present including Oba Dokun Abolarin, Oba Adeen Adedapo Aderemi, Babajide Omoworare, Tunde Fagbenle, Jimi Solanke, Gboyega Adelaja, Yomi Layinka, Tunde Adegbola, Doyin Adunni Olorisa, Tunde Oshinibosi, Teju Kareem, Hugh and Robin Campbell.

The event featured designs from Glam Expression, Olawunmi Obanla, Adenle Art Gallery, Fadesewa Olaosebikan, Adekunle Esther, Taiwo Oyeyemi, Femi Olayebi and FADAN.

The runway session was anchored by Koffi who punctuated his task with rib cracking jokes. Cultural displays by the Osun State Council for Arts and Culture and a saxophone session by Prince Eji Oyewole also filled the intermission.

The highlight of the night was the presentation of outstanding achievement awards for the awardees’ contributions to art, culture and fashion. The award winners include Lexy Mojo Eyes, Oyenike Okundaye (Nike Centre for Art & Culture), Funmi Ajila Ladipo (President, FADAN), Rafiatu Akanni (Iya Alaro), Abiodun Duro Ladipo and Oba Adedokun Abolarin. Charles Diji Akinola, Dipo Famakinwa and Yomi Layinka were also present to shed more light on the event and the benefits of promoting Osun culture, arts and fashion.

The event was wrapped up with a special performance by veteran musicians – Gboyega Adelaja and Jimi Solanke.

Check out photos from the event below!

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For more information, please visit www.yorubaartsandfestivals.com.

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10 Comments

  1. Tosin

    August 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    kai. oh my God. I’m in love. more, more pictures, please.

  2. Omolara

    August 26, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Wow Art is life

  3. LOLARAE

    August 26, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    sigh the imperial Yoruba culture the most popular and richest culture in west africa SO PROUD OF MY HERITAGE

    • Eva

      August 27, 2015 at 12:14 am

      Yoruba culture is very rich and historical. In my African studies class, I learned so much about Yoruba people and how much influence and prominent the culture is. Not just west Africa, but Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Trinidad, all over the Caribbean. And other languages have Yoruba in them. It’s a beautiful language that has deep meaning. I enjoy listening to it in songs.

  4. dayo

    August 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Looks very ancient yet very modern and sophisticated.

  5. Gorgeous

    August 26, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Wish I was in Lagos. They need to do some gele styles in that runway. We are known for being the owners of Gele. I love Nike’s Gele skentele.

  6. Caligula

    August 26, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    This is DOPE! I love this, so refreshing!

  7. Mabel

    August 26, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I know whoever sat behind the ‘mother of geles’ was not too happy. I feel their pain

  8. jennifer

    August 27, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Creatively African! i believe this fashion needs to live beyond Osun and even Nigeria borders. Well-done Madame Nike…

  9. jennifer

    August 27, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Creatively African! i believe this fashion needs to live beyond Osun and even Nigeria borders. Well-done Madame Nike

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