By Gbedu Magazine on Apr 20, 2018
Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital came alive as drummers from 20 African countries and many states of the federation participate in the third edition of the African Drum festival which is set to hold from 19th till 22nd of April 2018.
The festival, introduced by Governor Ibikunle Amosun-led administration in 2016, is aimed at showcasing Africa’s drum culture. Last year’s edition attracted 14 African countries.
The festival started as The Nigerian Drum Festival in 2016, later became African Drum Festival during the Second edition in 2017, with new aim of educating and impacting knowledge with workshop and conference.
The honourable commissioner of Tourism, Ogun State, Hon. Muyiwa Oladapo says that the drum festival is not just about Jamboree,but to revive our culture.
“I appreciate the hard work of the state government for putting in place the festival to bring together the African culture, and the festival had brought improvement that will enhance the development of the state economy”, said Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.
The Alake and paramount ruler of Egba Land, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, in his speech encouraged the drum festival and make known the importance of drum and drumming in the African societies. Also, he advised indigenous languages should be encouraged.
Other Indigenous rulers like the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Akarigbo of Remo Land, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, Obong of Calabar, His Eminence Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and other monarchs and
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