One of the most popular Yoruba festivals in Ile-Ife, the Olojo Festival, has reached new heights following support from various organizations such as Information and Communication Technology company, MTN Nigeria. During the festivities, the Ooni of Ife addressed the expectant audience, encouraging the Nigerian government to promote indigenous languages and culture as they play major roles in national development.
The monarch also charged Nigerians, especially Yorubas, to promote the Yoruba language and custom. Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi stated that ‘’It’s very important for us that our culture, tradition and heritage should be maintained as the key to every sociocultural development of our nation.’’
He also prayed for peace for the nation and the ability to overcome the present hurdles and challenges. It should be noted that this was the first time the King addressed the press after his exit from seclusion. For seven days, the Oni was confined in an ancient room located at the heart of the palace where he was praying for ile-ife and Nigeria.
MTN Nigeria has continued to find numerous ways of upholding the Nigerian culture. One of these ways is through the Kulture Fest initiative, where the company supports over 37 festivals in Nigeria.