Lagos Celebrates 50 Years, Holds Third Festival Colloquium


As part of events marking the celebration of Lagos at 50, the third in the series of Festival Colloquium will be taking place at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10am.

The Fesival, which is themed: “Tourism Potential in Yorubaland: Landmarks, Culture & History”, will be presented by and chaired by His Imperial Majesty OBA ADEYEYE ENITAN OGUNWUSI, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife.

The event will be followed by the screening of a story on Lagos titled EKO: IWURE OLOFIN (THE BLESSING OF OLOFIN).

The story captures the life and times of OLOFIN, the founder of Lagos. It is the first of a trilogy comprising “EKO: The Reign of the OBAS” (on the life and times of all Lagos Obas); and, “EKO: Governments in POWER.”

It narrates how a brave Ile-Ife Prince left his ancestral home in pursuit of fame, honour and glory as was the common practice then. OLOFIN (Yemi Blaq) was told by the diviner Adifala (Peter Fatomilola) to leave Ile-Ife with his wife AJAYE (Kehinde Fasuyi) and follow a calabash on a river journey. He was instructed to settle in the land surrounding the river where the Calabash sank.

This all important narrative is better seen than heard.

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