CAC No. 160967

Glitz, Glamour as Yewaland Celebrates Cultural Festival 2023

Arrangements are being concluded by the Carnival and Tourism Advancement Board of Yewaland,
CATABY to hold the 2023 edition of Yewa Cultural Festival. The cultural fiesta is being organized by Yewa Peoples Development Council, YPDC, with the support and supervision of Yewa Traditional
Council, YTC, under the leadership of the Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole
Olugbenle, MFR, the proposed Mega Cultural Festival Tagged ‘Celebration of Culture, Tradition, Music, Cuisine and Dance’, the cultural fiesta, designed to foster unity, cultural identity and crystallize socio-economic development among the people, will hold between Saturday 7th to Sunday, 15th October, 2023 across the five local government areas in Yewaland. The grand finale of this spectacular event, which holds at the Ultra-Modern Pavilion, Ilaro-
Yewa on Saturday 14, October, 2023, will feature, among other side attractions, the conferment of
Awards of Recognition on some prominent personalities in Yewaland.

Major highlights of the week-long event begin with a commemorative Jumat Service, World Press
Conference, Unveiling of Festival Mascot at Ilaro-Yewa, Medical Outreach across the five local
government areas, Yewaland Economic Summit, Quiz Competition, Unity Cup Football Competition,
Cultural Carnival, Visitation to Historical Cultural Sites in Yewaland and Thanks-giving Service.

Expected at the closing programme on Saturday 15, October are the Executive Governor of Ogun State,
Prince Dapo Abiodun, CON, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Oyedele Salako, all elected national and state assembly members, chairmen of the five local government areas, government top functionaries, traditional rulers across Yewaland, Yewa titled and honourary chieftaincy holders, members of the diplomatic corps and the general public.

For several years, Yewa Cultural Festival has been held across major towns, particularly in Ilaro, the
political headquarters of Yewaland. The 2023 edition is however, remarkable in many ways.

The 2023 Cultural Event marks the first time that the entire Yewa communities will come under one
umbrella, YPDC, to jointly organize and hold a Mega Cultural Festival to showcase to the world, their
diverse cultural heritage. In music, dance, folklore, cuisine, costumes, et al, the uniqueness of Yewa
culture, customs and tradition find exclusive expression.

Secondly is the fact that the outlined programmes of event reflect the cultural diversity of a people with
common destiny. For the first time, these unique attributes are being explored to solidify the bond of
brotherhood, peaceful co-existence, love, peace, unity, social and economic prosperity for the indigenes and residents in Yewaland.

Third, and most importantly, is, even in the euphoria of cultural renaissance, 2023 Yewa Cultural
Festival has provided an avenue for the people to chart a course for social economic rebirth. The
proposed Economic Summit is such a strategic pathway to evolving socio-economic development of

Chief Lekan Asuni
Chairman Carnival and Tourism Advancement Board of Yewaland, (CATABY).

Source: Yewa people development council