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Suntan beach wears new look ahead of Olokun festival

Suntan Beach,   Badagry venue of the Grand   Finale of “Olokun Festival 2010”  is wearing a new look ahead of the event scheduled for Saturday.

The management of the resort has overhauled facilities at the venue in readiness for the festival.
Mr Wahab Isiaka, Chairman, Royal Nights Committee of the Festival, said that its objective was to revive and promote Yoruba culture in Nigeria and Africa.

The Olokun Festival is celebrated by the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) a social political group in the Southwest.
Events lined up for this year’s festival include beauty pageant, beach soccer, boat regatta, film shows and quiz competition.

Isiaka said the chief promoter of the Olokun Festival, the OPC leader, Otunba Gani Adams was already in contact with the management of the resort to ensure a successful outing.

He said that Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State; the Akran of Badagry, Aholu Menu Toyi I; Amb. Segun Olosola; Prof. Akinwumi Ishola; and Mr Adebayo Faleti, were expected at the finale.

According to him, visitors are expected from Dubai, South Africa, Ghana, Togo and Benin Republic.
The annual Olokun festival is usually preceded by the Olosa festival, when worshippers gather at the Marina Sea-Side in Badagry to worship the river goddess.


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