As His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife returns from his well coordinated visit to the Commonwealth and the United Kingdom, plans are under way to put up a superlative peace concert that would further entrench peace and deepen unity in Ile-Ife.
Speaking at his reception at the Ile Oodua, Palace of the Ooni of Ife, the Project Director of the Fiesta and Peace Concert, Mr. Ayo George said “We would recall that the Osun State Government and the Arole Oodua had began efforts to further show the world that Ile-Ife and indeed Osun State is a land of peace, unity and indeed the source of all good tidings before he travelled. Also recall that the Osun State Government recently set up a fact finding committee to get to the root cause of the recent misgivings and also ensure that such an occurrence is never again to be heard in the city renown to be the cradle of all beginnings.
“The Peace Concert is also part of efforts to compliment these efforts by His Imperial Majesty and His Excellency, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
“All sons and daughters of Ile-Ife shall be trooping out and standing together as one, alongside other tribes, ethnic groups, religion, and tongues at this coming Peace Concert.
“All roads would therefore lead to Ile-Ife on the 6th and 7th of May for the Ile-Ife Fiesta and Peace Concert.
“First day would be showcasing the culture and rich tradition of the various tribes, and unveiling of Peace Ambassadors that have worked relentlessly behind the scene to see that Peace is restored in Ile-Ife, while day two being the musical concert and awards is dedicated to deserving sons and friends of Ile-Ife. Indeed no effort shall be spared to see that absolute peace is propagated in Ile-Ife, Osun State and Nigeria at large”, he said.
Also at the reception was Mr. Kayode Makinde; Manager of the Ife branch of Fidelity Bank PLC, one of the foremost Banks in Nigeria, and the official Bank for the Fiesta and Peace Concert. He said; “There shall be stage performances, drama and other surprises from all major tribes within the Kingdom, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo. The event is expected to also further promote tourism, oneness and our common heritage as Nigerians. Prominent Nigerians and celebrities are expected at the special event. The event would be packaged by In-House Entertainment and supported by major media platforms across Nigeria.”