A Professor of African Studies at the University of Lagos will deliver the keynote address at the special edition of Yoruba Lakotun, the quarterly cultural renaissance show. The special edition of the show is one of the events slated for the 21st Lagos Books and Arts Festival (LABAF) taking place at Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, 7th November 2019 by 12 noon.
The cultural show which began four years ago has been at the forefront of celebrating exceptional literary and cultural icons in the Yoruba language. This special edition is expected to attract cultural enthusiasts from corporate and social Nigeria.
According to a delighted host of Yoruba Lakotun, Olutayo Irantiola, he said, “we are glad to partner with the Lagos Books and Arts Festival organized by Committee for Relevant Arts is introducing a full-fledged cultural part to the festival which has gone global.
In his words, “We are not deterred in ensuring that cultural literacy and education are available to Yorubas across the globe and we would ensure that people have the opportunity of meeting Yoruba cultural icons. This particular event is dedicated to the late Yoruba veteran writer, Oladejo Okediji who passed on recently.”
The programme has celebrated many Yoruba creative icons such as Tunde Kelani; Mama Nike Okundaye; Olusesan Ajewole, Professor Taiwo Olunlade, Mrs Nike Adesanya, Kehinde Adepegba; Ayo Okedokun amongst others.
For this special edition, some of the line-ups of speakers include Professor Oladele Orimoogunje of the University of Lagos; Dr Oyeleke Odoje of the University of Ibadan; Chief Gbemisoye Ayano amongst others.