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Obaruwa Festival: Eaglesforesight Boss, Lahbash Felicitates With Oba Ewusi, Makun Indigenes, Harps On Economic Prosperity



Honourable Prince Lahbash

The CEO and founder of The Eaglesforesight, Comrade Bashiru Hammed Adewale popularly known as Honourable Prince Lahbash has congratulates the Ewusi of Makun Kingdom, HRM Oba Akinsanya Timothy Oyesola, Orungba ii, on the 26th Edition of Obaruwa Festival.

Prince Lahbash who also doubled as Sagamu Youth Association Director of Finance has extended felicitation to the Ewusi of Makun Kingdom, Oba Akinsanya Timothy Oyesola, Orungba ii, on this year’s 2024 Obaruwa Festival celebration.

In a statement made available to the newsmen on Friday, the Sagamu Ambassador to Sagamu Youths from Obaruwa in his goodwill message described Oba Ewusi, Orunhba II as a blessing to the entire Makun race, while noting that the monarch’s reign has brought unprecedented development to Makun City, Sagamu and the entire yoruba race.

Lahbash described Obaruwa Festival as the custodian of culture and heritage in Sagamu, while emphasizing that the rich Yoruba culture could be tapped for economic prosperity and tourist attractions for the benefit of people of Makun in particular and Sagamu by extension.

Lahbash in his words prayed for longer reign of the monarch on the throne of his forefathers, and for peaceful co-existence among the smaller units that made up the entire Makun Kingdom.

However, it is not over-statement that the throne of Ewusi plays alot of significant roles in the development and growth of Sagamu.

Recall that Obaruwa Festival is held yearly, specifically every month of February and solely in Makun, Sagamu, Ogun State, South West Nigeria.

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It is one of the biggest cultural event for all the descendants of Makun to celebrate their root and existence.

Historically during the festival, the oba performs various rituals and ceremonies, including the ijala ode, performances from herbalists, and Asà (aagere) ceremony, which is one of the most important events of the festival.

The Asa performance is a representation of the ancestors and is believed to bring blessings to the community. Other activities during the festival include traditional dances, music and feasting.

The festival also features a colourful display of cultural artifacts, art and craftsmanship. It is also an opportunity for the people to express their loyalty and allegiance to the Oba, as well as to showcase the rich culture and heritage of the Yoruba people.

More significantly, the festival celebrates the unity, beauty and unification of the Yoruba race.