19 states, 50 countries to storm Ogun for Nigerian Drums festival

19 states, 50 countries to storm Ogun for Nigerian Drums festival
April 19 20:42 2016

[A]bout 60 countries including 10
 African countries and 19 states across Nigeria have indicated interest the first
Nigerian Drums festival organised by the Ogun State
Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism,
Bashorun Muyiwa Oladipo stated this on Monday in
Abeokuta during a press conference to herald the
festival that begins on Tuesday and ends on Friday.

Oladipo who was flanked by Permanent Secretary in
the ministry, Alhaja Salmot Otun disclosed the minister
of Information and Culture , Alhaji Lai Muhammed and
the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun would
unveil the world tallest traditional drum made in the
state.
According to him, the world tallest drum which was
made by an indigene of the state with 16 feet high was
in correlation with Yoruba history.
He however, said, as at the last count, no fewer than 19
states in Nigeria would feature while 50 countries such
as United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany
,China and France have confirmed their participation
through their ambassadors .

He also added that 10 African
countries would participate in the festival which has
been endorsed by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka,
Federal Ministry of arts and Culture, and National
Centre for Arts.
He also said prominent Nigerian female talking
drummers such as Aralola Olumuyiwa popularly known
as Ara , Aanu, Olo and Adunni would make special
appearances at the festival.