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Photos: Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Professor Wole Soyinka, Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo; the Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and others attend the African Drum Festival

The third edition of the African Drum Festival held from the 19th to the 21st of April 2018, at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, courtesy of MTN, Nigeria’s leading telecommunications company.

In attendance were royal fathers like; the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo; the Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi ; Obong of Calabar, Etubom Ekpo; Akarigbo of Remo land,Oba Babatunde Ajayi, as well as the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.

The cultural event also had in attendance Nollywood stars like Tunde Kelani, Kareem Adepoju (Baba Wande), Kunle Afolayan, Olu Jacobs, Richard Agbor, Wole Sodimu, Wale Dada, Omotunde Adebowale David amidst many others.

The festival was sponsored by Nigeria’s leading provider of communications services and widest reaching network, MTN, known for supporting a wide range of segments in the creative industry.

See photos below:

Ogun state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, Events and sponsorship manager, MTN, Okundola Bamgboye and veteran actor, Jimoh Aliu

ooni of ife

Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, Alaafin

mtn

Lai Mohammed

drums

a troupe performing

a kids troupe

wole soyinka, lainmohammed, ibikunle amosun, ooni of ife

Traditional rulers from Ogun state

sally mbanefo

professor wole soyinka

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