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Photos: Professor Wole Soyinka, Tunde Kelani, Kunle Afolayan, Olu Jacobs, Richard Agbor, Adaku 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 information and communications technology (ICT) company.

In attendance were Nollywood stars like like Tunde Kelani, Kareem Adepoju (Baba Wande), Kunle Afolayan, Olu Jacobs, Richard Agbor, Wole Sodimu, Wale Dada, Omotunde Adebowale David 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 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, 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:

wole soyinka, lai mohammed, ibikunle amosun, ooni of ife

tunde kelani


reekado agbor, olu jacobs and baba wande

nollywood stars with the ogun state governor

kunle afolayan

a kids troupe



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