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Olori Asamo of Akure Kingdom installs Matron of Dingi Oodua Magazine

By Dupson Collins, 18th November, 2022

The beautiful wife of Asamo of Akure Kingdom, Olori Olusola Olusanya has been installed the Matron of the only coloured Yoruba Magazine in Nigeria, Dingi Oodua.

In a well attended Event held at Ade Super Hotel in Akure, Ondo State Capital, the Asamo Queen was singled out among other women for the prestigious honour because of her rich cultural values and beliefs in Yoruba culture.

In his welcome address, the publisher of the Yoruba Magazine, Sunday Agbaje Awise thanked invited guests and well wishers that Graced the launching of the news Tabloid, saying the vision and mission of the magazine is to promote Yoruba culture and language in News reportage and showcasing the rich heritage of the people.

Jagilegbo as popularly called said Olori Asamo was considered among others for the position of Matron because of her cultural background, love for tradition and also being a wife of Akure High Chief that values Yoruba culture.

He thanked her husband, High Chief Rotimi Olusanya for allowing her to occupy the highly revered position of the Media Organization.

The guest speaker, Dr Oladosu Abiodun Fatomilola, the former Governorship Candidate in Ekiti State said culture is universal and reflected how people live their lives within the context of their individual culture.

He charged Yoruba nation to prioritize Yoruba language, noting that language is the pillar of culture. “Whoever that wants to learn your culture must understand your language which is the pillar; both work together”.

Fatomilola said it is imperative for every true born of Yoruba race to embrace the language, saying culture can only thrive if the people understand the nitty gritty of the language.

Speaking, Asamo of Akure Kingdom, High Chief Rotimi Olusanya said he couldn’t reject the offer of honouring his wife as the Matron of Dingi Oodua going by the good relationship between the family and publisher of the magazine who over the years has been using every available News platform to promote Yoruba culture and traditions.

He commended the resilient and boldness of the publisher in publishing Yoruba Magazine despite the poor reading habit of the people, encouraging him not to relent, believing in a matter of time, his efforts will be celebrated across the World.

He charged other publishers to emulate Dingi Oodua in promoting the culture and language of Yoruba race, noting that, our rich culture and language are what distinguish us from other race.

In the same vein, Olori Olusola Olusanya thanked her husband for supporting and giving her go ahead, saying the honor is for her husband who has dedicated his life to always speaking and standing by the truth.

Her words:”. One thing that stands my husband out is the act of speaking the truth; it does not matter if he’s alone in the struggle but truth must be spoken without minding whose ox is gore. This attribute is what I emulated in him and like him, I will continue to speak the truth because that is what Asamo is noted for”.

She promised to use her new position not to promote Yoruba culture alone but to promote Dingi Oodua among comity of friends and associates in Akure Kingdom.

Olori Asamo assured the Publisher of constant support, promising not to disappoint the confidence repose in her.

Aside decorating Olori Olusanya as Matron, eminent personalities were given awards some of who were Ambassador Segun Babayemi, Prince Ijiti Samuel, Positive FM among others.

In attendance are, Asamo of Akure Kingdom, Chief Imam of Akure Kingdom, General Manager of Fresh FM, State Chairmen of FIBAN and TAMPAN, President of AIPN and others.

The Event also witnessed presentation from Dingi Oodua Cultural Troupe.

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