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Ooni to launch book on Moremi Ajasoro July 14

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All roads would lead to Ile Ife July 14 as the Ooni of Ife is set to launch the first-of-its kind literature book on queen Moremi Ajasoro.

The publication, which is being written in both Yoruba and English, is aimed at reviving our rapidly vanishing history and culture and the book is expected to remind and restore the pride of women and encourage good values.

Ooni, who built a statue of Moremi in her memory, has described the heroine as the real mother of liberty whose legacy must not be forgotten and one of his greatest achievements is erecting the tallest statue in Nigeria in her memory.

Moremi Soyinka Onijala, daughter of Prof Wole Soyinka, who was named after the legendary queen, has commended the efforts of his imperial majesty in his bid to continually promote the legacy of the iconic queen.

According to the global heritage ambassador of Moremi Ajasoro legacies, Ronke Ademiluyi, the book is being done in collaboration with Obafemi Awolowo University and the idea behind it is for it to be distributed to schools across the nation for the preservation and promotion of the Yoruba language, and the new generation to learn about the attributes and power of a woman in ancient Yoruba history.


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