Upswing beats as Aje Festival beckons
The ancient and historical city of Ile Ife will be a ‘Mecca’ of sorts on February 24, when the yearly Aje Festival holds. The event will begin with spiritual prayers and cleansing of the entire Ife Kingdom at the palace of the Ooni before other activities flow. Having as the chief host, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, and Princess Dr. Toyin Kolade as host, the 2020 Aje Festival will no doubt herald a new breath of life into the commercial and economic activities not only in Ile Ife and environs but throughout Yorubaland and the whole of Nigeria.
Prayers are going to be offered by top spiritual leaders and royal fathers. The prayers are meant to seek God’s intervention in the multifaceted challenges confronting Nigeria.
The Aje Festival is going to be an All-White attire affair reflecting purity, peace and unity. Market women and men are also expected to display their farm product, foodstuffs, goods, and products for the array of visitors who trooped into the Cradle of Yoruba race to savour the natural gift bestowed upon the flourishing land of Ile Ife.