Igbo-Ora World Twins Festival gets October date
Alaafin of Oyo, Gov Makinde, Others To Grace Event
The 2021 edition of the cultural tourism event, Igbo-Ora World Twins Festival, aims to promote the multifunctional twinning cultural heritage of the Land of Twins in Igbo-Ora, Oyo State, Nigeria, is billed to commence on Sunday, October 3.
The Olu of Igbo-Ora, His Royal Majesty, Oba Jimoh Olajide Titiloye (Asoroolu Ayinla V) recently made the announcement of the one-week long festival with the theme Twinning For Global Medical Breakthrough as a way of celebrating the medical team of National Medical Centre, Abuja, that successfully separated the conjoined Martins twins in 2020, among other lined up of activities.
The Executive Governor of the State, Engr. Seyi Makinde will be the Chief Host, while the Life Grand Patron of the festival, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr. Lamidi Adeyemi Atanda, The Alaafin of Oyo is expected to lead other dignitaries spread across the globe to welcome all and sundry as well as family, friends and well-wishers of multiple births to this year’s unique gathering.
In a statement jointly released by the famous twins in African tourism, and global facilitators of the festival, Ambassadors Taiwo and Kehinde Oguntoye, the cultural showpiece will commence with a special church thanksgiving service at the Methodist Church, Igbo-Ora on Sunday, October 3, to be followed on Monday 4, by the traditional cleansing of the town called Iwure.
Tuesday 5 is scheduled for the Twins Debate Competition among twin-students in Junior Secondary Schools in Ibarapa Land, while the Senior Secondary Schools session comes up on Wednesday 6.
The much-anticipated twins traditional/cultural games day will hold on Thursday 7 and will feature an exhibition of local games for the twins by the community. Friday 8 will witness Special Jumat Twins Service at the Igbo-Ora Central Mosque, to be followed by royal homage to the Paramount ruler of Igbo-Ora land. Friday night will witness a special tribute procession night in honour of departed twin tagged Twinless Night Of Honour. The grand finale, which is also the Twins Pilgrimage Day, comes up on Saturday, October 9, at the festival arena, Methodist Grammar School, Igbo-Ora, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Other activities of the festival, which stands as a unique cultural tourism competitive advantage for Nigeria include Twins Concert, Circus performances, Twins Appellation, Twins Fashion and Parade, talent show etc. It was however noted that COVID-19 protocols would duly adhere during all scheduled activities of the event.
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