Saturday, February 15, 2014

Alaafin praises Odu’a group for upholding culture

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has lauded the efforts of the management of Odua’a Investment Company Limited for upholding the Yoruba heritage in the structure of the company.  He also hailed what he described as the leadership position that the conglomerate occupied in the nation’s economy.
The monarch spoke on Wednesday when he visited the firm’s corporate headquarters in Ibadan.
The monarch said, “I am happy to note that Odu’a, which started business on October 1, 1976, has become one of the biggest companies in Nigeria and has been operating as a conglomerate, with 70 per cent of its business as joint venture with reputable multinational companies.
“I want to specially commend the  management of the company for rekindling Yoruba arts  and heritage because a race that forgets its culture will soon reach the point of extinction.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Culture and Tradition is the foundation of every Government of the world. True or False?

Eurocentric Africans calling Africans "Afrocentric" ???? Cheap imitators in this generation. Guess what? They are not Chinese or Chinese goods. These imitators are Africans who thinks is in vogue to be ignorant about their culture.

Fela Anikulapo said, "culture and tradition is the government teacher." Uniqueness of differences is the reason why we constantly learning from one another. How would you describe a world where the majority are caricature of a minority? 'Omoluabi' is a natural trait to a Yoruba man. 'Gentlemanism' is British.

Americans have not stopped being Cowboys, because of the rise of China. So what is wrong with an African man? It shouldn't be an insult for an African to be 'Afrocentric.'

~Odua Balogun Kakanfo (OBK).