The formal unveiling of logo,face of Oyotunji-Nigeria National Celebration of Arts,Culture ,Heritage and Tourism is an historic event packaged by ATBONDI, an initiative by Ambassador Barr.Rotimi Vaughn .
While delivering his speech , Barr Vaughn said the initiative organised the historic-cultural event for promotion of art,heritage ,cultural exchange ,tourism, agriculture and relationship ties between Ile-Ife Osun State,Nigeria and South Carolina, City of Camden/Oyotunji African Village, Sheldon, USA.
” We are here today to unveil the logo of Oyotunji-Nigeria Festival Celebration in the presence of the Arole Odua, Oonirisa ,Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi ,for endorsement, support and blessing on the project .
I want to greet respectfully all Monarch in attendance from far and near for their support since the commencement of the Oyotunji-Nigeria Project.
He stressed further by appreciating Oonirisa who has embark on cultural revolution across the globe with an awesome vision to promote culture, peace, art, heritage and youth empowerment.
It is a new dawn for investment in the area of Art,culture,tourism, trade & commerce,agriculture, education, youth,social development and advancing humanity. He said .
In Tourism, Oonirisa’s impact is massive and turning positively bringing African-American to
together to realise there is a bond which is their SOURCE.
It will also improve the economy , foreign exchange , investors and create cultural bond between Nigerians and American which will motivate lots tourist to visit the state and Nigeria at large,’’ Barr. Vaughn said
Oyotunji-Nigeria project has opened doors for Nigerians to experience for opportunity of friendship with African-American Brothers/Descendant who are captured and transported to different continent during the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade .
Aare-Apo of Oyotunji African Village ,South Carolina who represent the Oba Adefunmi Adejuyigbe expressed his profound gratitude to Oonirisa and citizen of Ile-Ife for their kind gesture and undiluted support during the ancestral home coming visit of Oba Oloyotunji recently.
Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who was represented by Mr Samuel Adeniyi lauds Oonirisa’s vision on youth empowerment programme,promotion of culture as awesome
“Indeed, Oonirisa is a revolutionary visionary leader , an advocate of peace whom God has chosen to liberate , motivate , the youths both in Ile ife, osun state and Nigeria at large . He said
Arole Odua , Oonirisa, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II thanked and appreciate all monarchs, dignitaries who graced the cultural -historic event of Oyotunji-Nigeria in Ile Odua
” I have seek the consent of Olodumare as we embark on the project of bring back to my root project, promoting of our culture,undiluted support to the initiative to make the blacks in diaspora trace their root back to Africa especially Nigeria”. The monarch said
It is well known that ILE IFE is the cradle of all mankind and the source of all people who spread across the globe .
He prayed fervently for Oba Oloyotunji , the great people of Oyotunji African Village,ATBONDI,NASO, OYOTUNJI-NIGERIA ,AFRICA DEVELOPMENT and others ,also warned against human trafficking and criminality and emphasise on peace,honesty and transparency .
The Logos,faces of Oyotunji-Nigeria festival and Atbondi were unveiled while Oonirisa offered his royal blessing to all . A powerful cultural dance was displayed by Atbondi cultural group led by Oriyomi Joseph.