Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Eagle Aromatic Schnapps Supports Ojude Oba festival

The Ijebus are well known all over Nigeria and indeed the world for their entrepreneurial skills , but once every year the sons and daughters of this illustrious tribe come home to pay homage to their paramount ruler, the Awujale of Ijebu land.

This is what is known as the Ojude Oba festival which holds on the third day after the Eid El Kabir celebrations.

This year was no different and Eagle Aromatic Schnapps, from the stable of Intercontinental Distillers Limited, a brand at the fore front of promoting tradition, supported the event.

As a build up to the event, the brand paid a courtesy visit to the Oba, HRH  Sikiru Kayode Adetona to felicitate with him and receive royal blessings. The Oba noted that the company, Intercontinental Distillers Limited a past chairman, Chief Ogunbanjo of blessed memory was an Ijebu man. He said any business an Ijebu man did, he would do excellently.  He enjoined the brand to continue to promote tradition. 
The Ojude Oba Festival  was graced by notable personalities like Gov. Seriake Dickson,  Governor of Bayelsa State,  Senator Daisy Danjuma, Deputy  Gov. of Ogun State,  Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga ,  Former Gov. Gbenga Daniel , Popular Industrialist Chief Okoya Thomas and was filled with resplendent displays  from the various Regbe Regbes (ie groups)as well as warrior families who thrilled the crowds with horse riding displays. 
At the event, the brand identified with the Bobagunte Regbe Regbe which has notable Ijebus like Iyalode Alatishe and popular fuji musician Salawa Abeni as members.
Assistant Brand Manager of Eagle Aromatic Schnapps; Gbemileke Lawal said, Ojude Oba is undoubtedly one of the biggest gatherings in Cultural Nigeria today, it is the gathering of people who come together yearly to celebrate the culture and tell their story to the world the way it should be told. Eagle Aromatic Schnapps is proud to be a part of this event, Eagle/Ojude Oba together extols the essence of culture and gives the people a sense of belonging while latching on to tradition of yester years.  He enjoined the coming generation to preserve culture and tradition by holding on to this platform.
The Brand gave out free gifts to visitors at the festival; the visitors enjoyed free sampling at the Eagle schnapps stand….

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