The Atelewo Cultural Initiative is set to hold a party in celebration of the Yoruba New Year on July 7.


According to a statement on Tuesday, the event is scheduled to take place at the Racecourse, Adamasingba in Ibadan, Oyo state.

The festival promises an unforgettable experience filled with traditional Yoruba music, fashion, food, and engaging cultural activities,” the statement reads.

“The Yoruba Party will offer a unique opportunity to immerse in the rich heritage and dynamic traditions of the Yoruba people.


“Attendees can look forward to a day of joyous celebration, featuring competitions and quizzes that test participants’ understanding of Yoruba culture and history.

“The event will be Yoruba cultural dress-themed, encouraging all participants to don both old and new styles of Yoruba outfits, showcasing the evolution of Yoruba fashion.”

Rasaq Malik Gbolahan, one of the founders of the initiative, said the party is “a crucial step towards the growth and sustenance of the Yoruba culture”.


“By bringing people together to celebrate and learn about Yoruba traditions, we are fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of our rich cultural heritage,” he said.

On his part, Ayo Adams, the co-convener, said the event is open to everyone including non-Yorubas.

“We invite all to join us in experiencing the beauty of Yoruba culture, from its music and dance to its fashion and food,” Adams said.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to engage with and celebrate the Yoruba New Year in a lively, communal setting.”


The Atelewo Cultural Initiative is dedicated to the revival and promotion of Yoruba culture and language.

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