The 2019 annual Ojude Oba Festival in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State is set to take place from August 13 – August 15 at the palace of the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona.
The Ojude Oba (which in English translates to ‘The King’s Courtyard’) is an annual festival held to celebrate the cultural heritage of the Ijebu people. During the celebration, various age groups (popularly known as the Regbe-Regbe), indigenes, their friends and associates, including tourists from far and near all storm the town, adorning colourful costumes.
The indigenes and visitors also throng the palace of the Oba to pay homage to the revered ruler who is one of the longest-reigning monarchs in Nigeria.
Goldberg Lager, a brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc brand has pledged its support for this year’s celebration.
“We are happy to be part of one of the most celebrated festivals in the South-West,” said the Portfolio Manager, Mainstream brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Omotunde Adenusi.
“It is very unique and important to the people of Ijebu and Goldberg recognizes the legacy that’s behind this celebration.”
To establish its presence during the festival, the Goldberg brand will be setting up a beer village along with other exciting activities.