Investiture of Comrade Funmilayo Agnes Sessi As Akoni 'Birin Yoruba Woman of the Year In a momentous celebration of Yoruba heritage and leadership
Investiture of Comrade Funmilayo Agnes Sessi As Akoni ‘Birin Yoruba Woman of the Year
In a momentous celebration of Yoruba heritage and leadership, Ile Oodua within the illustrious Ooni’s Palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State, will host the public presentation and launching of the much-anticipated brochure titled “Akoni Oodua Diary” on Friday, 23rd February 2024.
This compendium, a tribute to a selfless leader, promises to offer a comprehensive insight into the remarkable journey of Akoni Oodua, encapsulating her unwavering dedication to community and culture. Alongside this unveiling, the event will also mark the prestigious decoration of Comrade Funmilayo Agnes Sessi as the Akoni ‘Binrin Yoruba Woman of the Year 2023.
Under the esteemed patronage of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, the ceremony is set to be a grand affair, graced by the presence of distinguished dignitaries. Among the notable guests in attendance will be Chief Dr. Peter Fatomilola, adding to the significance and prestige of the occasion.
The festivities will commence with a thought-provoking lecture scheduled for Thursday, 22nd February 2024, with the theme “The Role of Women in Yoruba Cultural Development.” Professor Ajibade George Olusola, a respected scholar, will take the podium as the guest lecturer, offering insights into the invaluable contributions of women to the cultural tapestry of the Yoruba people.
As anticipation mounts for this historic event, participants eagerly await the opportunity to honor the legacy of Akoni Oodua and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Comrade Funmilayo Agnes Sessi. This gathering serves as a testament to the resilience, fortitude, and unwavering commitment to cultural preservation that are intrinsic to the Yoruba ethos.
The event promises to be a celebration of heritage, leadership, and the enduring spirit of the Yoruba people.