Generations To Come Will Never Forgive You- Alafin To Kinsmen


Oyo’s Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has stated that if they fail to promote Yoruba’s cultural heritage, the unborn generation will not forgive the current generation.

Adeyemi issued this statement on Saturday at his palace in Oyo during this year’s World Sango Day.

The monarch, while calling on other traditional rulers in Yoruba land on the need to uphold Yoruba culture and tradition, insisted that generation unborn will not forgive them if they failed to promote the culture of the tribe.

He said, “Generation unborn will not forgive us if we failed to promote Yoruba cultural heritage, I want to charge you to promote our cultural heritage in your respective domains.

“It is a challenge for us in Yoruba land if we forget our culture and tradition, let us teach our children Yoruba culture and tradition, there is a different between religion and culture, don’t be ashamed to dress in Yoruba attires, our culture should even reflect in the way we eat.”

Adeyemi, while emphasising on the importance of the World Sango festival, described the Sango as one of the Alaafin of Oyo before he later became a deity.

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He added that Sango possessed the ability of fighting his opponent without physical encounter.

He noted that the beauty of this festival is for the promotion of Yoruba culture and heritage, adding that people should start teaching their children Yoruba language in their different homes and schools.

Adeyemi pointed that Yoruba language is been taught in over 26 Universities in America, as he urged his kinsmen to take the culture of the tribe seriously.

Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun noted that the Sango festival is celebrated not only in Oyo State, but all over countries of the world, that is why some foreign nationals attended the Sango festival.

Olatubosun pointed out that the Sango festival is done every year in remembrance of the impact of Alaafin Sango as one of the Alaafin’s and also as a deity, adding that Sango will forever be remember as far as Yoruba land is concern.

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“By next year, the state government will have promote this festival to be included in one of the UNECO program and celebrated as that one of Osun/Oshogbo festival, Sango is one of the most celebrated in the world.”

Olatubosun urged the people to always promote Yoruba culture and tradition so that Yoruba land can move forward, adding Yoruba’s should always associate and rally around their culture.

“Our culture should be celebrated more than in the Western world, let’s all go home and teach our children our culture because religion and culture differ.”

However, he called on the Oyo State individuals to collaborate and assist the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde promotes the state’s culture and heritage of Yoruba.


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