OONI OF IFE HONOURS YEYE OMOLEYE ADEBANJI AIYELABOWO WITH OODUA IRAWO OLA (Tomorrow's Star) AWARD AT THE 2017 ILE'YA OMO OODUA FESTIVAL.


Irawo Oodua Awards celebrates the entire Yoruba race at home and in diaspora. It is an award to establish the Hall of History to document the historical achievement for posterity. It recognizes distinguish personalities and celebrate their achievements annually.

As His Imperial Majesty this year celebrates outstanding personalities of Yoruba descent and induct them to the Hall of History where all achievements, successes and glories will be documented, Yeye Oge has been recognized by His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni Of Ife as the 2017 Oodua Irawo Ola (Tomorrow's Star).

History has it that Yeye Oge's  interest in cultural integration moved her to contest and won Miss Kabba in 2002 and Miss Okun in 2006 respectively. Furthermore, her doggedness for her cultural heritage led her to officially propounded the traditional "Aso Ibile Okun" that is everywhere in the world today and as a sign of appreciation from the entire Okun Area Traditional Council for promoting the yoruba culture, unity and proudly associating with her origin (Ile Ife) was conferred as the Yeye Oge of Okun land on the 28th of December, 2016 by the Olubunu of Bunu land and Acting Chairman of Okun Traditional Council HRH Oba J. Adebayo Ikusamoro that has been on the throne for 57years.

Yeye Omoleye continued her unification assignment with her first official visit to the Oni of Ife, Oonirisa, Arole Oduduwa Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi on the 17th of May 2017 and also participated in the 2017 Olojo Festival at Ile Ife.

This Irawo Ola (Tomorrow's Star) Award recipient's humanitarian services has attracted so much appreciation to her from home and abroad. One is her recent award by the National Association of Kogi State Students at the Federal University of Technology Akure in conjunction with NANS for the 2017 National Leadership Award for promoting Kogi State Art and Culture, Empowerment of Youth, Students Developmental Projects and Selfless Services to the less privileged and humanity at large.

Her dynamic personality made the radar of the United Yoruba Kingdom Oduduwa locate and conferred on her the Aare Yeyeoge of Yoruba Land (Home and Abroad) having followed her activities in trying to rally support for the yoruba nation.

Yeye, giving her acceptance speech after receiving the award presented by the Ooni of Ife himself, Yeye Omoleye appreciated God Almighty for the grace to come this far. She expressed her gratitude to His Imperial Majesty for counting her worthy for this monumental achievement and recognition. Yeye Omoleye was full of praises to her husband Hon. Aiyelabowo Abebanji Austin who is the Senior Special Assistant to Kogi State Governor on Youth Empowerment (West) and her immediate family. Yeye specially thanked the Special Adviser to Kogi State Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Engr. Abubakar Ohere. The Okun Traditional Council and Hon. Taofiq A. Isa the Administrator Ijumu Local Government and Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Kogi State and also HRH Ehindero the Olu of Ayetoro - Ggbede and all her entourage and supporters drawn from far and wide. She reassured the Okun people of her commitment and unwavering support to their ancestral home, Ile Ife.

News Credit: Charles Osagie.

Photo speaks.

Yeye Oge with Hon Taofiq Isa. Co awardees.

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