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Fathia Balogun, Mr Latin, Doris Simeon Become New Olokun Ambassadors



Prominent Nollywood actors, Doris Simeon, Fathia Balogun, and Mr Latin have been  named as the new ambassadors of the annual Olokun Festival.
Fathia Balogun

Fathia Balogun

Three other actors,  Toyin Adegbola, Wise Rammy Shitta Bay, and Lambert Dikeh arfe among the new ambassadors of the crowd pulling festival
The six of them  will be  joining  their colleague, Yomi Fash Lanso  who has been an ambassador of the festival for sometime now.
The chief promoter of the Olokun Festival Foundation, Otunba (Dr) Gani Adams  disclosed this in Lagos during a press conference held at Knight Bridge Hotel, Toyin Street, Ikeja, to announce the commencement of this year’s  Olokun Festival.
Mr Latin

Mr Latin

“We will  officially announce  our new sets of cultural ambassadors on October 26 which incidentally is the rand finale of the festival. I’m talking about well celebrated individuals carefully selected to be the face of Olokun Festival Foundation. They will be joining our first Ambassador Yomi Fash Lanso who has been a source of pride to the foundation. It is with great pleasure to announce the addition of ageless Toyin Adegbola, beautiful Fathia Balogun,cut across Doris Simeon,Wise Rammy Shitta Bay, experienced Lambert Dikeh and ever funny Mr. LatinWith the preparations made  so far by the organisers of the Olokun Festival,  I  believe  that with your usual cooperation, the 2017 edition  shall be a grand success.”
Doris Simeon

Doris Simeon

Speaking on the festival, he said: “The Olokun Festival Foundation  has become an important tourist and local attraction and this I make bold to say ,  may not  be largely unconnected with the agility and efforts  of the organisers of the festival to sustain  in our people,  their  respect for deities.
“It is our collective obligation as a people to ensure that our culture is sustained and Olokun Foundation , through its annual celebration of Olokun Festival among other activities geared towards the promotion of our culture , has in a way, been breaking down the walls of  challenge posed by the fear of losing our culture to western education and imported faith that tend to undermine the growth and awareness of our people  around our culture.
 “It  therefore gladdens my heart to inform you that the programme continue on Tuesday, 4th of October, with a quiz competition, while the Olokun Beauty Pageant holds on Sunday, 8th of October.
“Soccer enthusiasts would have the opportunity to savour an entertaining Beach Soccer match on Monday, 23rd of October. This will be followed by a Boat regatta on the morning of 25th of October,  as what has been tagged Olosa Gala Night will also  hold on the  night of the same day.The grand finale of  the ever entertaining and very competitive  Ayo Olopon and  cultural troupe display will round off activities  marking the festival for this year  on Thursday October 26.
Adams used the opportunity to thank Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode for honouring the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo by erecting his state in the state. “I  like to thank the Lagos state government for the  honour done the Yoruba nation by immortalising  our adored, celebrated, forever -living leader and symbol of our struggle for a just and ideal society, Chief Obafemi Awolowo whose statue was erected at the LTV 8 end of Agidingbi Road, in Ikeja last week.
 “It is an honour well deserved and the government deserves   a huge commendation for this initiative.I will at this juncture implore those who have been criticising the features of the statue, to  rather focus on the laudable motive of the Lagos state government for  immortalising the late sage.”