People in the Yoruba Creative
Industry have been encouraged to hone their skills in order to export it to
other countries where there are Yoruba speakers across the globe as this can be
a source of foreign exchange. This was unveiled by Mr. Adedeji D. Tarnner, a
prolific Yoruba writer at the Christmas Edition of Yoruba Lakotun, a quarterly
cultural show in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The author of Alajobi, Tobiloba, Aye Pegba, Ayinike
and other several Yoruba books, Adedeji D. Tarnner, admonished the Yoruba
Creative Industry to research into our cultural heritage in order to get unadulterated
materials to present to the world.
According to him, ‘The Yoruba Creative Industry is ripe for
harvest through her various skills which is not available in other parts of the
globe. The unique tradition and lifestyle of the Yoruba can be exported because
all other cultures and languages that have made meaningful impact globally
transcended their territory for it to be adopted by other cultures. Yorubas
need to fine-tune their crafts; preserve it and export it to other regions
across the world through technology and literature.
Also, we need to consciously eschew foreign vices, such as the use of
guns on fellow humans, which have crept into our communities as a result of
foreign influences on our cultures. We need to continue to place value on human
While welcoming the audience to
the heavily wreathed event for the Christmas edition, the host, Olutayo
Irantiola, said, that the nature has
created a distinction across different countries with seasons. As Yorubas are
preparing for Harmattan when fruits get ripened, the Western world is preparing
for winter when snow drop. He encouraged everyone to appreciate nature for her
benevolence to all human race across the world.
The Christmas edition of the
programme was dedicated to Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Emugoriade I, the Adeboruwa
of Igbogbo land, Ikorodu Division who just ascended the throne of his fathers. There
were performance poetry from different Yoruba spoken word acts to the delight
of the audience, some of the acts include Ogunyemi AbdulRahman popularly known
as Ojogbon Akewi Remo; Olayemi Olajide popularly called Kongo Oro and Aremo Oluwaseun Obafemi.
The edition of Yoruba Lakotun was attended by cultural enthusiasts drawn from Corporate and Social Nigeria.
Labels: Adedeji Tarnner, Aremo Oluwaseun Obafemi, Ethnic Heritage Center, Ogunyemi AbdulRahman, Olayemi Olajide, Olutayo Irantiola, Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Yoruba Lakotun