The 2013 Owu Day Festival Announced

Prince Adeshina, Chairman Planning Committee.

Prince Adeshina, Chairman Planning Committee.

The annual festival of Owu Kingdom, the Odun Omo Olowu, also known as Owu Day Festival which is usually featured in the first week of October anyway has been confirmed for Saturday 5th of October as the staging date of the 2013 edition.

The chairman of the Planning Committee, Prince Adekunle Adeshina, the Omoleefon of Owu Kingdom announced to his committee members at their recent meeting at the Owu Palace on Oke Ago Owu in Abeokuta that the Olowu and paramount ruler of Owu Kingdom, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu has approved that date for the staging of the climax and highlight of the week long festival which crescendo is to take place at its usual venue of the Gateway Secondary School at Ita Iyalode in the Owu Quarter of Abeokuta.

It should be noted that this venue like many similar educational premises in Ogun State has recently been totally revamped and given a facelift by the government of Senator Ibikunle Amosun, he himself an Owu man stemming from the Molashin compound on Totoro Rd, Abeokuta. All the roads leading to the venue have also been transformed into first class 8 – lane avenues backed up with blinding street lights as a part of the transformation of the whole city of Abeokuta amidst many other major cities of Ogun State.

As promoters of Owu cultural heritage, celebrates the milestone achievements of one of its sons, Governor Ibikunle Amosun in his milestone efforts of enhancing the image of the state, just as we also celebrate the laudable achievements of another Owu icon, ‘Baba Iyabo’ Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the Balogun of Owu Kingdom and former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who entrenched the nation solidly into its path of democracy, and reigned the longest and arguably the best in the history of the Nigerian nationhood.

Owulakoda also gathered that the 2013 festival is also being planned to be the best and most sophisticated by far in the series, with special emphasis being placed on outreach to both the Diaspora and the rurals. New special features are also being planned to complement the scheduled events of the day. The festival Programme shall also be remarkably overhauled and expanded into new realms while the World Wide Web shall feature significantly as a major tool of information dissemination.

In brief, one should expect the 2013 Odun Omo Olowu/Owu Day Festival to be simply stunning. Ba atiri!

6 comments on “The 2013 Owu Day Festival Announced



  2. Infact, i got to know about d “owu day” as i was searching through google to know more about my origin out of curiosity. I’m from Ago-Owu (Orisunmade compound). pls I’m a fresh graduate seeking job. I have HND, Accountancy from Fed. Poly. Ilaro. I will be very glad to meet you as per any suitable job opportunity for me. Baatiri!! Omo Ogun! Ise ya!


    • Congratulations on your recent graduation Segun, but I cannot be useful to you in the department of job seeking. Already have a legion of graduates with similar conditions hanging round my neck without the end of the tunnel in sight! However i wish all the very best in your prospecting.

      A job per person should be a right in a modern society and the administrators should be responsible for remuneration and compensation when such fails. These are my views.


  3. I have never heard of this festival before, evem, I have nver been chanced to be at home. How I wish I can be part of this year celebration! Ba atiri!


    • Sorry i read your comment rather late. This year’s festival is gone but the 2014 one should come up first weekend in October. Please follow this site to be able to receive notification of every development. Cheers


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