The official unveiling of Ankara for the 2023 Ipakodo Day Celebrations was held at the palace of HRM, Oba Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa on the 29th of August 2023.
Attracting stakeholders from the entire Ikorodu West LCDA, the program also set in motion the celebratory plans for Oba Sekumade’s 5th Coronation Anniversary.
Organised by a joint planning committee headed by Dr. Bolaji Adeniji, the program showcased a vibrant Ankara fabric, to be exclusively used in symbolizing the wealthy cultural heritage of the community during the festival period.
Before the unveiling of the Ankara, attendees from various facets of the town were urged to prepare themselves for the 2nd edition by partaking busily in the extravaganza which would begin on October 2023.
The chairman, Dr Bolaji, used the medium to reel out activities lined up for the celebration period, asserting measures put in place to make the anniversary successful.
“We urge all indigenes and residents of Ipakodo community to get ready for a celebration like never before”.
“There will be colourful displays of our traditional creations, free healthcare delivery, a day for market men and women, youth day, music, dance and more”.
“This year’s celebration will mark another significant milestone in honouring our Kabiesi, the esteemed Oba Sekumade of Ipakodo and celebrating the unity and pride of the Ipakodo community” Dr Bolaji added
Commending the planning committee for living up to expectations during the maiden Ipakodo Days celebration in 2022, HRM, Oba Bashiru Aremu Shotonwa instructed the joint planning committee to make the year 2023 edition top-notch.
Acknowledging the importance of the annual celebration, Oba Shotonwa emphasized the need to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Ipakodo by creating an unforgettable experience for all attendees.
Affirming his thorough guidance and support towards the success of the celebration and his anniversary, Oba Shotonwa encouraged the planning committee to be determined to organize a celebration that will leave a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of the community members.