Saturday, November 26, 2011
A spectacular display of colour, dance, culture and tradition was on Saturday showcased at the Tafawa Balewa Square TBS by various Eyo groups as Lagos held the Adamu Orisha play in memory of Chief Yesufu Oniru.
It was a celebration of songs, chants and colours at the 2011 installment of the Annual Eyo Festival.
The event was graced by the Lagos state governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, and many other dignitaries.
The relatively peaceful event saw a parade of different Eyo groups all clad in the regular Eyo robe while spotting unique colours on their hats and decorations on their canes.
Opening the parade were the lesser but flamboyant groups including the Eyo Iga Bajulaye parading it’s warlord on a horse, the Akogun green spotting a green theme on their robe and the Olokun group coming out in all white as they clap their canes in rhythm to their chants.
The five major different Eyo groups came in tow afterwards in an ascending rank order. The Eyo Agere appeared in their thematic purple coloured accessories while the Ologede followed with green patterned hats and cane. The Oniko and Alakete Pupa followed with yellow and red decorations respectively.
Among the Eyo groups which featured in the procession were Jakande, Elegushi, Ajiweforisha, Oshodi, Etti, Salawe, Faji, Kakawa, Sogunro, Taiwo- Olowo, Bajulaiye Asogbon, Suenu, Bashua, Erelu Kuti, Egbe, Shaasi, Asajon, Eletu Odibo, Aromire, Obanikoro, Oshodi- Bukku, Onisiwo, Bajulu, Onitana, Oloto, Onilado, Akogun Olofin, Balogun okolo
Others are Apena, Oluwa, Alaagba, Saba, Aiyemosan, Olorogun Ide, Olorogun Adodo, Onimole, Olumegbon, Sasore, Onilegbale, Eletu Iwashe, Eletu Ijebu, Ologun Agbeje, Opeluwa, Akitoye, Sobaloju, Ashesi, Ogunmade, Olusi, Modile, Onisemo, Kosoko, Onikoyi, Awise, Ojon, Ojora, Onitolo, Olokun and Oniru.
While speaking at the cultural festival unique to only Lagos Island, governor Fashola described the festival as a cultural celebration of transition. He implored Lagosians to be introspective during the celebration and remember the significance of the festival and also highlighted the economic gains of the festival.
He recalled that the late Chief Yesufu Oniru in whose honour the Eyo was being staged was a leader who through the instruments of law sought to ensure that his people were not deprived of what was theirs.
The Governor added that the late Chief who was also the father of the present Oniru of Iruland, Oba Idowu Abiodun won many legal battles against the acquisition of his ancestral property by the then emerging colonial authorities.
“As in Eyo TOS Benson, which was held in April 2009, this festival is different from other performances since it is also designed to accommodate a larger audience without diluting the precepts and core values of the play”.
“Whilst the Eyo festival provides an occasion for us to celebrate, it is also important for us to be introspective. We should remember this festival’s significance which is largely within the context of preparations and performance of formal acts by the Oba of Lagos and the elders of the craft”, he reiterated.
The Governor also used the occasion to appeal to the people to complete the Adamu Orisha play by engaging in a massive cleanup of the State starting from Saturday evening.
The festival was closed by the head of the Eyo group, the black hat Eyo Adimu.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Le Meridien Grand Towers, Ikoyi project, has been driven within a very precise aspiration, that is to create two towers of 15 storeys high landmark Hotel and Residential tower in Lagos, Nigeria, as an icon in the skyline of the bay. This will provide the most luxurious accommodation in the City. The position of the project is in the heart of the prestigious Ikoyi Island. From a certain height of the building, the occupants will have views on both sides overlooking the Lagoon. It aims to combine a modern architectural expression with more classical formal elements and layouts.
Although the two towers are similar in their architectural style, they have different facades, each adapted to the functions they house. The two towers are sitting on the podium. The podium houses all the entrances, receptions, function halls, support services and amenities necessary for this top class complex. Both have three regiments: a base, a middle portion of the tower, and a top.
Le Meridien Grand Towers will have 271 suites divided in 5 different suite size categories: the King Suite, the Twin Suite, the Suite, the Diplomatic Suite and Visitors' rooms (attached to other suites). Added to these, there will be 46 smaller rooms that form part of the four Suites located at the end of the two West wings of the Hotel. This brings the number of keys to 317. Its VIP floors and services will rival any world-class accommodation, thus making Le Meridien Grand Towers Hotel the top accommodation in Lagos
Bilfinger Berger Nigeria GmbH develops customized designs for bridges in Nigeria such as the Lekki-lkoyi Bridge in Lagos, shown here. We support our operating partner with comprehensive logistics services during the construction period.
Not only in Lagos, but also in all other construction projects throughout Nigeria, we provide Julius Berger Nigeria with materials and equipment that are difficult or impossible to procure inside the country. We thus provide logistical and planning support for the construction of the Lekki-lkoyi Bridge in Lagos.
The bridge in Lagos, one of the largest cities in the world, will connect two heavily congested districts, thereby relieving city traffic. The plans for Nigeria’s first cable-stayed bridge were drawn up by design specialists from Bilfinger Berger Nigeria GmbH.
The structure comprises a 700-meter full-span approach bridge. Connected to this is a segmental bridge of more than 600 meters in length, at the center of which is a 91-meter high pylon.
Porsche Centre Lagos
179 Akin Adesola / Kofo Abayomi Street,
Victoria Island, Lagos
Car maker, Porsche recently opened a show room in Victoria Island, Nigeria. Located on Akin Adesola Street, opposite Globe Motors, the Porsche showroom is tastefully built and features the latest models of Porsche’s cars including various models of Porsche 911, the Cayenne sports utility vehicle amongst others.
Porsche’s presence in Lagos is likely a boon for car lovers around the city.
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Tel: 0807 1 911911
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