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CEOAFRICA Unveils Olubadan Docudrama
Tue, 15 Apr 2014   ||   Nigeria,

 The Chairman of CEO Africa, Mr Cletus Ilobanafor kick start the Olubadan centenary birthday celebration with the unveiling of Docu-Drama which was titled "Olubadan of IbadanLand the living legend, the pride of Africa" on Sunday at the Mapo historical hall.

"We are keen on celebrating Africa's living legends not when they are dead but while they are living and to project Africa as one of the leading continent in the world.

Olubadan is one of such, and he needs to be celebrated" he said. The program which will elapse a week has lined up of programmes to honour his imperial Majesty Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1.

 "Olubadan is the oldest living monarch and that is why we are trying to put his name in the Guinness book of record" Cletus Ilobanafor said. He further stated while speaking with the press that they  have check all around, but there is no first class monarch in the world that is up to his age. "We are packaging him so that the world will begin to celebrate our own, We want to project personalities, qualities, characters and others to the world, so that they will join us in celebrating him".

According to him, the program cost a lot of money but they see it as a privilege to project a man that has seen it all, that has been the traditional head of a city that has been known for many firsts.

Ilobanafor disclosed that the project took the company four months to together adding that other logistics problems were also confronted.

"During our research on him we found out that Oba Odulana is someone that has passion for education, he believes in justice, and you cannot buy him with money.

Such people are rare in our society. I believe in the unity of this country, if an Hausa man can do a project on an Igbo man, if a Yoruba man can also do a project on aa Hausa man, there is no doubt that the unity of this country will be strong and that is the only thing that can unite us as a nation and as one family.

 The Chairman of the occasion, Engr Seyi Makinde, PDP governorship aspirant, during he's speech appreciated the brain behind the whole event, in person of Cletus Ilobanafor. "I am proud to be an Ibadan man, and also happy that we all are part of this great history" he said.

The chairman appreciated the guest present and also advise them to see the olubadan as their role model. He concluded his speech with launching of the Docu-Drama on behalf of his organization "Omi titun ti ru" with a substantial amount.

 The event told his royal majesty biography, his achievement right from he's early life, entertainers were present to entertain the guest, such as paying homage to the king "EWI", Bata dance, kegites and others.

Dignitaries present at the occasion includes: the chairman of the day, Engr Seyi Makinde, his royal majesty children and grandchildren, chief Lekan Alabi among others


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