NUJ, INFORMATION CHAPEL ENLIVENS AFRICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE
By Afusat Rasaq
The Information Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State has used the occasion of their Annual Press Week 2020 to enliven the rich African Cultural heritage.
In a chat with the Chairman of the Planning Committee, Oluwayemisi Onanuga, she said they have chosen to use the opportunity to promote African Culture Heritage from the begining to the end because, according to her, they believed the culture is rich and developmental.
In line with their set goal, the Comrade Wale Olanrewaju led Chapel started the 2020 Press week with a Public Lecture tagged, “Out Culture, Our Pride: The Role Of The Media In Sustaining African Cultural Heritage”, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
This was followed by “OWAMBE AWARDS NIGHT”, a never-before-heard special outing in the history of Nigeria Union of Journalist nationwide.The night bankrolled by an individual who has a high evaluation of African cultural heritage, showcased only African Attires such as Agbada, Danshiki, Akpooshe and allied outfits colourfully adorably leaving a memento.The entire space of OK Event Centre, Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta was literally set on fire as “gal” were looking admirably and set out for the kill. The ol’ boys too swayed repledently.
The Owambe Awards night was not complete without some Awards bestowed on some individuals the Chapel found quite outstanding and exemplary in deeds and character.
Dr Adeola Odedina, Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture bagged Commissioner of the year; Barr. Femi Ogunbanwo – Media friendly Personality of the year; Femi Osipitan – Outstanding Information Officer (male); Waliyat Odemakin – Outstanding Information Officer (female); Tunde Odunewu- Outstanding Photojournalist and Modupe Salabiu carted home – Most Selfless Officer Award.