If you are in Ibadan and you love the culture and tradition of the city of seven hills, then you should be interested in Ibadan Week 2018.
The weeklong celebration of the largest city in West Africa, is put together by the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, the umbrella body for all associations and societies of Ibadan Origin. The theme of Ibadan week 2018 is “Ibadan… A city without end”.
The events of the Ibadan week started on Friday the 2nd of March 2018 with Jumat Services in various mosques in Ibadan. A visit to the Olubadan-in-Council was held on Saturday 3rd March , while services were held in various churches on Sunday March 4th. On March 5th (today), there will be a stage play at the Ibadan House, Oke Aremo, Ibadan by 3pm. The play is titled Opeagbe, Baale Ibadan, and it is in celebration of Baale Opeagbe one of the rulers of Ibadan.
On Tuesday the 6th of March, there will be an Award for Business Excellence Ceremony. At this event, awards will be presented to various individuals of Ibadan origin who have excelled in various businesses. It will take place by 10:00 am at the Ibadan House. On Wednesday the 7th of March by 12 noon Youths of Ibadan will converge at the same venue for Ibadan Youth Day, where issues pertaining to the roles of young people of Ibadan origin in redefining the Ibadan of the future will be discussed. As part of the events of Ibadan youth day, the Federation of Ibadan Student Unions (FIBSU) will have its debate on social, political and economic issues in modern day Ibadan.
The events of the Ibadan week 2018 continue on Thursday March the 8th with another awards ceremony, Award for Patriotism, which will be given to various individuals of Ibadan origin who have established themselves as true citizens of the city of Ibadan, and who have always supported the Ibadan cause both home and abroad, while on Friday March 9th, there will be an Ibadan Conference for all sons and daughters of Ibadan by 3:00pm at the Ibadan House.
The events of Ibadan Week 2018 come to an end on Saturday the 10th of March 2018, with a Cultural Festival showcasing the best of Ibadan culture and tradition is over two centuries of the city’s existence.