As a fall-out of the recently concluded FELABRATION held at the New Afrikan Shrine, Lagos, Intercontinental Distillers Limited (IDL) – Makers of high quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks – hosted the DeROK Snooker competition at the Shrine over the weekend.
This pitched the best snooker players against each other and produced a winner Mr. Oladeji Adesoji.
It was an awesome week filled with hyper-fun and thrills as the 2018 edition of FELABRATION held Lagos residents and visitors (Local and International) spell bound for an entire week! The king of gin, Chelsea London Dry Gin was there to make the event truly memorable.
Felabration is an annual festival of music and arts commemorating the life and times of Nigeria’s foremost musical icon, the late great Fela Anikulakpo Kuti. As a music brand, it is revered and highly influential. The idea and concept of Felabration as an annual celebration of Fela’s music, life and times, originated from his eldest child Yeni who conceived it in 1998.
This year’s theme titled “Overtaking Overtake” celebrates the late great music icon, Fela Anikulakpo Kuti posthumously at 80, and seeks to empower the people through art, dance, music and intellectual discourse with the belief that together we shall succeed in ‘ Overtaking Overtake’.
With the exception of 1999, Felabration has taken place annually. Currently Felabration – organized by the Felabration Organising Committee – has grown into a mega week-long musical event in Nigeria which attracts thousands of visitors annually to the New Africa Shrine from all over the world.
Monday the 7th of October, 2018 was a very memorable day in Intercontinental Distillers Limited (IDL); the leading producer of spirits and wine in Nigeria; as the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye made an official visit to its distillery facility situated at Igboloye Village, Km. 11, Ota-Idiroko road, Ogun state.
She was warmly received by the management team of IDL, led by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Patrick Anegbe. The team took her around for a tour of the distillery, before heading into a meeting where matters related to the industry were discussed.
She was pleased with what she saw at the distillery and praised IDL for its giant strides in the industry.
For the people, Okere in Warri, the Awankere festival is one of the most revered festivals .
Spanning a period of Five Hundred and Twenty One years, the Awankere has been celebrated yearly even during the period of the war, (1st world war, 2nd world war and Biafran war). It is a fertility festival which takes place during the peak of the raining season.
The 521st edition took place from July and terminated on the 18th of August 2018.
Eagle Schnapps, the authentic Schnapps for the promotion and culture, paid a courtesy visit to the Community Head, the Olare – Aja of Okere community, Ogieboro E. F.Esisi to felicitate with him and the Okere People. Libations were poured with Eagle Schnapps and prayers said for the peace & prosperity of the community.
The next stop for Eagle Schnapps was the Brand sponsored Draughts competition among the “Idimi” -quarters. This competition saw Mr. Samuel Ebule from the Odekporo quarter emerging the winner.
Also, to add to the festivities, Eagles Schnapps sponsored the Best Dressed Quarter Award with the winner Odekporo quarter, going away with a Trophy & Cash Sum.
The story of the Awankere festival will not be complete without the masquerades and the 2018 edition was not different as the Masquerades displayed the dances with whips called the Ukpatsan. This whip produces a gunshot like sound when the masquerades whip the floor with it.
The leader of the Masquerades Oshogwa Umale with other masquerades who are referred to as Children files out in a single line while at the end is Okwooye the Mother Masquerade. It is a sight to behold watching the masquerades rhythmic dance with no drums.
The festival combines the sacred (this in its numerous rituals) and the profane (and this in its lewd songs and orgiastic dances).
Otta Awori Kingdom has a new King !!! His name, Oba (Prof.) Abdu – Kabir Adeyemi Obalanlege.
Eagle Schnapps, Nigeria’s Authentic Schnapps at the fore-front of promoting culture and tradition, alongside the teeming sons of Ota Awori land, paid homage to the newly installed Olota of Ota-land.
The coronation which was colorful, was graced by the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo among many other notable public figures in Ogun State.
Eagle Schnapps, one of the sponsors of the event, thrilled the guests with performances from Olomi Tutu Cultural Drum Display. Consumers who also visited the Eagle Schnapps Stand, had a unique and rich brand experience as they took part in sampling and competitions which attracted lots of prizes.
Eagle Schnapps wishes Oba (Prof.) Abdu-Kabir Adeyemi Obalanlege a long, prosperous and peaceful reign in good health.
Long Live Awori Land.