The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has commended MTN Nigeria for its role in making the 2021 Olojo Festival a success through its sponsorship of the event. He gave the commendation during a courtesy visit by MTN’s delegation to the Ooni’s Palace. The delegation, led by the Chief Sales Officer, MTN Nigeria, Adekunle Adebiyi, also included the Senior Manager Sales and Distribution, Ifeanyi Udom and Manager Sales and Distribution, Oyebimpe Akinsola.
The Olojo Festival is an annual cultural festival to celebrate the day the Almighty created the earth. The celebration is preceded by a seven-day seclusion by the Ooni of Ife. This year, Oba Ogunwusi dedicated his time in seclusion to praying for a better Nigeria.
The Ooni also expressed his elation by the efforts of the telco in ensuring that there was seamless network connectivity throughout the duration of the Festival. MTN also used the opportunity to affirm its commitment to promoting Nigeria’s rich culture and support the passions of Nigerians across the countries.
Speaking during the visit, Chief Sales Officer, MTN Nigeria, Adekunle Adebiyi said, “At MTN, we are always excited about promoting the amazing cultures and heritage in communities we operate in. Being in operations in Nigeria for the past 20 years, we have been a part of several festivals that unite Nigerians, showcase our rich traditions and promote activities of the grassroot communities. It is a great privilege to be a part of the 2021 Olojo Festival which further establishes our love for everything Nigerian.”
MTN has continued to show support for Nigerian heritage and culture with the Kulture Fest initiative, celebrating with people of various communities across Nigeria through festivals. Some of which include the Osun Osogbo, Ofala Nnewi, Argungun Fishing Festival, Anioma Festival and other festivals across the country. Through its Kulture Fest initiative, MTN has sponsored over 37 festivals around Nigeria, and continues to support.