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AFRICAN DRUM FESTIVAL: WINNERS CART AWAY FINANCIAL REWARDS

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The Ogun State Government has presented cash prices ranging from N2 million and 5,000 Dollars to winners in various categories at the just concluded African Drum Festival held in Abeokuta.

Presenting the cheques to the winners, the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun expressed gladness for the successful hosting of the festival, describing drum as a veritable tool and catalyst for the socio-economic development of the state, assuring that the next edition will witness more countries, states and private troupes’ participation.

In the state troupe category, Kwara State came first with N2m, Enugu came second with N1m, Ogun State came third with N500,000, while Unique Fingers, Ijo Easy and Foot Prints of David came first, second and third earning N2m, N1m and N500,000 respectively, in the private troupe category.

In the foreign category, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’voire and Togo came first, second and third, earning, 5,000, 3,000 and 1,000 dollars respectively, while special recognitions and cash awards for the Best African Drummer, individual category for male and female category went to Pa Adewole Oniluola, Pa Anthony Odili from Rivers State, Alhaji Mogaji Makuta, Ogunde Troupe, Ogun State Cultural Troupe, Muyideen Olatunji, Ara, the drummer, the Ekemini troupe from Akwa Ibom State, Sylvanus Kuwor from Ghana, Luis Ndolovu, representing Zimbabwe and Ayanyinka Olowogangan respectively.

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