Egbe Omo Yoruba To Hold Convention In New York

Yoruba sons and daughters will meet in New York from September 9 to 11, 2011 for the 19th National Convention of Egbe Omo Yoruba North America.

The convention will take place at Long Island Marriott Hotel, Uniondale, New York. The theme of the convention is: “Yoruba Beyond 2011”. Yoruba leaders including political and traditional rulers are expected to attend the convention. All the governors of Yoruba states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun are also expected at the convention.

Speaking to the press on the convention, the President of Egbe Omo Yoruba Greater New York, Chief Babatunde Olatunbosun, said that the convention will set post-2011 political and economic agenda for Yoruba nation within the Nigerian state. He said that the convention will also solidify the international friendships the Yoruba in the Diaspora has been able to build for the Yoruba nation. Experts from various fields of endeavor including law, security, energy, engineering, politics and economy will address the convention.

Chief Olatunbosun called on all Yoruba sons and daughters to attend the convention so as to have the opportunity to have their inputs in the Yoruba agenda.

  1. Dr. Olugbade OLATEJU Reply

    Wonderful! Mo ki gbogbo omo kaaro ojiire ti o wa ni ilu Amerika ku ipalemo odun alarinrin to mbo ni osu oweewe(osu kesan) odun yii. Ojo a de layo ati alafia. Amin.
    Please, it should be a taboo for anybody to eat non-yoruba food at that convention.
    Prepare plenty of amala,eba,ebiripo,ikokore, iyan and soup like gbegiri, abula, eweedu, egusi, efo, okro and the likes.
    Dr. Gbade Olateju

    • Dr. Olugbade OLATEJU Reply

      Iwish you all a happy get together.
      Best Regards
      Dr. Gbade Olateju

    • varnika Reply

      A similar moenhpenon occurs in some major cities in the US. Here, Nigerians coming straight from Nigeria or parents of second and third generation Nigerians are bemoaning the reality that their culture in the UK is being “diluted.” I would prefer to see as the redefinition of Black American culture that is more diverse than it has ever been and should be celebrated. However, as you point out, there are some negatives (loss of language) – one that I have found most devastating is in regards to health behaviors. Amongst Africans in the US, as they become increasingly acculturated (as measured by language, years of stay etc….very crude measures) rates of chronic disease increase. So I guess there pluses and negatives to this cultural moenhpenon…

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