The Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi in conjunction with the Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) would unveil the book written on Moremi Ajasoro, an Ife queen who sacrificed herself to be enslaved for the liberty of her people and mankind.
This was contained in a press statement released on Monday by Ooni’s Director of Media, Comrade Moses Olafare who said the launching ceremony expected to be chaired by HRM, Oba Francis Olusola Alao, the Olugbon of Ile-Igbon and Vice Chairman, Oyo state Council of Obas & Chiefs is slated to hold 11am on Saturday 14th July, 2018 at the Oduduwa Hall of the university
According to him, the book published by Princess Ronke Ademiluyi and House of Oduduwa Foundation in collaboration with Institute of Cultural Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University talks about the strength and power of a woman in ancient Yoruba history, warning that the people must prevent the rich Yoruba culture and history against extinction.
“People without history and culture are doomed to extinction. This book, Queen Moremi Ajasoro reminds us about the pride of womanhood to encourage the values of decency, courage, hardwork, justice, sacrifice for public good, contentment and integrity,” Olafare said.
The statement also quoted the House of Oduduwa Foundation’s CEO, Prince Jide Fadairo regretting that many historical facts about Yoruba heroes and heroines were lost due to lack of recognition and proper archival preservation.
He maintained that the book is very necessary to get people well informed about Moremi Ajasoro as an epitome of bravery, courage and liberation that should always be celebrated.
“In recent times we have observed decline and near extinction of our culture. Many yawns for history and many lack knowledge of history as so many historical facts have been lost due to lack of recognition and proper archival preservation.