Odogbolu Community unveiled the logo for their yearly Odogbolu Heritage Festival on November 14, 2019 in Nigerian Union of Journalists Ogun State Secretariat, Abeokuta, Ogun state popularly known as ‘Iwe Iroyin’.
The event was graced by representatives from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Journalists, Executives of the Odogbolu Community Development Council (OCDC) and representatives of the Odogbolu Community Youths.
While giving the opening speech, the President of OCDC, Omololu Adegboye said that the Odogbolu community was an ancient community located in Ijebu land, Ogun state. He also said that the community is the custodian of the culture and traditions of the Ijebu land such as the Agemo spirit. It is also important to note that the famous “Igbekere” now modernized and called plantain chips was first made in Odogbolu community.
Speaking on the Odogbolu Heritage Festival, Vice President of the OCDC, Otunba Adekunle Adegbite said that while the community had always celebrated the Odogbolu Heritage Festival, the community wished for a bigger celebration this year thus the need to rebrand the festival. He continued by assuring everyone that the Odogbolu Heritage Festival would be a success as it is being planned by a celebrated cultural event planner, Otunba Olumogun of Infogen who happens to be the same event planner who plans the Osun/Oshogbo Festival every year.`
He continued further by saying that they wished to showcase their culture and heritage as well as attract sponsors that will partner with them to help develop the community.
The Odogbolu Heritage Festival’s Logo was then unveiled. The President of the OCDC, Omololu Adegboye explained the logo thus “The Green side which is divided into four represents the four parts of Odogbolu Community, the green colour itself represents the ‘Plantain’ which Odogbolu is known for, the orange part represents the ripe plantains which will be fried as “Igbekere”, the red part represents the the red palm oil used to fry the “Igbekere”, The spiral shape within the logo represents the Odogbolu “Igbekere” that has gone round the world.
The Odogbolu Heritage Festival will take place from December 1 – December 8, 2019. Some of the activities that will be holding during the festival are: The Agemo Dance, The Miss Odogbolu Competition, The Children’s Christmas Party and others.
Odogbolu is known to have produced notable Nigerians such as Joel Ogunaike, Israel Adesanya, Dr. Babatunde Diya and others.