Nigerians in the New Jersey area of the United States of America gathered to celebrate two nights of the rich and diverse culture of the Yoruba people. The celebration which was tagged Asa Expo (culture) was founded by Temitope Adeshina. The maiden edition showcased fashion, wrestling, recitation of Yoruba poems, Yoruba music, masquerades, proverbial sayings and songs.
The founder, Temitope Adeshina urged every nation to invest in culture to realise its potentialities and reposition for development. She urged Nigerians to pay close attention to culture and do everything possible to ensure the sustainability of its cultural values by promoting and investing in them. “We saw it as a project worth doing by putting the event together to help bring to the fore cultural values as tools for realising our full potential as Africans and as Nigerians in particular.” She said.
Temitope Adeshina stated that the event would take place annually and called on sister organisations to take part in the promotion and sustainability of the Yoruba culture. The event which drew eminent Yoruba people living the U.S, The Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija, The Olu Onigboolu of Ewekoro Local Government in Ogun State, Oba Matthew Ayinde Ajibulu and Akile Yoruba of Okunande of Africa, Oshiloye Joye 1, was indeed a wonderful occasion which did not fail to showcase Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.