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Farooq Oreagba, Ojude Oba King of Steeze Bags Cultural Ambassador Honour

Oreagba was described as a true Nigerian original and praised his commitment to promoting Nigerian culture

The National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, has honored Farooq Oreagba, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NG Clearing, as Honorary Ambassador.

Oreagba stole the show at the 2024 Ojude Oba Festival where he was recognized for his energy, spirit, and dedication to promoting Nigerian culture.

The Director General of NCAC, Obi Asika, announced the recognition on his Instagram page and displayed the Certificate of Recognition awarded to Oreagba.

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Asika described Oreagba as a true Nigerian original and praised his commitment to promoting Nigerian culture. The 2024 Ojude Oba Festival took place in June and paid tribute to Awujale, the revered king of Ijebu-Ode, Oba Sikiru Adetona.

He wrote, “I could not be happier to announce him as an Hon Ambassador for the National Council for Arts and Culture #ncac_nigeria and celebrate him and his boundless energy and spirit.

“He is now the King of Steeze and brought global attention to #OjudeOba the key traditional festival of Ijebu Ode celebrating the Awujale.

“For at least the last decade, he has been getting on his horse, dressed in magnificent aso oke and representing his family and culture.

“We discussed what made this year different and why the reaction, was it the photographer, was it the festival or was it just God’s time? I believe it was just meant to be.

“My brother is a fighter, diagnosed with terminal cancer he has been fighting it for a decade and never been anything but positive.

“He has been an inspiration to us his friends and now we are sharing him to the world. He represents all that is good about Nigeria, please celebrate him, a true Nigerian original!

“I know he is braver than almost anyone I know from the way he confronts his pain and has always repped naija since I have known him, Congrats again and thanks for all you do.”

Farouk Oreagba

The festival celebrated the rich heritage of the Ijebu people and attracted prominent figures from far and wide.

Oreagba, a prominent son of Ogun State, made a striking appearance and became the unwitting face of the festival with his unique fashion sense and inspiring personal story.

He made a majestic entrance on a decorated horse, wearing a stunning green and lemon agbada with a matching cap and adorned himself with red coral beads, a gold crossbody chain, embolded tattoos, a big tobacco pipe, an Apple wristwatch, and stylish sunglasses.

Despite facing health challenges, including a battle with cancer, Oreagba exuded elegance and style, showcasing Nigerian culture with uncommon flair and sophistication.

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