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Farooq Oreagba Honored as NCAC Ambassador After Stealing the Show at 2024 Ojude Oba Festival

Farooq Oreagba, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NG Clearing, has been conferred the title of Honorary Ambassador by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC). Oreagba captivated the audience with his remarkable presence at the 2024 Ojude Oba Festival.

The Director General of NCAC, Obi Asika, announced this recognition on Instagram, sharing the Certificate of Recognition awarded to Oreagba. Asika praised Oreagba’s energy, spirit, and dedication to promoting Nigerian culture, describing him as a true Nigerian original.

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 has never been anything but positive.

“He has been an inspiration to we his friends, and now we are sharing him with 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.”

The 2024 Ojude Oba Festival took place in June, showcasing its signature blend of grandeur, cultural significance, and glamour.

This year’s edition paid tribute to Awujale, the revered king of Ijebu-Ode, Oba Sikiru Adetona, and celebrated the rich heritage of the Ijebu people, attracting prominent figures from far and wide. However, Oreagba, a prominent son of Ogun State, stole the spotlight with his striking appearance and inspiring personal story.

His unique fashion sense made him the unwitting face of the festival, as he made a majestic entrance on a decorated horse, clad in a stunning green and lemon agbada with a matching cap.

Oreagba exuded elegance and style, as he adorned himself with red coral beads, a gold crossbody chain, emboldened tattoos, a big tobacco pipe, an Apple wristwatch, and stylish sunglasses.

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