Oyebanji to inaugurate Olowe of Ise Arts Foundation Board of Trustees
Ekiti State Governor Biodun Oyebanji will inaugurate the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Olowe of Ise Arts Foundation today at Jibowu Hall, Governor’s Office in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
The late Olowe, a renowned palace sculptor, left an indelible mark on the art world with his works being recognised and appreciated worldwide. Unfortunately, he passed away without receiving due recognition in his country.
To rectify this, Oyebanji has initiated the establishment of a museum to preserve and protect the works of the late Olowe, and the Olowe of Ise Arts Foundation is a crucial step towards realising this vision.
The foundation aims to honour the legacy of the late Olowe and promote the appreciation of art and culture. By establishing the BoT, Oyebanji is bringing together a group of esteemed individuals who share passion for art and cultural preservation.
The board will be responsible for guiding the foundation’s activities, ensuring its sustainable growth and bringing recognition to the works of the late Olowe.
The members of the BoT are Senator Babafemi Ojudu (Chairman), Omooba Yemisi Shyllon, Chief Nike Okundaye, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, Mr Akin Oyebode, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre and Dr Mike Adeoye.
Others are Mrs Abiola Adelana, Prince Tunde Odunlade, Prof Lawrence B. Kolawole, Mr Ologbon Olowe and an architect, O. A. Olayinka.
These individuals have been selected based on their expertise, passion and dedication to the arts.
Their collective knowledge and experience will be invaluable in ensuring the success of the Foundation.
The inauguration will be attended by government officials, community leaders, artists, and art enthusiasts. It will serve as a significant milestone in acknowledging the accomplishments of the late Olowe and in promoting cultural preservation within Nigeria.
The establishment of the museum will provide a platform for future generations to appreciate and learn from the artistic contributions of the late Olowe.