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New Soun of Ogbomoso to make public appearance on Thursday

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The newly installed Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Afolabi Ghandi Laoye, will make his first public appearance on Thursday, September 15, 2023 at 8:00 AM.

The event, known as Ikije, will be held at the palace of Soun in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

Oba Laoye went into seclusion shortly after his installation on Friday, September 9, 2023 by the Kingmakers in Ogbomosoland.

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The seven-day traditional rite is a way for the new monarch to bond with his ancestors and prepare for his new role as the spiritual and cultural leader of Ogbomosoland.

On Thursday, traditional drummers, sons, and daughters of the land will receive the new monarch at the gateway to the town, possibly at Baptist Seminary.

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He will then be led into the palace, where he will make his maiden address while a Christian Interdenominational Service will also be held at the palace.

On Friday, a Special Jumat service will be held at Ogbomoso Central Mosque, and traditional worshippers will take their turn at a designated place.

The Soun of Ogbomosoland Palace is wearing a new look in readiness for the event.

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Commercial and other activities might be put on hold in honour of the new monarch in Ogbomoso town.

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