Excitement as Goldberg Excellency tour climaxes in Oyo April 5, 2017 Tourism
The event, which held at Dacamca Hotel, Tobacco Area, Oyo witnessed an influx of indigenes and all fun lovers who trooped to the venue to celebrate the Excellent Drummers in town. After a brief procession and audition of the drummers, five groups qualified to the final of the Excellent Nite.
Agborako Onibata Ara beat all other groups to the overall prize and went home with N250,000.00. Asamu Ayan emerged the second best drum band and took home N150,000.00 while Apeke Ajobata emerged third with a prize of N100,000.00.
Amuludun Group and Omo Ayan emerged fourth and fifth positions and went home with N50,000.00 respectively.
An elated indigene, Muyideen Mubarak, who was at the venue to witness the fun explains that no one has ever really looked forward to when traditional drummers would come out en-masse and compete for a prize like this in town. “This is what makes Goldberg unique, by identifying with the local people,” he said.
Funso Ayeni, Senior Brand Manager, Regional Mainstream Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc revealed that the Excellency Tour will deepen the brand’s identification with the cultural values of the South West people which is evident in the touring activities in various locations over the past five weeks.
He further congratulated all contestants and applauded the indigenes of Oyo for supporting their local bands in the city.
It was a night of excitement as the indigenes were thrilled to the magical performances of legendary Fuji star, Abass Akande Obesere and Fuji T’O Bam winner, Antheena who collaborated on stage in their performances and left the audience clamouring for more.
(Edited by Olamide Michael)