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[July 21, 2014]
Seaman Introduces Sponsorship Package for Osun Festival
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) In its tradition of supporting the celebration of Osun Osogbo Festival, Seaman's Schnapps, a premium brand on the stable of Grand Oak Limited, distillers of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks, has concluded arrangements to make this year's celebration a memorable experience for all Osun indigenes, visitors and Africans in Diaspora, from August 7 to 23.
The celebration of Osun Osogbo Festival is a period of stocktaking and assemblage of all sons and daughters of Osogboland and most especially Yoruba speaking people in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.
Receiving Seaman's Schnapps during the media parley in Lagos, His Royal Highness, Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun Larooye II, the Ataoja of Osogbo, declared that "Seaman's Schnapps is an official prayer drink for Osun Osogbo Festival," and gave his royal blessing for the company to continue to grow and prosper.
The official Festival Marketing Consultant, Infogem Limited's Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ayo Olumoko, said Seaman's Schnapps is the oldest and one of the major sponsors of the festival for over 20 years. He disclosed that the choice of the brand was because of its proven integrity among other brands.
The Grand Oak's Senior Brand Manager, Seaman's Schnapps, Mr. Nnamdi Ezeani, revealed that "Seaman's will showcase its new Seaman's Schnapps centenary pack which symbolises and commemorates 100 years of nationhood of Nigeria as the original number one prayer drink and symbol of unlimited blessings of our country during the festival." Ezeani also noted that Seaman's Schnapps and Osun Osogbo Festival have a strong historical link, which makes the brand to be committed to the festival.
According to him, "The festival commenced in 1984 and Seaman's was launched in 1984, which tells you that this is a the match made in heaven. The festival is unique because it epitomises the concept that Seaman stands for. It is a celebration of our rich cultural heritage and it is a source of pride to us, not just the State of Osun but the country called Nigeria." The 2014 Osun Osogbo Cultural Festival will be hosted by Oba Jimoh Oyetunji, Olanipekun Larooye 11, in conjunction with Osun State government in August. The cultural festival, which has been widely described as a leading platform for cultural tourism development in the state and Nigeria, will feature interesting pre-festival events such as Osun Tourism Ambassadors (State Government) (June - July 20) and Ataoja's Youth Football Challenge (July 16 - August 12).
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