In fulfilment of its commitment to making the 2017 Oyemekun Festival a grand ceremony, Goldberg, the leading culture centric beer brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc, felicitated with the people of Akure during the annual festival.
Over the ages, Oyemekun Festival has provided an opportunity for all the indigenes of Akure, both at home and in the Diaspora, to come together and celebrate their rich cultural heritage.
According to Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Goldberg rides on its huge support for culture and tradition to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Akure people. “Celebrating culture is a key attribute of Goldberg, and we are demonstrating this by identifying with Oyemekun Festival, which portrays the rich custom of the indigenes of Akure,” he said.
Earlier in the year, the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Odundun II, had declared Goldberg the official beer of his palace, while commending the Nigerian Breweries team that visited him on the occasion of his second anniversary on the throne.
In the build-up to this year’s Oyemekun Festival, the monarch commended Goldberg for its support to traditional institutions of the Yoruba people and the culture and tradition of Akure.
”On my coronation, it was Goldberg that supported me. During my first and second anniversaries on the throne, it was also Goldberg that came to felicitate with me and the people of Akure. Goldberg keeps supporting the people of Akure in all cultural activities,” he said.