On July 19, 1994, 25 years ago, all Yoruba sons and daughters living in North America took the first historic step that led to the creation of Egbé Omo Yorùbá North America (EOYNA), a.k.a., the National Association of Yoruba Descendants in North America. The purpose and mission of the organization at inception is to advocate for a stronger economic, and social equality in communities that make up Yorubaland in Nigeria and abroad.
As at today, Egbe is always at the forefront of synergy that promote unity among Yoruba people, we advocate progress, and empowerment of Yoruba people living in Nigeria and around the world. We support all Yoruba in diaspora, and encourage them to embrace peaceful relationships based on equity, and love toward one another.
Effective from January to July 2019, we will be sharing OUR STORIES with the world. We will tell 25 stories of how the Egbé Omo Yorùbá North America has affected the lives of Yoruba across the globe. These stories will be shared on all available social media pages, as well as in the print and electronic media outlets.
As a token of crowning our achievements, the grand finale of 25th Anniversary of the Egbé Omo Yorùbá North America under the Chairmanship of Hon. Dipo Ogunrinde, the Chief Executive Officer Convention/25th Anniversary Organizing Committee, will take place during the National Convention/Anniversary ceremony between July 17th – 21st,, 2019, at the prestigious Crowne Plaza Hotel, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Theme – Changing World, Changing Times: “Positioning Egbe Omo Yoruba For Assuring
Highlights of events/activities will include:
- Yoruba Cultural Parade
- Live Musical Performances
- Award Ceremony, Comedy, Afro-chant (Ewi) & Spoken words
- Games & Yoruba Cultural Fashion Show, Food, and Raffle Draws,
- The Glamorous Yoruba Youth Night & Exposition
- Election of new National Executives
- Grand Finale Yoruba Banquet Ball Celebration of 25th years of existence in North America.
- Official launching of the Development Fund of Egbé Omo Yorùbá North America (EOYNA).
We’re expecting over 500 people all over the world, the USA local chapters/members, and many members of the host community to attend the EOYNA 25th Anniversary.
Notable Royal Fathers, Obas, Chiefs, Politicians, Business People and Yoruba Sons & Daughters will also attend the anniversary.
We will like to share the story of Egbé Omo Yorùbá North America (EOYNA) and other events with the public. We are using this medium to thank you for your consideration in using information in this press release for a news story in your organization!
About Egbé Omo Yorùbá North America (EOYNA): EOYNA is the National Association of Yoruba Descendants in North America. It is the umbrella organization of all Yoruba Organizations in USA and Canada. Our mission is to promote the unity, progress, and empowerment of the Yoruba people in USA and Canada for peaceful co-existence based on justice for all.