How many can I expatiate upon all the excellent scores my DEAREST FATHERLAND has been awarded across the globe.
Is it the RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE of both the TRADITIONAL DRESSINGS of ALAARI , ETU, SANMINYAN, PETUJE, IYUN and the host of all or the FASHIONABLE DIFFERENT FABRIC STYLES worn by both old and young ONDO SONS AND DAUGHTERS which gorgeously fit them more than any other people elsewhere.
What about EDUCATION with the fact that every family house in ONDO have at least a CHILD WITH BACHELOR’S DEGREE both at home and abroad and are HIGHLY PLACED IN A POSITION OF AUTHORITY.
Less I forget, the LIVELINESS , HOSPITALITY, AND THE GIVING SPIRIT of EKIMOGUN people during celebrations has been EULOGISED across the globe.
The various types of TRADITIONAL DELICACIES which the EKIMOGUNS are well known for was why one KOOLOLO (A yoruba man) made the decision to stay permanently in ONDO after he ate the traditional OBELA ASEPO WITH IPEE more than a century ago in the house of his host and voiced out “OKELE KAN OMO IGBIN KAN, AYE NBE L’ONDO FA!!!” which prompted him to invite more of his people to come and sojourn in ONDO LAND which was what originated the invasion of the KOOLOLO’s in most of the villages in EKIMOGUN KINGDOM.
THE CULTURAL RESPECT GIVEN TO ELDERS THROUGH THE GREETING OF “GBOIJA O YEI AND KAAE O BAI is what I’VE STRIVED TO IMBIBE INTO MY CHILDREN FOR EXCELLENT CONTINUITY IN MY FUTURE GENERATIONS IF JESUS TARRIES.
What more can I say than to BLESS THE NAME OF GOD FOR COUNTING ME WORTHY TO BE AN EKIMOGUN DESCENDANT.
Written By: Madam Cecilia Oladapo Fashola