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ENDORSED BY THE OYO STATE TOURISM BOARD

...Unveiling Ibadan

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Culture and Heritage Cover Design: One Media Studios Design & Layout: One Media Studios

Welcome

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Dining Out

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Explore

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Health & Beauty

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What’s On

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Nightlife Accommodation

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Kids

Sports

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Transport

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CREDITS Editors: Adetunji Ilori Ayotomiwa Sijuade Asst. Editors: Samuel Awotayo Tonye Ekine Content Developer: Temitope Efuwape Marketing and Advertisement: Tonye Ekine Muyideen Shittu Olowolaju Peter Adegboyega Adebisi Oyenuga Oluwayomi Balogun

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Cover Page Photo: Ventura Mall by Kunmi Owopetu

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elcome to the IBCITY INFO 2. We are glad to be back for this sophomore edition and the chance to continue ushering Ibadan back into the limelight from which it once was. Due to the huge success of the previous edition, we have been further motivated and have gone the extra mile to give you much more information about this great city. In this edition, we are delighted to bring you an exclusive preview of the Agodi Gardens, a sprawling, beautiful and serene garden where family and friends can relax and have a great time. Furthermore, due to your constant perusal of this magazine, we have been able to get feedback from our readers and their suggestions have encouraged us to add a new category (Health and Beauty), which offers our readers every day tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle. All this, coupled with updated information in each of the categories partly done with a Christmas theme that makes this edition a great read and an informative companion to have. In the nearest future we hope to fully launch our website in order to expand our medium which will thus enable, not just our readers, but also everyone to have quicker access to information about Ibadan anywhere. What Ibadan has to offer is numerous and we hope that you have a good time flipping through these pages and that you will be encouraged to visit the various places that have been featured. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Ibcity Info Editorial Team

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WELCOME

ENGR. BENEDICT OGUNWUSI, CHAIRMAN, OYO STATE TOURISM BOARD.

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n the spirit of the season, I am delighted to welcome you to the city of Ibadan. I am also happy that this initiative is still kept alive and which I believe will continue to market the diverse potentials of Ibadan to the entire world. Without mincing words, this great city is rich in human resources and uncommon biodiversity. It has a wide variety of cultural offerings and economic opportunities that few cities can boast of. So, flipping through the attractive pages will fill you with passion to visit the city's attraction sites. Take time to enjoy the stunning landscape, music, arts, fashion, sports, museums and social life. As you explore the city, I wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

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Engr. Benedict Ogunwusi, Chairman, Oyo State Tourism Board.

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If you stay in Ibadan or you are visiting Ibadan, you have probably heard about this historic landmark. If you haven't, that’s too bad because you are missing out on something beautiful. Bower’s Tower is a memorial erected in 1936 and christened after the Late Captain Robert Lister Bower, the first British citizen to occupy Ibadan and one who occupied the office of the Travelling Commissioner for the entire Yoruba land and South-western Nigeria, between 1893 and 1897. A 60 feet high and 11 square feet of ancient architecture, Bowers Tower was constructed vintage style with two entrances and a spiralling staircase designed by Taffy Jones. It is located at the very top of the ancient Oke-Are, which is the highest of the seven hills of Ibadan. But beyond the archaic walls and rusty gates, there are things about the place history books won't tell you. First thing is the drive up the hill; the slope can make whatever car you drive test its brakes. Around the tower are small huts that are for recreation and would make for a good picnic venue. You can just imagine yourself having some spicy catfish pepper soup with a cold drink under the shade. The tower itself is a tall tapered erection with stairs leading all the way to the top. The spiral staircase, which is the reason the Tower is nicknamed Layipo, was made with only slim and average-sized people in

mind. The view at the end of the stairway however -for lack of a better word- is breathtaking and can be likened to the light at the end of a tunnel or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Beautiful! While most will tell you that you can see the whole of Ibadan from the top of Bower’s Tower, that is actually a bit far fetched not because the ones who say it are ignorant but because Ibadan has expanded far beyond the borders of what it was when the tower was built. Regardless, however, the stillness of the air, the tranquillity and most importantly the view is just serene. From the top, Ibadan's other landmarks can be appreciated - Cocoa House, Femi Johnson Building, Cathedrals, Mapo Hall, the array of iconic brown roofs Ibadan is well known for, as well as the new buildings that are sprouting and replacing the legendary roofs... As far as your eyes can see… A trip to Bower’s Tower is an experience like no other and also a great spot for photography (self or professional).


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WORLD TOURISM DAY 2014

THE WORLD TOURISM DAY 2014 Tourism experts in the ancient city of Ibadan converged at the Cultural Centre on Saturday, 27th September, 2014 to mark this year's edition of the World Tourism Day which was organised by the State Government through the Oyo State Tourism Board, a parastatal under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, with Engr. Benedict Ogunwusi as Chairman of the Board. Present at the occasion were tourism experts in the State such as Hotelier Association of Oyo State, the Canteen Owners Association of Oyo State, the Hospitality Care Association of Oyo State and Association of Tour Operators among others. The World Tourism Day is celebrated based on its adoption by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) in 1970 to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community, its social, political and economic values. The highlights of the event include among others, Arts and Crafts exhibition, cultural display, documentary

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on major historical sites and monuments in Oyo State as well as a lecture on the theme, "Tourism and Community Development" delivered by Mr. Victor Olarenwaju Kayode, the Chief of Operations, Hospitality Legend Limited. The Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi who was represented by the Honorable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Princess Adetutu Akihigbe Adeyemi, reiterated that the State Government is making efforts to promote our tourist sites and also resuscitate some abandoned sites that would assist local communities in overcoming their socio-economic and developmental weaknesses. She therefore called on the corporate bodies and individuals as well as practitioners to collaborate with the State Government to achieve the desired goal, which is to make Oyo State a tourists' haven.


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ORANYAN FESTIVAL 2014

ORANYAN FESTIVAL 2014 Oranyan, the first Alaafin of Oyo Empire, is one of the most important heroes in Yoruba land. As a result of this, a festival in recognition of his importance is celebrated annually in Oyo Town. The third edition of the festival in recognition of the hero which was packaged by Arewa House of Culture was celebrated from Monday, 8th to Saturday, 13th September, 2014 at the Aganju Forecourt, Alaafin of Oyo Palace, Oyo Town, Oyo State. Present at the grand finale and royal reception of the festival on Saturday, 13th September, 2014 were the chief celebrant, His imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo , Royal Fathers from Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo, Kwara and Lagos States. There were also Royal Fathers from Benin Republic and the Republic of Togo together with cultural groups, trade associations Government delegates, etc. The Oyo State Government delegates to the festivals were led by His Excellency, Otunba Moses Alake Adeyemo, the Deputy Governor of Oyo State who also represented the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi. Traditional leaders, people of Yoruba descent from various countries, cultural groups, trade associations, eminent personalities, paid homage to the Alaafin during the festival. There were series of cultural performances and displays by traditional worshippers, musicians, dancers, etc., in which the cultural troupe from Oyo State Council for Art and Culture was not left out. Articles of antiquities, arts and crafts were also exhibited during the event. The Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, while addressing the audience at the event, through His Deputy, His Excellency, Otunba Moses Alake Adeyemo, stressed that the celebration was inaugurated to provide an opportunity for all Yorubas in the continent and in diaspora to develop the authentic Yoruba kindred spirit as well as to salute the enduring legacy of the Yoruba nation by re-institutionalising the Yoruba pride, honour, glory and achievements all through the ages.

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SANGO FESTIVAL 2014

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SANGO FESTIVAL 2014 The second edition of the world Sango Festival was held at the Festival Arena, Alaafin’s Palace, Oyo Town in Oyo State from Thursday, 21st August, to Saturday, 30thAugust, 2014. Devotees of Sango, other traditional believers and stakeholders in the culture and tourism industry from Nigeria and other continents of the world like North America, the Caribbean and Europe attended the festival which was inaugurated in 2013 in honour of Alaafin Sango who was a principal factor in the creation and expansion of Oyo Empire as well as survival and diffusion of the rich cultural values that are now widespread across the world. The festival was instituted in remembrance of Alaafin Sango, a heroic king and warrior of the old Oyo Empire who later became a deity after his demise. The Permanent Secretary of the Oyo State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Bunmi Babalola, led other officials of the ministry to the occasion on Oyo State day of the 10-day event i.e. on Sunday, 24thAugust 2014. Also present was the Chairman of Oyo State Tourism Board, Engr. Benedict Ogunwusi including members and other officials of the Board. Among the activities that occurred during the 10-day event were cultural displays by Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture Troupe and some other cultural and traditional associations. Products of arts and crafts were also exhibited during the festival, which was packaged by Paula Gomes, the Cultural Ambassador to the Alaafin of Oyo. The Oyo State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Princess Adetutu Akhigbe-Adeyemi, speaking through the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Olubunmi Babalola, stated that the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is in support of the festival and will soon endorse Sango Festival as an international cultural event that will attract hundreds of thousands of people.


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hristmas, they say, is a period of togetherness, a time when families come as one, a time -despite its brevity - to make long lasting memories, a time to have fun, enjoy one another’s company, share gifts and, of course, a time to wine and dine.

There are quite a number of places here in Ibadan where you may want to eat your yuletide meal, there are a handful of restaurants in Ibandan with carefully thought menus that stands out.It does help if you deviate from the general cliché of Jollof/Fried Rice that Christmas has been associated with. If you are in an adventurous mood, there is a wide range of intercontinental meals which includes Chinese cuisine and local dishes such as Ofada on the menu of such restaurants. Places that provide excellent services and sumptuous meals include the Café Chrysalis at Old Bodija and Martha’s Kitchen at Jericho. Another place that spring to mind is the Koko Dome Restaurant at Dugbe. These places also offer classic staple meals such as Fried/Jollof and White Rice served with chicken/turkey/beef or fish for those trying to stay part vegan. For those preferring to eat at the regular places, Christmas special meals are usually available at KFC and Dominos (both in Bodija and Dugbe respectively). For dessert, you can pick up different types of pastries at Exquisito (see dining out page) and Shoprite while you can get a delicious brain freeze at any of the Cold Stone Creameries.

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For too long, the norm around Christmas day has been to eat in and while there is absolutely nothing wrong with a meal on the dining table at home, there are families craving new experiences during Christmas and eating out may just serve them well…literally. Also, there are those stuck by themselves for the holidays, the new couples or perhaps a group of friends together for Christmas. Home cooked meals may not be as convenient and eating out may just solve their little conundrum.


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Alabede Agbowo Bus Stop, Agbowo-Ojoo Expressway, Ibadan. 8:00 – 17:00

Aroma Beside Slot, Iwo road, Ibadan. T: +234 703 444 3447 8:00 – 21:00 They are specialised in both continental and Africa food.

Cafe chrysalis No23, plot 29, Ilaro Street, Old Bodija, Ibadan. https://twitter.com/cafechrysalis T: +234 809 990 3274 8:00 – 22:00 For a touch of class and a hint of elegance in your cuisine, Ibadan’s finest café, Café Chrysalis is the place to wine and dine with your loved ones. From their meals to their confectioneries, their presentation and variety takes your breath away. They also handle food deliveries.

6, After Mobil, Ring Road, Ibadan. *Palms Mall, Ring Road, Ibadan. www.coldstonecreamery.com.ng T: +234 814 132 1868, +234 814 132 1865 9:00 – 22:00 Cold Stone Creamery is an international ice cream franchise in a few selected cities in the world. Ibadan recently becomes one of them. For lovers of ice cream, cakes, smoothies and fro'yo (frozen yoghurts) Cold Stone Creamery is the place for you.

Dominos Pizza

6, after Mobil, Ring Road, Ibadan. info@dominospizza.com.ng www.dominospizza.com.ng T: +234 (0) 2-291 8678 9:00 – 22:00 Ibadan happens to be one of the few Nigeria cities with this delectable pizzeria. The franchise is known for their famous and delicious pizza. They however serve other side orders involving wings, chicken strips etc. The pizza comes in versatile toppings suited to the different preferences of their consumers.

Exquisito Confectioneries

38a, Awolowo Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan. exquisitoconfectioneries@gmail.com www.exquisitoconfectioneries.com T: +234 805 425 5727, +234 803 072 0212 9:00 – 18:00 Cake lovers, this is the place you want your cakes from. Exquisito cakes have somewhat taken over the Ibadan cake industry. Their very 'yummy' cakes are easily accessible as the industry also has a delivery system. For events and occasions, Exquisito cakes are just a phone call away.

Champs Heritage Mall Food Court, 2nd floor, Cocoa House, Dugbe, Ibadan. champshouse@hotmail.com T: +234 814 266 6060 9:00 – 20:00 Located in Ibadan's Heritage Mall, Champ's is a one-stop restaurant for movie watchers and famished shoppers looking to try something new. They have a variety of meals and snacks available.

Foodco

4 University Crescents, UI-secretariat Road, Aare Junction, Bodija, Ibadan. *By Jericho Nursing Home, All Saint Road, Jericho, Ibadan. *Odua Mall, Beside MaryHill Convent School, Idi-Ape, Ibadan. *Monotan Area, Ibadan. sale@foodconigeria.com www.foodconigeria.com T:+234 2-752 2072, +234 702 801 8186 8:00 – 21:00 For the working class with barely enough time to cook and shop, Foodco Supermarket's adjoining restaurant is PERFECTION. Shop till you drop and grab a quick delicious bite to eat just right after. Their famous ofada rice, snacks and other meals are served at affordable prices.

Frostyz Ice Cream Lounge

30, Osuntokun Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan. frostyz@yahoo.com T: +234 803 040 5519 10:00 – 21:00 Frostyz Lounge, known for their ice cream and delicious Shawarma is one of the top spots in Ibadan city. Their products are definitely worth the visit. Their famous slush gives you a rush. For creamy goodness of ice Cream and a variety of drinks, snacks and barbecue, Frostyz is definitely the place to go!

Granny’s Meal

3, Awolowo Road, Bodija, Ibadan. T: +234 803 280 0213, +234 802 674 5308 7:00 – 21:00 Granny's Meal is just as the name implies, home away from home meals. It promises an experience similar to grandma’s cooking and hospitality. They have a wide range of dishes snacks and side foods. i.e. pepper soup, Sharwarma, etc.

Flo Flavour Restaurant

44 Awolowo Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan. floflavours@yahoo.com T: +234 803 628 9416 9:30 – 22:00

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Flo Restaurant is definitely a unique restaurant. A modernized atmosphere is maintained where local African dishes are sold for just about the same price as a local ' buka' meal will cost. They serve a diverse range of African dishes.

Their meals are nothing short of excellence with speedy customer service and a panel of waiters and waitresses who are prompt to attend and deliver.

5 Aperin Street, Off Awolowo Avenue, Bodija. T: +234 909 107 5333, +234 903 051 1885 7:00 – 19:00

Chiefs Kitchen Heritage Mall Food Court, 2nd floor, Cocoa House, Dugbe, Ibadan. chiefskitchenib@gmail.com T: +234 (2) 203 4667 9:00 – 20:00 For the best of Afro-Sino Cuisine, Chief's Kitchen is certainly where you want to be eating. The menu list is a perfect blend of continental cuisine from Nigeria's Ofada Rice to Chinese noodles and lots more. Who says culture cannot be experienced in your mouth?

Ina Strait

Beside Cultural Centre, Mokola Hill, Ibadan. *Beside Arisekola Mosque, Bestway, Iwo Road, Ibadan. T: +234 805 040 6612 8:00 – 18:00 This food canteen is located on the hilltop popularly known as Ori Oke. It is popularly known for its delivery of local Nigerian dishes. It has been in existence since the 70s and has been consistent with its quality over time. Ina Strait promises hospitality and a great taste you are not likely to forget in a long while.

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This joint has been in existence for a very long time. Considering the location, the joint give easy access to people travelling to Lagos and other cities. Their main means of cooking is the indigenous kitchen utensils.

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KFC

Plot 15, Bodija Housing Estate, Old Bodija, Ibadan. *Plot 6, Block H, Ring Road, Ibadan. www.kfc-ng.com T: 234 812 999 0400 9:00 – 21:00 Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC as it is well known, is a franchise that was not originally set up in Nigeria till a few years ago. The wait was definitely worth it as KFC lives up to its name in quality and taste. The restaurant has also tried in localising their menu to what Nigerians are used to.

129, Railway Sidelink, Magazine Road, Jericho, Ibadan. marthas.kitchen@yahoo.com www.marthaskitchen.com.ng T: +234 704 339 4371 8:00 – 20:00 Martha's Kitchen meals are bound to leave you wanting more. The unique blend of mouth watering Nigerian and continental cuisine gives you a rush whether you are at the restaurant or at an event where Martha’s Kitchen is catering. Their meals are definitely popular and a must-have during your stay in Ibadan.

Liebu Bypass, Kokodome, Ibadan. https://www.facebook.com/kokodome T: +234 818 113 8849 9:00 – 21:00

Ola Mummy

For the free spirited and outdoorsy type, Kokodome's outdoor restaurant is just the spot for you. The menu is mouth watering and the drinks chilled to perfection. It has a lovely view with an outdoor pool for those who love to swim. It has a relaxing air about it for those who just want to unwind and still have a delicious meal.

Ola Mummy is another eatery that specialises in Nigerian cuisine. From their traditional soups to their okele (swallow food), Ola Mummy promises to leave a taste of home in your mouth.

Heritage Mall, 2nd floor, Cocoa House, Dugbe, Ibadan. This elegant and beautifully decorated restaurant is one of the newest top spots in Ibadan located in the Ibadan Heritage Mall and is the perfect place for date nights, office dinners, etc., with just the touch of class you are looking for.

2 Kudeti Avenue, Onireke, Ibadan. T: +234 810 030 0003 8:00 – 20:00 Wimpy's Restaurant is yet another franchise owned and run by the Lebanese in Ibadan. Their menu is diverse, ranging from cocktails, meals and a bakery that supplies confectionaries both locally and continentally inspired.

Zeemike

126, Obafemi Awolowo way, Oke Ado, Ibadan. T: +234 803 562 4278

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Wimpy’s

Oju Irin, Bodija, Ibadan. T: +234 805 466 8491 8:00 – 19:00

Zeemike is known for their sizzling and crispy African and Intercontinetal dishes that would leave your taste buds tingling.

Ose Olorun

Bodija-U.I road, beside Skye Bank, Bodjia, Ibadan. T: +234 909 450 5462 9:00 – 20:00 Ose Olorun, popularly known as Skye is well known for its ‘Amala’ called ‘Skye Amala’ among the regulars. It is also well known for its very well prepared soups and assorted meats. The joint has a variety of swallow foods (morsels) for varied preferences of customers.

Pancho Vino Magarita

Favours Building, Favours Bus-Stop, New Bodija, Ibadan. yonabs@yahoo.com T: +234 810 264 8253 8:00 – 20:00 They are specialised in continental and local foods.

Mama Ope Restaurant

Victual House, Plot 8, Jemibewon/Sabo Road, Mokola, Ibadan. T: +234 803 465 0335 9:00 – 19:00 Who said you have to go all the way to the village for mama's cooking? Mama Ope's meals take you back to the yester-years. The menu list is filled with traditional Nigerian delicacies to be eaten in traditional way in this beautiful local restaurant. For a feel of home, Mama Ope is the place to dine.

2, Babatunde Street, beside Town Planning, Oluyole Estate, Ring Road, Ibadan. T: +234 802 455 8888, +234 707 501 4306, 02-750 8888 9:00 – 21:00 A restaurant famously known for its Pizza, Pancho Vino is also another restaurant owned by the Lebanese. Their menu is filled with both local and continental delicacies that one definitely has to try. The restaurant is also known for its well-prepared cocktails and drinks.

Soups and Sauces

7, Aare Avenue, New Bodija, Ibadan. T: +234 813 097 2585, +234 807 678 3140 8:00 – 22:00 Unlike the message the name passes across, this restaurant is known for more than just its soups and sauces. Their menu is a variety of both local and continental dishes alongside pastries and pizzas and from their adjoining pizzeria O’ JEAS PIZZA.

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Budgeting & Haggling So as to avoid the popular “January Crunch”, it is important to budget smartly for Christmas. Be on the lookout for great offers and unless the price is fixed, feel free to get your haggling hat on.

Jingle Bags, Jingle Bags... There is a particular smell that floats in the air when the year nears its end; it smells of excitement, joy, hope and above all, the smell of brand new items. The hustle and bustle of Lagos comes on grand exhibition in Ibadan during this time as people go about trying to cross off their shopping lists for the season. Shopping for Christmas gifts is a fun experience. Whether it is for the hubby, children, family, fellow workers, business associates or the grumpy old boss. Christmas is a time to let them know you appreciate them and what better way than to get them gifts? Statistics have it that one out of ten people (particularly you ladies) is a shopaholic. This one person knows the nook and cranny of every mall, market or store and the relative prices of goods being sold there; they are very well enlightened at this. However whatever happens to the nine others? Let’s cover that. Shopping for gifts during Christmas should be creative but it is important not to neglect the routine gifts, after all, who does not like a hamper, cake (or cookies and other confectionary) or that big bag of rice? In getting creative, items such as beauty products can be included (again for you ladies), perfumes, belts, neck or bow ties, briefs for the men, traditional ankara, lace or linen fabrics for the parents and grandparents and let us not forget the kids…they do love their toys. These items are not only thoughtful but it goes a long way to express affection for the loved ones. Routine gifts as well as the reputable ones can be found

in almost all reputable supermarkets and stores in Ibadan. In purchasing cakes, you can live the grand experience not just for Christmas but also all year round at Exquisito Confectioneries. The following places are recommended for your shopping; Foodco Supermarket, The Perfume Shop, Teol’s Place, Sunflower and PLAY. However, in a situation where you are unsure of what you want to get, the shopping malls (Palms, Heritage, and Cocoa) represent a great place to indulge your curiosity. Most of these places accept ATM cards for their POS terminals so you do not have to be a walking around with lump sums of cash. Doing this is advised since the crime rate during Christmas period is high and it helps foster the country’s cashless policies. While sharing gifts during Christmas is a good thing, remember that doing it with love is the Ibadan way. Cheers!

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Palms Ibadan The Persianas Group joined the development of the retail market in Ibadan adding another of their famous Palms Mall to the growing list of malls in the city. The new mall covering a whopping 21,000 sqm opened in March 2014 and is home to trusted brands such as Puma, Levi, TM Lewin, Swatch, Wrangler and of course the biggest Shoprite store in Sub-Sahara Africa which spans a massive 4,754 square meter.


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FOODCO MONATAN

Ace Supermarket Akobo, Ibadan 8:00am – 8:00pm

Located in the heart of Akobo, Ace Supermarket is a store that meets the household needs of their customers. The supermarket is sectioned for easy customer access.

Da Viva Fashion Ltd

25, Oyo road, beside GTBank, Ajibade bus stop, Ibadan. *Shop C6, Cocoa Mall, Bank Road, Ibadan. *Palms Mall, Ring-Road, Ibadan. samajito2008@yahoo.com www.da-viva.com T: +234 806 600 8808 10:00am – 7:00pm Building a franchise in the ankara-loving nation of Nigeria, Da Viva has managed to make the Ankara fabric versatile and modern. Their patterns are suited for all styles and ages. The company has made an art of the Ankara fabric. The fabrics are labelled and arranged according to price and style for easy access by the customer.

Foodco

*4, university crescent UI secretariat Road, Aare Junction, Bodija, Ibadan. *By Jericho Nursing Home, All Saint Road, Jericho, Ibadan. *Odua Mall, Beside MaryHill Convent School, Idi-Ape, Ibadan. *By Agric bus-stop, Monatan, Ibadan sale@foodconigeria.com www.foodconigeria.com T: +234 2-752 2072, +234 702 801 8186 8:00am – 9:00pm Ibadan’s one stop supermarket for quality products and affordable prices. Foodco supermarket has done well in creating a mark as one of Ibadan’s leading supermarkets. They supply a vast variety of products ranging from food provisions to household supplies.

Foodies Stop and Shop

Shop 1, Agbarigo, opposite Kudeti House, Onireke, Ibadan. whypaymore@foodiesng.com www.foodiesng.com T: 234 810 322 2226, +234 812 611 1611 9:00am – 8:00pm Owned and run by the Lebanese, Foodies has also made a name for itself in Ibadan shopping. They have a variety of products ranging from cold cuts to groceries and household needs. Foodies Stop and Shop has made a unique blend of foreign and local products to meet their customer's domestic needs.

Fumac Phamacy and Store

4 Olubadan Avenue, Ring Road, Ibadan. T: +234 803 719 2661 9:00am – 7:00pm

Hadassah Clothing and Accessories 17 Adebiyi Street, Joyce B Road, Off Ring Road, Ibadan. T: +234 803 384 8690 +234 807 503 3374 8:00am – 7:00pm

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Sunflower Home Essentials

Located in Bodija, Hamine Superstores is one of Ibadan's famous supermarkets. It supplies a variety of quality products including cosmetics, household basics and foodstuff. The store is well partitioned and organized for easy customer access.

For interior decor lovers, Sunflower is the store to go. They have a variety of products that could definitely put a touch of elegance in your homes.

32, Awolowo way, old bodija, Ibadan. T: +234 808 220 2768 7:30am – 8:30pm

Kingmeal Supermarket Oluyole Industrial Estate, Ibadan. 8:00am – 8:00pm

Kingmeal Supermarket is known in Ibadan for their confectioneries. Their cakes in particular have made a name for themselves. They cater for basic household needs, gift items and fashion supplies. So you can shop for groceries, pick out an outfit and grab a bite to eat at the same time.

89, 130, 135,136, & 137 Adamasingba Shopping Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan. T: +234 805 296 7548, +234 805 707 7515 8:00am – 6:00pm

Zina Mart

3 Oluyole way, opposite favour Building, Bodija, Ibadan. T: +234 817 190 1364 8:00am – 8:00pm

Zooma Supermarket

2 University Cresent. Aare Bus Stop, Bodija, Ibadan. faosade@yahoo.com T: +234 803 354 3920 9:00am – 7:00pm

Teol’s Place

Shop 13, Cocoa Mall, Dugbe, Ibadan. *Ventura Mall, Samonda, Ibadan. T: +234 2 291 2256, +234 702 765 4331 9:00am – 6:00pm

Zooma has been a landmark in Ibadan city for a while now. It is one of Ibadan's trusted supermarkets. They have a variety of products to meet basic household needs.

Teol’s is situated at the popular Cocoa Mall and Ventura Mall, a place where people can meet, drink, relax, eat and shop in a beautiful and stylish surrounding. They sell different types of clothes, shoes and accessories, this place never disappoints.

Mide Clothings

2, Oluyole Way, Suite 3, Albarkah Plaza, Bodija, Ibadan. *1, Adegoke Street, Opp.Joyce Shopping Complex, Joyce B Road, Ring Road, Ibadan. info@mide.com.ng www.mide.com.ng T:+234 802 334 3425 8:00am – 6:00pm Stylish international designer with easy-to-wear collections for men.

The perfume shop

Rehoboth Plaza, Beside Ance Building, Jericho, Ibadan. T: +234 802 558 2266 9:00am – 6:00pm The Perfume Shop, as appropriately named, sells a variety of perfumes from top designers like, Creed, Tom Ford, Cupid, and exotic scents. For gifts or self-indulgence in perfumes, the Perfume Shop is the place to shop.

Pinnacle Plaza

26, Oba Abinbola Road, Felele, Challenge, Ibadan. pinnaclestores123@gmail.com T: +234 807 678 6885 +234 807 678 7879 9:00am – 6:00pm

Vanguard Pharmacy Iyana Church, Ibadan. T: +234 805 406 8710 8:00am – 8:30pm

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Shoprite

Cocoa Mall, Liebu Bypass, Ibadan. *Palms Mall, Ring Road, Ibadan. Shoprite famously known for affordability and good pricing is known nationwide. It offers a vast variety of products in sections that are well indicated in the big supermarket. The workers are dedicated to their jobs, as they are active in customer service. They also have a food section for shoppers to refuel after a long day out.

Vantage Supermarket

17 Adebiyi Street, Off Rind-Road, Ibadan. T: +234 803 475 2976 8:00am – 9:00pm

Vic Richards Supermarket Solad Supermarket

7up bus-stop, Monotan, Ibadan. T: +234 810 787 8440 8:00am – 9:00pm

Customs bus stop, Bodija, Ibadan. vicrichard@yahoo.com T: +234 809 519 7224, +234 803 470 6179

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Favours, Bodija, Ibadan. T: +234 803 401 9283 9:00am – 7:00pm General gift items from cards to wristwatches and many more.

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We are at that point in cultural history where people are getting fashionably uncomfortable. There is the common urge to wear uncomfortable clothes just to appear fashionable. However, it is important to note that comfort is the key that opens the door to an impeccable fashion statement. The Yorubas and indeed the Ibadan people are well known for combining style with simplicity with their tradition attires especially Ankara. There are many factors to consider when you are shopping for clothes. You might want to consider your body size, your budget, your fashion preference and then trend. The fashion industry in Ibadan has grown tremendously within the year, as it is easy to find stores that sell items that will suit your needs. So, the trick is, pick up fashionable items that are comfortable enough to suit your style.

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Explore VENTURA MALL Do not ever let it be said that there is nothing to do in Ibadan. Being one of largest cities in West Africa, Ibadan is by no means short of activities and adventures to offer its residents and visitors while the Ventura Mall is testament to that. Unlike the three other malls in the city, the Ventura Mall which opened at Samonda, Ibadan in early 2014, is not just a shopping mall. There can never be too many shopping malls but the demise of the old Trans Amusement Park has left the inhabitants of Ibadan craving a place where children, young adults and the family as a whole can have unbridled fun. The introduction of the Ventura arcade which is its crown jewel is timely. The arcade is home to the first bowling centre in Ibadan with a 2-lane alley that makes you feel like professional bowler. If not in the bowling mood, there is an air hockey table and table soccer to further competitive fun among friends and family. There are also various games for kids such as car racing, combat games and adventure games that makes the centre such a popular attraction within the short time it has opened. The mall itself is also home to the Film House cinema a place mostly frequented by students of the University of Ibadan due to its proximity to the university and there is a food court area where friends and family can wine and dine. It is a recommended hangout location for those in Ibadan as there are activities available for everyone..

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ARCADE GAMES: (2 TOKENS FOR N500 OR 5 TOKENS FOR N1000)

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Agodi Gardens is a well known landmark in Ibadan. Sharing the same locality with Premier Hotel, the Cultural Centre, the University Teaching Hospital and the Government Secretariat, the sprawling 13-acre park has a host of features that makes it one of the best recreational centres in sub-Saharan Africa. The garden has an artificial lake where fishing can be organized for sport, a forest/nursery with various trees and a zoo containing various animals giving one the feel of being in the Garden of Eden. With the place scheduled to open soon to the public, the Agodi Gardens is a place everyone should endeavor to visit.

TRANS AMUSEMENT PARK Trans Amusement Park Rd, Bodija, Ibadan, Nigeria www.facebook.com/transamusementparkibadan amusementwonderland@gmail.com +234 803 374 4922 The park has a range of thrilling rides, like the Orient Express Train, Merry-Go-Round and the panoramic wheel with 56 seats, which provides another opportunity to enjoy the unique aesthetic of this great city. There are opportunities to shop around for food and souvenirs, as there are a variety of restaurants and souvenir shops. Operation hours are from 9:00am to 7:00pm, daily.

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF UNITY Off Dick Road, Alalubosa G.R.A Near Alesinloye Market, Ibadan +234 805 556 1463, +234 803 622 4163 One of the best ways to explore the history and culture of Nigeria is to visit this museum. They hold an array of priceless historical artifacts. The premier museum in Ibadan is the Museum of National Unity. This museum is classified into four distinct galleries: the Unity Gallery, Masquerade Gallery, Pottery Gallery and Yoruba Gallery. ibcity.info


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CHILDREN One of the many advantages of staying in Ibadan is that it is an ideal place to raise kids. Some actually move into the city to start a family since Ibadan offers one of the best conditions suited to raising a child. A perfect blend of suburban life combined with positive exposure compels a good case as compared to most cities in the country. In terms of education, Ibadan is home to some of the best primary and secondary schools with a prestigious history of education in southwestern Nigeria. Schools such as Lifeforte International School, the International School Ibadan, Graceful Oaks, Kings International School, Ibadan International School, Wesley are examples of such schools and it certainly does not stop there.

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CHRISTMAS FOR THE KIDS It can be very well argued that Christmas was made for children. The kids love this season, as it is an opportunity to have fun with their family and friends. There is the anxious count down to see Santa Claus (father Christmas) and of course the gifts they get from their parents and family members. In fashioning out a great Christmas for the kids this season or even any day of the year, there are a few places that stand out in Ibadan. KIDS

FUN FACTORY The Fun Factory in Bodija is a recreational center designed specifically for a great family experience all year round. For Christmas however, they have various events organised for kids. There are bouncy castles, slides and gifts from the centers Santa. A day here is as fun as it gets for the family.

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15/17 Oshuntokun Avenue, Ibadan www.funfactoryng.com +234 805 409 0764, 234 805 409 0768

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THE ARCADE The new Arcade centre at the Ventura Mall is another fun place to take the children to at anytime. It is well equipped with various games and a bowling alley to boot. The Arcade is comfortable, convenient and engaging. Any child will love to spend some time here during the Christmas season.

SANTA CLAUS SHOWS There is no Christmas without Father Christmas for these kids. In Ibadan, most privately owned primary schools organize a visit from Santa as part of the schools end of the year programme. The media outfits such as the local television stations (NTA, BCOS, MITV, Galaxy TV), radio stations such a Splash FM and certain churches also organise a visit from Santa. ZOO, IBADAN

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THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN Unknown to most, there are two zoos in the Ibadan, one at the Agodi Gardens and the other is the revamped zoo inside the University of Ibadan. Kids are naturally curious about animals due to their schoolwork, hence a visit to the zoo will be a real treat for them. The University of Ibadan Zoo, since its renovation, has turned into a relaxing atmosphere where kids can explore and learn more about nature. With a reptile house, an ape enclosure, a lion enclosure and a crocodile house, the zoo is one action attraction that combines fun for the family with learning.

In getting gifts for the children, the recommended gifts for preteen kids are action figures, bicycles, dolls for the girls, remote control racing cars, board games, video games and of course clothing items. The new Lego Store at the Ibadan Mall is an ideal place to shop for action figure toys. Video games can be great gifts for most children with games available for various age groups. Video game consoles such as PlayStation can be bought at the new PLAY Store located in Bodija. For toddlers however, it is advised that you get them toys that are non-hazardous. Dolls should be soft, non-toxic and music playing toys should surely fascinate them. ibcityinfo


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Health & Beauty The need for a healthy lifestyle cannot be overemphasized. In a world where diseases can be easily contracted (Take the recent Ebola scare the country just experienced as an example), one cannot be too careful. It is therefore important for everyone to maintain a clean and balanced lifestyle. A number of routines should be cultivated by everyone to foster better living. 1. Jogging/Walking Whether it is an early morning jog before the day fully commences or a late evening stroll after a meal, exercising is quite necessary. Most doctors agree that both walking and running helps the heart. For those preferring to remain indoors, running on a treadmill can be fun. However, jogging or walking outside can be much more refreshing as you breathe in fresh air and appreciate the scenery around you. Also, who knows, you just might win the Splash FM annual marathon race. 2. Take up a sport Sports has numerous advantages among which is that it helps regulate one's sleeping pattern, improves psychological reasoning and relaxes the body muscles. Football (or soccer) is the most common sport in the country. While this is fun for most, people, there are dIfferent types of sports

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available for those who are interested. There are a number of centres in Ibadan where sporting activities like basketball, lawn tennis, golf, handball, table tennis or even swimming are available. The Recreation Club of Ibadan (commonly called Rec. Club) is a hub for such activities. Others where one can sweat it out include the state of the art IITA complex, the Ibadan Golf Club, the University of Ibadan student centre and staff club and Liberty Stadium off Ring Road. 3. Food. Make sure your choice of destination when eating out is hygienic and can be trusted (check our reviews and recommendations). Avoid food that is high in cholesterol and calories. Eating lots of fruits helps to supplement nutrients and enhance the body's metabolism. There are fruit markets in Ibadan , while the popular ones include Shoprite, the local markets such as Bodija Market, Oje Market and Bere. It is advisable to remember that certain products are usually available during specific seasons hence the general prices for such fruits fluctuate. Whether it is purchased at the local market or a supermarket, these fruits should be washed thoroughly before consumption. Remember again to take a stroll after your meal and flossing is very much advised to keep the teeth healthy.


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Beauty tips for women

In the spirit of looking fabulous, here are some tips you ladies should find useful Flat Tummy Water recipe 6 cups of clean water. 1tbs of grated ginger. 1 cucumber, sliced. 1 lemon, sliced. 1/3 cup of shredded mint leaves. Mix in a Jug, Allow the mixture infuse overnight, Drink it all the next day. The good thing about the flat tummy water is that it detoxifies. Repeat often, if possible every day or once in 2 days, for a good result. P.S: Avoid fatty food and late night meals.

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The life of a man is pretty much easy as a good haircut and shave is usually all the grooming needed, women on the otherhand have a bit more to contend with. Pedicure, manicure, hairdos and of course make up are part of the routines women undergo. The country at the moment is undergoing a makeup frenzy with lots of people taking up jobs as make up artists for events such as weddings, birthdays and others. While most women with make up look good, some end up looking less satisfactory. In order to avoid such a fiasco, recommended outlets for makeup include ML Pro Makeovers and CasaBella. Other treatments such as pedicure, manicure and a full body massage are provided at Dove Spas along Aare at Bodija.


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HAIR TIPS Conditioner Washing Conditioner washing or ‘co-washing’ as it is called is using a conditioner to wash your hair instead of a shampoo. It is mostly preferred by those with natural curls because it is gentle on curls and will not strip the hair of its natural oils. Washing the hair with a conditioner removes enough dirt and oil without drying out the hair. The results of co-washing includes: Keeps the hair moisturized unlike shampoo that strips the hair. Detangles and smoothen the hair. It controls frizzy hair. It enhances the curl definition for those with curly hair. It works for natural and relaxed hair.

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P.S: Co-washing also works for human hair weaves. Hair Loss (Breakage) Treatment. Olive oil & Honey Wrap for hair breakage, the best way to treat it is with honey. Honey works great wonders for both hair and skin. What it takes is to put the following together: 4tbs of honey 6tbs of olive oil. Mixing the two together makes a super nurturing mask that will transform the hair! Apply mixture to the hair, adequate amount. Leave the mixture in hair for 15-30 minutes. Do not forget to cover it with a plastic shower cap. Then rinse with warm water.

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Favours Building, New Bodija, Ibadan. T: +234 902 634 8934

Crown Pharmacy

57/58 Lagos by pass challenge, Ibadan. oriade111@yahoo.com T: +234 811 663 1101

Danax Pharmacy

Mokola, Ibadan. danaxpharm@yahoo.com T: +234 803 075 6209, +234 802 330 7568 8:00 - 22:00

Mosh Pharmacy Fumac Phamacy

4 Olubadan Avenue, Ring Road, Ibadan. T: +234 803 719 2661

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THE IBADAN ARTS FESTIVAL The Festival comprises of stage performances and it is a learning place for adults and children The Festival, which is an annual event, features 5 days of vibrant performances and interactive workshops in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Literature and Book, Film, Theatre and Fashion. WHAT’S ON

Visit www.ibadanartsfestival.com for more info.

THE IBADAN FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL EXPOSE The Ibadan Food and Drink Festival ‘’Expose’’ is the first ever of its kind in the city of Ibadan. The first edition, which holds on the 28th of December 2014, comes on the heels of the successful hosting of “The Taste”; a trial food tasting experience which was held in August 2014, organized by the prestigious “Cuisine n Chops’’ Catering Company.

REP YOUR HOOD Organised by Gberantinrin Studios, REP YOUR HOOD is the biggest talent show in Ibadan. It is organised quarterly and staged in different parts of Ibadan, urging and encouraging upcoming artistes from the ancient city to showcase their talents. The event also features known artistes and comedians.

BEAT BAR CRAWL This is a monthly event where popular and upcoming artistes come together with radio personalities from Ibadan’s #1 entertainment radio station, Beat FM 97.9, to party in the hottest clubs in the city. These artistes perform their songs in these different clubs and also get to meet their fans up close and personal. THE IBADAN MUSIC INDUSTRY NIGHT TIMIN, as it is known, was created to allow all stakeholders in the Ibadan music industry to have an avenue to interact and network while also thrilling fans with their songs. Since the first edition, the Ibadan Music Industry Night has continued to generate a lot of buzz and excitement for music lovers and everyone that likes to have fun. Brought to you by Virtuoso Entertainment, the show is anchored by popular radio presenter, Rolake Bello (Scream Awards ‘Female OAP of the year 2014’).

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BEAT FM NYSC CAMP CONCERT The Beat FM/NYSC Camp Concert is an event that gathers newly posted Youth Corp members in the Iseyin orientation camp Oyo State for a night of fun with their favourite A-List artistes and comedians from within and outside Ibadan. Since the first edition, the Beat FM 97.9 Ibadan has consistently put together a night of fun for the corpers, giving them a feel of the city

BREAD FAIR 2014 This year’s Bread Fair was held at Pentonrise in Ibadan and featured the display of different types of bread. It provided bread enthusiasts an opportunity to relax, interact and taste various types of bread. The event also featured the launching of "The Bread Connoisseurs", a first in Africa bread magazine that has its contents only related to bread. People of all ages and social status attended the event. Corporate brands and celebrities were also present at the event. Various games were made available for interested participants and there was face painting for children. Another exciting feature of the event was the wine tasting where people got to taste the different types of wines available. It was a fun filled and exciting day that left participants looking forward to its next edition which will hold on the 1st October, 2015. MOREKLUE PACESETTERS AWARDS 2014 On Wednesday October 1st 2014, MoreKlue Group hosted the 1st edition of MOREKLUE PACESETTERS AWARDS @ JOGOR CENTRE, IBADAN. Some of the guests at the event included Mr. Dapo Lam Adesina (Oyo State Commissioner for Applied Sciences), Hon. Abass Aleshinloye (Chairman, Oluyole Local Government Area), Femi Adebayo, Olaiyaigwe, Muyiwa Ademola, Ope Orimolade, Ceo Hay and Hay Records, Ceo Eldar Records, Ceo Gracy’s Supermarket, Ceo Dril Spa, Ceo Sofeco Rugs, Ceo Dgv Academy, Ceo Clicksmedia, Bayoor Highflyer, Rolake Bello, Rotimi Ige, Bkgmb, Likkle Tee, Mobola Odubote, Tope Fadeyi Dj Gavpop, Adetoun Project Fame, Oyin Elebuibon, Mc Rotimi, Embrace, Fabulous Pizzy, Peteru, Tee Blaq (Mr. Robo), Eteye, Rappindaddy, Bukunmi, Jide Sax, Sheun Natural, Smooth Kiss, 13th Disciple, amongst other personalities.

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Q. First off, who is Oyinkanade? A. Oyinkanade is a graduate of music department in the Obafemi Awolowo University. He is an artist signed unto Vivace Records. I love meeting people and I'm very easy going. Q. What musical genre will you say best describes your style of music? A. Well my style infuses of Fuji and R&B while i also have a preference for Afro-Pop.

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Q. What part of Oyo State are you from? A. I hail from Oke Ogun. Q. How was growing up for you? A. Growing up for me was oxymoronic; fun and at the same time sort of boring because my mother would always lock us (my siblings and I) up and keep the key whenever she is going out. This was to keep us from mischief but you know we guys now, we kept our own special key. All we had to do was make sure we got back inside before she came back Q. If you were not into music, what else would you have done? A. I'll be a politician , which is why I am presently pursuing a degree in Political Science at the University of Abuja. Q. How was the Project Fame experience for you and how disappointed were you that you didn’t win it? A. I call it a transformation. I learnt a lot from the show and will always be grateful to the ibcity.info

Oyinkanade (born Oyinkansade Dare Akande) is an Ibadan thoroughbred best known for his blistering MTN Project Fame campaign in 2012. A singer, composer and entertainer, he further gained prominence when he dropped his hit single "Adura". His prodigious music prowess made him become the first male artiste to get signed to Vivace Records.

faculty, the judges and the whole Ultima crew for making me who I am today. I will admit though that it was painful that I didn't get to win the competition but I thank God for where I am today. Adura lo mumi duro Q. How important will you say the Project Fame experience is to your present success? A. They taught me all I know today, from entertaining and engaging the crowd to writing of songs which I consider key for an artiste. Q. The track “Adura” really brought you

into people’s attention, topping charts in Ibadan radio stations. What can you say inspired the song? A. What inspired Adura was actually my journey through music, even though am not there yet but where I am now is a massive improvement from where I started. Putting this journey into perspective made me realise together that everything I am today is because of prayer, God's blessing and favour hence the song. Q. Who will you call your musical influence(s)? A. Growing up, I listened to a lot of Sir


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A. (Laughs)...Don't underestimate the power of prayers. That is all I do before getting it on. Q. You're signed on to Vivace Records, managed by Tee-Y mix. How has it been working with him? A. It has been great fun. T.Y is like a workaholic meaning we work all the time but it is a blessing because I am learning tonnes from him. Q. Your new song is called “Dancillate”, any connections with the month of December? A. Yes actually. Dancilate is a song for d "EMBER" period. Most people feel it is during these months bad things happen the most. The song just let them know this period can also be positive. It all depends your beliefs. Apart from Dancilate I also dropped "As e dey go" a song with an upbeat tempo just to showcase the versatility of Oyinkanade. Q. What do you do on a typical Christmas day? Best memory of Christmas as a kid?

Shina Peters, Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade, 2face and a host of other indigenous musicians. Q. Given the diverse nature of the music industry, do you have any particular future dream collaboration A. I have actually done one already, featuring Olamide on the remix to the Adura song. There are many more coming so fingers should be crossed on that. Q. Are there any plans in the works for an album anytime soon? What are your future plans?

Q. How familiar are you with Ibadan? Any notable memories about the city outside of music? A. I was born in Ibadan and also had both my primary and secondary education in the city. It does not get more notable than that. Q. On a personal level, which do you prefer? Live performances or working in the studio? A. I like both but I prefer live performance. It just gets me in the vibe.

A. If am not on stage performing then you will most likely find me with my family. (Laughs)... A lot of memories. Can't say. Q. Being an up and coming artiste must be tough in a competitive industry like that in Nigeria, what advice do you have for similar artistes out there in Ibadan and elsewhere? A. They keep pushing and never think of giving up. One day you'll hit the right path

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The SPARTACUS is a major bi-annual comedy concert that promotes upcoming artistes and further establishes the major acts on a platform put together by MC RAPINDADY, a comedian/compere, well known in the city of Ibadan.


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Apollo’s Lounge & Bar Palms mall, Ring Road, Ibadan. info@apolloslounge.com T: +234 807 677 4437, +234 807 677 4451 One of Ibadan’s newest and most luxurious venues. Live music, great atmosphere with awesome food and drink. SPECIAL DAYS: Wednesdays / Live Band Fridays / Clubbing OPENING TIME: 10:00am

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These days, Ibadan is constantly revolving its entertainment center. Classy Bars, Clubs and Lounges are now a constant theme in the city that was once dubbed a “buzzkiller”. The existence of such places like Infinitis, Bubbles, Ebevande, Echo, 411, Top 1 Gardens, depict a contrast to the time when the only lounges or bars really operational in the city were Options and Koko Dome who, by the way, are still fully operational. It can actually be argued that the presence of students in the higher institution has contributed immensely to the development of late night social activities. One of such lounges is the Gentleman’s Quarters, abbreviated, GQ. Located on Awolowo Road in Bodija it is quite unique from other clubs because, in an effort to keep things fresh and classy, the club organizes different themed activities.

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Ladies Night Whoever said women are the inferior sex has certainly never been to GQ on this day. It is happy hour all night long for the ladies. Side attractions such standup comedy and great music keep them occupied and culminates into an experience that have these ladies trooping in for the next one.

Champagne Night One of the French’s greatest inventions comes alive on this day. Whether it is Moet, Ace of Spades, Crystal, Perrier or Clicquot, on such days, the tick-tock sound of the clock at the west end of the bar is replaced by a “POP!!!” sound. The prices of the various bottles of champagne are subsidized just because they can and in the spirit of friendly competition and braggadocio, the whole club gets flooded with white wine. Somebody build an ark please!

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Comedy Night Everyone loves to have a good laugh. GQ on comedy night is the best place to unwind after a hard days work. With a serene environment and drinks available, the music serenades your ears while upcoming standup comedians and comediennes attempting to crack open your ribcage. Life does not get any better than that TGIF The countdown from Monday to Friday is probably one of the worst things for most people on earth as it seems like Friday will never come. Although it is worth the wait knowing there is a place like GQ to unwind on Fridays. The in house dj is playing quality music while you dance and enjoy your drink simulataneously. It is also an opportunity to meet new people in a more relaxed atmosphere since everyone seems to be having fun!

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2 Queens Elizabeth Road, Mokola, Ibadan. saotoneakindele@yahoo.com T: +234 802 300 2028

Ensymes Suites and Bar

1, Onireke Layout, Onireke GRA, Ibadan. T: +234 803 507 2507

Club Echo

Ring road, opposite DHL,Ibadan. clubecho70@yahoo.com T:+234 803 538 0543

Da 411 Groove Bar

50, Awolowo Road, Old Bodija Ibadan. da411@hotmail.com T: +234 803 888 8322 +234 803 356 4261 This bar has an open plan for those who wants to stay outside and have their drinks, great music which are not uncomfortably loud encourages conversation. There is live football going on for the football fanatics.

Da Bubble Plus

Olusanya B/S, Ring Road Ibadan. info@dabubbleplus.com www.dabubbleplus.com T: +234 813 765 1386+234 805 933 1403 Da Bubble Plus as the name implies is ' BUBBLING'. Their nightclub, Elixir Nightclub is open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday nights from 11:45pm to 5:00am. For those nights when caution is thrown to the wind and you are ready to have fun Da Bubble Plus is the place to party.

GQ Lounge

26 Awolowo Road, Bodija Estate Ibadan. gqlounge1@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/pages/GQ-Lounge/4396468327 81668 T: +234 806 339 4414 +234 703 950 9574 For those that love the thrill that nightlife comes with, GQ is the place to be. The lounge has an outdoor space and a clubhouse. The lounge serves drinks and refreshments and has the relaxing air needed to unwind after daily activities.

Hexagon Club & Lounge

47, University of Ibadan Road, Samonda, Ibadan. T: +234 802 763 9285 Located less than 2 kilometres from the prestigious university of Ibadan, Hexagon Club & Lounge is a great place to wine and dine with friends. Their lounge has an open space for guests who want to enjoy themselves while having fresh air. They also have screen put up for football fans to watch live games.

Davies Bar

7/8 Adeyi Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan. info@davieshotel.com www.davieshotel.com T: +234 802 338 7433, +234 803 714 2599, +234 812 188 5836, +234 812 188 5837 A touch of class with a serene atmosphere is part of the things to expect from Davies Bar located at Bodija, Ibadan. They offer different types of drinks and food to keep the belly going. Their gizzard is to die for! And on Thursdays they usually have a live band entertaining their guests with beautiful music

Infinities lounge and bar

1, Animashaun street, Ajeigbe bus stop, ring road, Ibadan. T: +234 805 618 0924 The name says it all. This is a place to be when you want to have limitlessness fun. Good location with maximum security.

E-Bevande nightclub

Saturday Night Live For those too tired to turn up on Friday, GQ provides an ample opportunity for them to get their groove on the day after. Middle age working class people usually frequent the club on such days to let loose and have a goodtime. Upcoming artistes and comedians get to perform live for those who came to have a great weekend. ibcity.info

Ring Road, Ibadan. T: +234 818 660 2883

E-bevande Nightclub is one of Ibadan city most luxurious clubs. Fancy interior decor, good lightning and exotic drinks are just some of what the club has to offer. This is where to experience Ibadan nightlife at its utmost best.

Kokodome Bar

Liebu Bypass, Kokodome, Ibadan. www.facebook.com/kokodome T: +234 818 113 8849 For a feel of the familiar, good music and a good view with it, Kokodome is the place to be. Their drinks are chilled to perfection and their service is excellent. They also serve delicious appetizers to complement the drinks served.


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Olympus Bar

Fatimah bus stop, Odo Ona, Apata Road, Ibadan. T: +234 818 642 7316 For a good show while you are drinking and dining with loved ones, Olympus bar is the place to be. Live bands, and delicious refreshments are to be expected at this lovely bar.

Options24/7

Adjacent Army Officers Mess, Along Ikolaba Road Agodi GRA, Ibadan. options24seven@gmail.com www.options24seven.com T: +234 8062432865, +234 809 101 5839 A traditional bar that serves fine food, beer and exotic drinks. Warm welcoming staff ensures you relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Pete's Bar

Inside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija Ibadan. www.facebook.com/pages/Petes-Bar/393512007388 154 T: +234 809 945 6700, +234 802 222 4723 Located within the famous Trans Amusement Park, Pete's bar is the perfect gentleman’s bar. It has appealing aesthetics and an outdoors section for those that would rather hang outside.

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Platinum Night Club

2, Awolowo Road, Awolowo Junction, Bodija, Ibadan. T: +234 803 471 6952

Smoothars Bar

Abal Hall, Akobo, Ibadan. T: +234 706 270 5705 Situated in the heart of Akobo. This is a lovely semi-outdoor bar where relaxation meets comfort and elegance. They open from 15:00.

Pleasure Summit

6, Nuj Road, Iyaganku Quater, Ibadan. T: +234 81 3960 7466 This place is situated in the heart of Iyaganku. Formerly know as Ya hala. It has a good pool table and lovely music to compliment.

Senior Citizen Club And Bar Secretariat/Yemetu Road, Ibadan. T: +234 805 523 4567

Time Out

Oluyole Area, Ibadan. timeouthouseoffun@yahoo.com T: +234 803 401 5208 Time spent in this location can never be forgotten as the bar is opened early in the day, till the late hours of the night with good services to render to its ever-teeming customers. The pepper soup and barbecue served in this bar is one of the best in the town likewise the other dishes served there.

Topside Bar and Lounge

Behind Rehobot Cathedral (Aare oluyole estate), Ibadan. T: +234 806 273 6062 This bar is completely off the main road of the estate. The bar is will protected with good security around the area and the services rendered in this location are unflappable. Ladies’ night however takes place every Wednesday night and Friday night.

7610 Kitchen/Pub

19 Fajuyi Rd. Beside Mko Abiola Building, Queen Cinema, Dugbe, Ibadan. www.facebook.com/7610pub T: +234 8176992399 The brand new pub in Ibadan that also has a well furnished VIP bar. This bar is situated in a very unique place that is easily accessible to everyone.

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Carlton Gate Hotel Quarters 860, Agodi GRA, Ibadan. reservation@carltongatehotelibadan.com www.carltongatehotel.com T: +234 1 295 5232; +234 811 579 9323 Nestled in the heart of Ibadan, Carlton Gate Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Ibadan. Offering 62 comfortable and well-equipped guest rooms, the hotel provides the best services and amenities to make guests comfortable. Facilities and attractions are numerous.

Check-Inn Hotels 1, Check-Inn Close Behind Zain Head Office, Off Secretariat/U.I Road, Bodija, Ibadan. info@checkinnhotels.com www.checkinnhotels.com T: +234 708 669 5488; +234 809 911 7790; +234 802 877 5171; +234 705 867 6555 Check-Inn Hotel offers 35 spacious, luxuriously furnished and exotically decorated suites. With amenities that transcend the ordinary, from an intimate escape to an unforgettable vacation, a fantastic stay is ensured to leisure and business travellers alike. A restaurant offering the best quality dishes and a non-alcoholic bar with the finest services are added attractions.

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badan is a fast growing city and it is has always been a major political, commercial and social hub in the Western province of Nigeria since forever and it keeps showing no sign of stopping any time soon. Hence, Ibadan is a regular stop for a lot of people who are here for business or leisure and this has lead to a wide spread boom in the hotel business with new ones springing up every odd month and the old ones undergoing upgrades. The Premier Hotel was once upon a time the only major hotel, and it is still one of the most prestigious hotels around. Whether it is December or July, for Christmas or business, choosing a good hotel is actually more difficult than it looks. It takes patience and past experience to usually differentiate the mediocre hotels from the good ones. There are, however, certain prerequisites in varying conditions that can be fulfilled before a hotel can be considered as "good". 1. An attentive and consistent service From the hotel manager to the concierge (or gateman as the case may be), a good hotel is expected to have a smart set of people who should make your stay comfortable regardless of the duration of your stay. An excellent infrastructure means nothing if the people in it are unwelcoming and rude. 2. Bar and Restaurant. Staying in a hotel usually means eating at the hotel's restaurant and it is imperative that the menu is rich and whatever is served is done in an impeccable manner. A bad meal goes a long way in determining the efficiency of a hotel, as it is crucial to cater to the culinary needs of your guest. The same goes for the bar; it should be fully stocked with a variety of drinks pleasing to most of the clientele.

overlooked. Checking in and out of a good hotel should be brisk, painless and without fuss. Whoever is behind the desk handling this should be both welcoming and cheerful. It goes a long way in determining if the client will enjoy the stay or will return afterwards. Note: Check out time for most hotels is 12pm. 6. Location In choosing a hotel, its location is very important. Whether it is business or leisure, it is much better for the hotel to be close to where you will need to be. Checking into a hotel at Old Ife Road when you have a meeting at Dugbe or a party at Bodija will, more often than not, lead to a less than satisfying stay. 7. Services and amenities One of the sad thing about being away from home is the absence of the little things that we take for granted in our every day lives such as TV, bathroom products, air conditioning, etc. Some hotels offer additional services such as room service, swimming pool, gymnasium and much more. While good architecture is important, remember that looks can be deceptive. It is important for a hotel structure to look impressive but what really matter are the services they render; how effective, how fast, was the silverware they served food from clean enough, was the staff at the check in desk friendly and why did the light bulb give out in the middle of the night? Also maintenance is as important as erecting a structure. All these details are important in making sure you do not get homesick and that the hotel becomes your home away from home. The truth however is that there is no ideal or perfect hotel because each individual has different tastes and preferences which vary from budget to budget.

3. Beddings: The primary reason for checking into a hotel in the first place is to sleep over. It is important that the bed is comfortable and the sheets are clean.. The presence of mosquitoes or insects is definitely unacceptable. 4. Hygiene Whether it is a 5 star or a 2 star hotel, a clean environment breeds contentment. Everywhere and everything in the hotel from the swimming pool to the silverware, glassware and plates, to the bathrooms, towels, gadgets, etc., must be kept clean at all times. 5. Check In and Check Out This is one of the aspects of a hotel that is usually

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Davies Hotel

Kakanfo Inn & Conference Centre

7/8 Adeyi Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan. info@davieshotel.com www.davieshotel.com T: +234 802 338 7433, +234 803 714 2599, +234 812 188 5836,

1 Nihinlola Street | Off Mobil Petrol Station, Off Joyce'B Area. GPO 1783 Ring Road, Ibadan. info@kakanfoinn.com www.kakanfoinn.com T: +234-2-7518000; +234-2-7518001; +234-8073590868

Glory View Hotel Adenuga Street, Kongi Bus-Stop, Off U.I Secretariat Road, Ibadan. T: +234 (0) 805 471 1749

Grand Serene Hotel 19, Jibowu Crescent, Iyaganku G.R.A. Ibadan. frontofficemanager@grandserenehotel.com www.grandserenehotel.com T: +234 806 661 9313, +234 807 444 5405 Located in the quiet residential district of Iyagunku GRA Ibadan, a five minute drive to the commercial nerve of the city, Grand Serene Hotel is a place to be discovered and savored for pleasure and business activities on a luxurious and stylish scale. Our strength lies in the technicalities of our highly professional personnel who deliver prompt and courteous services.

His Grace Hotel & Suites Plot 1, Aare AvenueNew Bodija, Ibadan. info@ hisgracehotelsandsuites.com www.hisgracehotelsandsuites.com T: +234 (0) 8093367416. His Grace Hotel has a corporate promise to offer the best services in the hospitality industry. Effectiveness and efficiency backed by a truly international team of industry professionals give world-class standards and the warmth of Asian hospitality perfected over four decades.

IITA Hotel

Kakanfo Inn is a prestigious hotel and conference centre located in a serene environment about an hour’s drive from Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria. The hotel comprises 15 suites, 67 double rooms with an option of 5 categories of rooms equipped with ultramodern facilities. There is a fully air-conditioned conference centre as well as an all-purpose hall accommodating from 220 to 2500 guests.

Ladalob Royal Suite Plot 9, Obe Street, Behind Bovas Filling Station, New Bodija, Ibadan. www.ladalobroyalsuite.com T: +234 703 423 7483, +234 704 546 2254

LaMaison Hotel & Suite 23 Jibowu Street, Iyaganku G.R.A., Ibadan. info@lamaisonhotel-ng.com www.lamaisonhotel-ng.com T: +234-816-068-4669 La Maison Hotel is a purpose built hotel complex of 15 rooms spanning 2 floors with a basement housing the service area. Round the clock uninterrupted power supply is guaranteed. The 15 guest rooms (inclusive of 1 exotic suite) are well and tastefully furnished to ensure maximum comfort and to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit.

Owu Crown Hotel KM 2, Iwo Road Monotan, Ibadan. info@owucrownhotel.com www.owucrownhotel.com T: +234 (2) 202 2500 Owu Crown Ibadan, is an 80 room 4 star hotel with an objective to meet the needs of its "GUESTS" and to strike a balance between comfort and luxury. Accommodation includes fully air-conditioned double rooms, twin rooms and suites with Wi-fi Internet access and cable TV. Other hotel facilities and attractions are available.

IITA-Nigeria Ibadan, PMB 5320, Ibadan. IITA-Hotel@cgiar.org hotel.iita.org T: +234 (2) 241 2626 2480 The I-House with its 108 well-appointed rooms, spacious dormitory facilities and a conference hall is an ideal venue for business and pleasure trips. IITA Hotel offers the perfect atmosphere for a pleasant experience. The hotel rooms are fully equipped and are in 3 categories; superior rooms, standard rooms and flatlets.

Mokola Hill, Oremeji | P. O. Box 1206, Ibadan. info@premierhotelibadan.com www.premierhotelibadan.com T: +234 811 595 9631; +234 802 353 9974; +234 703 803 4472 Premier Hotel is known as one of the best and oldest hotels in West Africa. Jointly owned by the Odua States, it is equipped with optimum facilities for maximal enjoyment. The hotel boasts 87 bedrooms in total; 80 double rooms, 6 executive suites and 1 luxury suite.

SDM Tavern Hotel No 7, Road H, Opposite UCH Second Gate, Secretariat/Total Garden Road, GRA, Agodi, Ibadan. T: +234 803 254 9123, +234 807 169 4952 SDM Tavern offers clean and spacious rooms designed for both leisure and business travellers. Located in a quiet serene environment, provision of maximum comfort and convenience, with a touch of elegance at moderate charges is guaranteed. The rooms are spacious, luxurious, tastefully furnished and equipped with facilities for maximum comfort.

Travel House Budget Hotel Plot 22A, Block X ,M.K.O. Abiola Way, Ring Road, Ibadan. info@travelhousesenigeria.com www.travelhousenigeria.com T: +234 817 569 1344; +234 704 499 7087 Travel House Budget Hotel offers the best facilities and associated services, which assure a clean and comfortable stay. With a friendly and professional welcome, whether on a business or leisure trip, a pleasant stay is ensured.

Walan Hotel Francis Aiyegbeni Close, Ring Road, Ibadan. walanhotel@yahoo.com www.walanhotel.com T: +234 816 012 2786, +234 807 230 1904, +234 709 222 4943 Located at Ring Road, Ibadan, Walan Hotel has been in existence for over two decades. With over a hundred rooms, the hotel has unique features which distinguish it from other hotels. There are single, double, standard studio, deluxe executive, family deluxe and executive suites, which are tastefully furnished with all basic facilities provided.

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Davies Hotel is a hotel with amenities that transcend the ordinary. Davies Hotel offers an unforgettable experience for all guests. Uninterrupted power supply is guaranteed. Facilities include swimming pool, meeting rooms, high-speed Internet access, full service restaurant, outdoor car park, 24-hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning services.

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Sports GOLF Golf is an international pastime; a champion golfer can earn over $2 million a year in winnings alone and that is with the exclusion of endorsements and adverts. While the sport has been a major mainstay in Europe, Ibadan has, in recent times, been organising various tournaments for local and statewide golfers. The biggest of these tournaments held in 2014 is the Oyo State Governor’s Cup which was being held for the first time since 2007. The competition teed off earlier in the year at the Ibadan Golf Club at Onireke, Ibadan. It attracted more than 250 golfers. Another popular tournament held in the year was the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc Open which was held in April also at the IGC. It was a 3-day tournament that featured some of the country’s top amateur and professional golfers, both male and female.

TENNIS In order to revive the ailing fortunes of lawn tennis in the state, the Ibadan Recreation Club together with the Nigerian Breweries Limited organized the 8th edition of the Ibadan Open. The competition, which was held on the IRC famed clay surface, was won by the number one seeded player, Abdulmumuni Babalola who came down from a set to close the match out to beat Kunle Bamidele at 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. The competition further shows that there are various talented players out here in Ibadan who can rub shoulders with the crème de la crème of the tennis stars and they only need better training facilities and equipment to further their development.

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FOOTBALL A year following the a disappointing campaign and their relegation into the second tier of Nigerian football, the Oluyole Warriors secured promotion on the last day of the season beating the Akwa Starlets by a lone goal. Shooting Stars who played the home game at the famous Lekan Salami Stadium, had to rely on a fifth minute strike from Sylvanus Ebiaku goal to climb above their opponents and back into the elite league. This marks the first time in 35 years that the 3SC of Ibadan will return to the premiership immediately after relegation. The club will now be hoping to better establish a foothold in the NPL and return a club which has produced Nigerian football legends such as Rashidi Yekini, Segun Odegbami and Muda Lawal back to its former glory days of the 70’s.

Polo NPA Ibadan International Polo Tournament 2014

POLO The Ibadan polo Tournament which is the biggest polo tourney of the year was organized in February. The tourney was sponsored by MTN and the city’s Ibadan Briclinks led by Mohammed Buhari brought some pride by winning the coveted Ade Alakija Cup pulling an upset and beating the favorites Kano. H. Hago . Polo continues to be a favorite of the richer folks in the country with Forbes acknowledging that it is a growing sport in the country.

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