The Olokun Festival Foundation of Otunba Gani Adams, National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has appointed Idris Bello, CEO, Shybell Media as the new Director of Graphics and Publicity, which will hold on October 20, 2016, for the Grand finale of 2016 edition Olokun festival.
Olokun Festival is a front line cultural promotions organisation in Nigeria with over twenty three cultural festivals on its stable annually.
A statement by Segun Akanni, Personal Assistant to Otunba Gani Adams, said that the appointment of Mr. Bello was based on his experience in journalism and graphics designing, as well as his contributions to the programmes of the organization.
Bello started his journalism career in 1996 as creative head and a freelance reporter at Soul Publication, publisher of Hearts Magazine.
He has also worked as a Production Manager at the defunct Ace Magazine and rose to become the Head of Production.
Bello is the CEO of Shybell Media, an on-line publication, graphic power house and an entertainment outfit, the media platform he started in 2013.
In a related development, the planning committee of the Olokun Festival Foundation has released the list of the activities to herald the 2016 edition of annual Olokun Festival.
Rising from its meeting, which held at the corporate office of the Foundation in Lagos, the Grand finale of the annual festival was fixed for October 20th at the Suntan Beach in Badagry. The festival is in collaboration with the Aholu Menu Thoi, The Ankra of Badagry.
The lineup of activities include the Prayer to Almighty God on Saturday Oct. 1st; Press Conference coming up Oct. 2nd; Art Exhibition on Oct. 7th; Yoruba Quiz competition on Oct. 11th; Festival Lecture on Oct. 13th, Beauty Pageant on Oct.16th; Festival float; Boat Regatta Ayo Olopon and Olosa. The Gala night will hold in Badagry on the eve of the festival on Oct. 19th.