All is now set for the installation of the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams.
The event, holding in Oyo with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, as chief host, will attract people from different parts of the country and outside.
Adams is already in seclusion, a rite that will usher in the staff of office.
Towards the successful holding of the event, a number of committees have, for about two months, worked in partnership with one another.
While Adams is said to have constituted one comprising several Yoruba professionals and culture promoters, the Oyo State Government also set up one.
In Oyo town, another committee has since been busy preparing the ground.
But sources say the three have had to collapse most of their plans.
This became ideal particularly when the government declared its readiness to be the official hosting institution, with Governor Abiola Ajimobi having held a strategic meeting with the new Aare and his team.
As the host governor, Ajimobi is said to have officially invited other state governors, especially those in the South-West, to the programme.
Evidence that many of them will attend is in the fact that they have variously expressed support for Adam’s emergence, just as he too has visited them.
The last dignitary he visited before he entered seclusion was Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who told him that the government was supporting him for the growth and development of Yorubaland.
Meanwhile, top entertainers are set for the historical event.
Among those said to be billed to perform are Wasiu Ayinde, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Saheed Osupa and Ara.