2023:Program/Submissions/Preserving Heritage: Showcase of Cultural Heritage and Diversity in Osun State - VRZLJV

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Title: Preserving Heritage: Showcase of Cultural Heritage and Diversity in Osun State


Ajeigbe Rukayat User: RukayatAjeigbe


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Type: Lecture

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: en

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Abstract[edit source]

Osun Groove as a National Monument Site and UNESCO world heritage site, its significance for global Yoruba advancement and needs to preserve it has a cultural and living heritage. Keywords: Culture, Heritage, Monuments, UNESCO.

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Celebrating Wikimania yearly as given us inclusion and cultural diversity. This year theme having focused on Diversity, Collaboration and Future, these initiatives will give us a ceremonious avenue to celebrate the harmonious relationship with our tradition, culture, Africa folktales and reviving history. It is essential for us to preserve our cultural heritage; it will help us to grow as community and also strengthen our historical engagement. Osun Groove is a sacred place where several monuments, statues and artifacts are mounted, it has different varieties of plants and trees that can be used for research purposes. It is located in the South- West region, Osun State, Nigeria. Many of these artifacts are being worship and celebrated and there are needs to document them through audio-visual and images in order to preserve its history. One of the most celebrated deity in the Osun Groove is the Osun river which is celebrated annually till date, it is said that there is a river goddess in the river that comes out yearly, she comes out to purify the lands and people comes to visit her from all over the world to receive blessings from her. The celebration is also known as Osun Osogbo festival. This celebration serves as a ritual to appease the goddess of the river and also bring luck to the attendant of the occasion, and Yorubaland.

The Osun Osogbo festival aims to bring people of shared-value together world-wide to celebrate unity, togetherness of the people and the river goddess as a living heritage. 

Creating awareness about our culture helps us to celebrate our uniqueness, diversity and also preserve our cultural heritage globally as a part of Wikimedia movement strategy.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

It creates awareness on how we can preserve our heritage, strengthen our historical value, each monument has its own shared significance and value. Documenting these cultural heritages will enhance and retain the historical engagement. It will serve as an educative and research purposes for wider knowledge.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Empty Onsite in Singapore
  • Tick Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Tick Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Tick Pre-recorded and available on demand