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    Babatunde Akinsola
    Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

    Govs Fashola-and Peter-Obi-at-the-funeral-rites-for-late-Ojukwu-TBS-LagosNigerian dignitaries are expected to visit Detroit this weekend to discuss business relations and opportunities to promote their country’s arts and culture in Michigan.

    Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun and Oba Aderemi Adedapom, two Yoruba kings from the country’s southwest region, along with fashion designer Nike Davies-Okundaye, pop artist Jemiriye Adeniji and other Nigerian officials will visit the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of a business and cultural exchange through Sunday.

    Nii Quarcoopome, DIA co-chief curator and curator of the African collection, will give the group a tour of the DIA.

    The visitors are also expected to meet with members of the Detroit City Council at the Charles H. Wright African American Museum History, where they will perform a Yoruba naming ceremony.

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