It was fun and excitement in Dallas, Texas as Yorubas from across the United States gathered to celebrate their annual YorubaFest, a two-day event that featured conferences, music, dances, art and fashion synonymous with the Yoruba-speaking people of Nigeria.
The festival which held Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, began with conferences which were designed to bolster national efforts to attract American investment in Nigeria, accelerate economic growth and prosperity for the Yoruba people, and unite and promote the cultural and professional spirit of the Yoruba community in North America.
Speakers at the conferences include several erudite Yoruba scholars, including renowned Nigerian economist Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, President of Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri; Dr.ToyinFalola, Professor of African Studies and History at the University of Texas Austin; EayoFalowo, Nigerian Consular General, among many others.
The conference, which ended early Sunday June 26, focused heavily on economic opportunities for the U.S. in Nigeria, and for Nigerian businesses in North America.
The event was sponsored by Dallas-based Axxess, a leader in providing integrated software for home health agencies, Excelle Financial Services, and Pure Pack Oil & Gas USA.
Below are some of the pictures from the event.