Aje Olokun Drummers from Ikare Akoko have emerged winners of the traditional drummers’competition at the third edition of the Goldberg Excellency Tour held at Nicety Hotel, Ikare Akoko, Ondo State on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
•The representative of the winners of the second position prize with some guests at the drummers competition.
The group outshone four other drummer groups at the grand finale to clinch the first position and the grand prize of N250,000. The second position with the cash prize of N150,000 was won by Afunbiokun Drummers, while Aloyinlapa Group claimed the third position with the prize of N100,000.
The other two finalists Omolere and Heritage Group got N50,000 each. The contest at Ikare Akoko was the third of the drummers’ competition in the ongoing Goldberg Excellency Tour, following the Abeokuta and Ilorin editions. The tour will visit Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State; lle lfe in Osun State and Benin City in Edo State in the coming weeks.
Eight groups auditioned at the preliminary stage of the competition on Friday, March 3, 2017 from where five groups made it to the grand finale.