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Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by jonhemma11: 9:35am On Nov 22, 2016
"Moremi Ajasoro " - unveiled.


Ooni of Ife yesterday unveiled the tallest statue in Nigeria Moremi Ajasoro.It is 42 feet tall with 30 risers.It is the tallest statue in Nigeria and the 3rd tallest in Africa.

It is constructed right on the spot Moremi lived several centuries of years ago. It is 100 percent locally constructed by Nigerian engineers and  youths sourced with sole  Nigerian materials.

At 161 feet, African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal, is the tallest statue in Africa, then the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt which is 66 feet.
Moremi Ajasoro statue of Liberty in Ile- Ife , Nigeria at 42 feet is now the third tallest in Africa.

Ramesses II in Egypt at 30 feet, is the fourth tallest. Nelson Mandela Union Building in South Africa has a 28 feet statue and is the fifth tallest in the continent and Jesus Satue in Owerri Nigeria the fifth as well.


Source: http://www.trezzyhelm.com/2016/11/ooni-of-ife-unveils-tallest-statue-in.html

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by jonhemma11: 9:35am On Nov 22, 2016

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Mologi(m): 9:44am On Nov 22, 2016
Always in the news for good...

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Funnicator: 9:47am On Nov 22, 2016
How will this provide jobs for the unemployed villagers of Ife?
How will it improve their standard of living and provide affordable and standard education?


Infact, who statue epp?

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by thesicilian: 9:49am On Nov 22, 2016
Funnicator:
How will this provide jobs for the unemployed villagers of Ife?
How will it improve their standard of living and provide affordable and standard education?


Infact, who statue epp?
One word: Tourism. People troop in to see the statue from all over the word, and these people spend millions of dollars yearly in the process of buying food, staying in hotels, transport, etc. Not to talk of the aspect of exposure to other peoples cultures and ideas, which is a fast track to economic and infrastructural development.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Heavance(m): 9:52am On Nov 22, 2016
How will that develop ile-ife?
That place is just so dry, the last ooni didn't try o, he spent 30years on the throne and ile-ife didn't develop much, and we heard he has companies of great value

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Funnicator: 10:01am On Nov 22, 2016
thesicilian:

One word: Tourism. People troop in to see the statue from all over the word, and these people spend millions of dollars yearly in the process of buying food, staying in hotels, transport, etc. Not to talk if the aspect of exposure to other peoples cultures and ideas, which is a fast track to economic and infrastructural development.

People never go toursim for Calabar wey get better tourist sites na to enter flight come see this one statue inside a village?


Ogbeni, oyibo no dey dat mumu. Abi u think they dnt have beta statues for oyiboland?

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by thesicilian: 10:04am On Nov 22, 2016
Wish they had put a giant light bulb in that her torch powered by solar energy, so that when it is night that can serve as a source of light to the streets around

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by YourNemesis: 10:43am On Nov 22, 2016
Woow!... Its beautiful.
Yorubas are synonymous with true African culture.
A real African people who are both inward looking and world embracing.

All of you saying this statue is a copy of the liberty statue in New York, are all Wrong, because Yorubas don't copy anybody when it comes to cultural stuff. This is the original and much older statue, located within the Ooni of ife palatial complex.



Some EP.s are so silly. The only similarity between the moremi statue and that silly caucasian woman in NYC is that they are both raising their hands. Nothing more. Always wanting to link everything in Africa to external influences.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by YourNemesis: 10:52am On Nov 22, 2016
Funnicator:


People never go toursim for Calabar wey get better tourist sites na to enter flight come see this one statue inside a village?
Ogbeni, oyibo no dey dat mumu. Abi u think they dnt have beta statues for oyiboland?

A mumu will always remain a muuuuumu.
So all those Oyibos who go to thailand and cambodia to see buddha statues and hindu temples don't have statues in their countries abi?
In case you don't know, the Yorubas have the largest African diaspora community in the Atlantic world, (North America, The Caribbean and South America + Coastal West Africa)

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Funnicator: 11:08am On Nov 22, 2016
YourNemesis:


A mumu will always remain a muuuuumu.
So all those Oyibos who go to thailand and cambodia to see buddha statues and hindu temples don't have statues in their countries abi?
In case you don't know, the Yorubas have the largest African diaspora community in the Atlantic world.

Delusion grandeur. Deceive yourselves.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by YourNemesis: 11:10am On Nov 22, 2016
Funnicator:


Delusion grandeur. Deceive yourselves.

LOL

You are just suffering from one thing, and one thing only...

JEALOUSY!!
Ntoor...

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Funnicator: 11:13am On Nov 22, 2016
YourNemesis:

LOL
You are just suffering from one thing, and one thing only...
JEALOUSY!! Ntoor...
Jealous of not having a statue?grin
If it were an industry generating jobs and tax, ehenn, but this one?
Mtchew.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by YourNemesis: 11:14am On Nov 22, 2016
Funnicator:


Jealous of not having a statue?grin

If it were an industry generating jobs and tax, ehenn, but this one?

Mtchew.

We have plenty of that as well..
Want some? grin

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Funnicator: 11:16am On Nov 22, 2016
YourNemesis:

We have plenty of that as well.. Want some? grin
industries in debt-ridden osun state?grin
don't make me laugh..

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by YourNemesis: 11:25am On Nov 22, 2016
Funnicator:

industries in debt-ridden osun state?grin

don't make me laugh..
LOL.... Osun in general, and ile-Ife in particular is the Jerusalem and Mecca of the Yorubas and the Yoruba diaspora.
It is our cultural focal point okay... If you want to see industries in Yorubaland, Go to Oluyole, Shagamu, Agbara, Otta, Ikeja, Yaba, Ikorodu, Papalanto, Ibeshe, Obajana, Ibafo, Igbesa, Ajao/Ishaga.... And numerous others too many to mention here.. You go see enough industries.. Your eyes go drop.

..... Even so, Ilesha, and Ife-Ibadan expressway axis alone still has more cottage and mid size industrial ventures than the cave you call home.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by alaskido(m): 12:03pm On Nov 22, 2016
Before I go comment, una don comment full everywhere. Abi na for air una dey comment before the story go reach system. na wa for una. Me I want to be FTC one day o.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Nobody: 12:03pm On Nov 22, 2016
grin grin grin grin

@Alaskido dem go just beef you die if you knack FTC just watch and see...

Keep trying man one day you go make us proud.

grin grin grin grin

@Godprotectigbos Nwanyi-Oma I greet you traditionally.

We Africans sha...they should have kukuma collected the other statue of liberty from France nah.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Godprotectigbos(f): 12:04pm On Nov 22, 2016
Funnicator:
How will this provide jobs for the unemployed villagers of Ife?
How will it improve their standard of living and provide affordable and standard education?


Infact, who statue epp?


grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by DDeliverer(m): 12:05pm On Nov 22, 2016
Lol
Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by LorDBolton(m): 12:05pm On Nov 22, 2016
Smh copycat of statue of liberty...

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by buffalowings: 12:05pm On Nov 22, 2016
Meanwhile, the only road that runs through it is riddled with potholes

If you talk dem go say na federal road

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by iyatrustee(f): 12:05pm On Nov 22, 2016
Highest statute in Africa is 161feet? Like seriously!

This one is even 3rd at 44feet. Africa my Africa cheesy

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Enybliss(f): 12:06pm On Nov 22, 2016
why do i have the feeling that this is a distasteful mimicry of lady liberty grin

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by justmenoni: 12:06pm On Nov 22, 2016
Haba, calm down na..million of dollars just for this or for the whole tourism sector in Nigeria, do you actually know the income that was generated from tourism in Nigeria last year?

thesicilian:

One word: Tourism. People troop in to see the statue from all over the word, and these people spend millions of dollars yearly in the process of buying food, staying in hotels, transport, etc. Not to talk if the aspect of exposure to other peoples cultures and ideas, which is a fast track to economic and infrastructural development.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by jeeqaa7(m): 12:06pm On Nov 22, 2016
Moremi hall @ oau.... That hostel gave me 3 babes from 1 room ... Heheheheh

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by olutosfem(f): 12:07pm On Nov 22, 2016
Alayeluwa ikubabayeye

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Unveils "Moremi Ajasoro", The Tallest Statue In Nigeria (PICS) by Godprotectigbos(f): 12:08pm On Nov 22, 2016
unclezuma:
grin grin grin grin

Alaskido dem go just beef you die if you knack FTC just watch and see...

Keep trying man one day you go make us proud.

grin grin grin grin

@Godprotectigbos Nwanyi-Oma I greet you traditionally.



i dey feel u my brother......Daalu nnahgrin grin grin ; cool cool cool cool cool


ihe onye choro .....anyi enye haaa

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