The Chairman of Ancestral Pride Temple who also doubled as the CEO of Ancestral Temple Foundation, Oluwo Fashola Faniyi in a media chat held at the temple’s head office, disclosed that the launching of the foundation is schedule for the 24th of November, 2017.
Speaking on the need for setting up the foundation, Chief Faniyi stated that he is a traditionalist to the core and that he is ready to change people’s negative perception about what the traditional institution is all about and also to assist people in whichever way he can, being a non-profitable organization.
The media conference which was channeled towards creating awareness about the launching which will specifically take place alongside the annual celebration of Ifa festival at the Ado-Odo/Ota Local government hall on 24th of November. According to the Chairman, Chief Oluwo-Fashola, the foundation is aimed at promoting African Socio-cultural activities in Africa.
He further reiterated that the foundation is out to re-orientate people’s mindset and re-brand the negative image of traditionalists that has been painted by the movie industry as being devilish and also culpable of inflicting bad omen on people.
He added that traditionalists equally believe in God as a supreme being who created everything.
Oluwo-Fashola said the goal of setting up the foundation is to get the attention of the government so as to leverage on their achievement and also to bring people closer to their custom and tradition.
Speaking on the membership of the foundation, he stated they have members and that the foundation is opened to all irrespective of their faith.