The world's tallest drum and a Nelson Mandela statue (also called Mandela Masquerade) have reportedly been unveiled in Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. They were unveiled yesterday, January 15th, 2014 during the Centre for Black Culture and International Understandings 2014 Take-Off activities.

In attendance were the Executive Governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola,his Deputy, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori; established writer and Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka and a host of other dignitaries. We are not sure the gigantic drum has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of Records as it has been argued in some quarters that the tallest drum in the world is in Delta State.