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Olubadan Next-in-Line Chief Adetunji: I Wept When I Heard of Olubadan’s Death


By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan

The mood at the residence of the next in–line to the throne of Olubadan of Ibadan, High Chief Saliu Adetunji, was that of joy and happiness, as the people at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan area were thrown into jubilation as soon as the news of the demise of the late Olubadan was announced.

As the family of the late Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1 were mourning the death of their departed one, the family of the next in-line to the throne of Olubadan, High Chief Adetunji, were rejoicing that one of their own would in a matter of days wear the crown of Olubadan.

Speaking with WESTERN POST on the death of the late monarch, High Chief Adetunji said he was sad about the passage of the monarch, describing him as a kind and humble person, adding that residents of Ibadan would miss him.

High Chief Adetunji also praised the late Olubadan for his untiring efforts at making sure that Ibadan State was created in his lifetime but which death did not allow him to actualize, disclosing that upon assuming the stool, he (Adetuni) would work towards the creation of Ibadan State.

He said he wept bitterly when he heard the news of the late Olubadan’s death, disclosing that he had a very robust and cordial relationship with the late monarch.

The new Olubadan-designate, however, enjoined all the people of the state to go about their normal businesses and eschew violence in any form as it could hinder the development of Ibadanland and Oyo State in general.

High Chief Adetunji (88) who hails from  Akorogbo in “Popoyemoja,” Ibadan, is an astute businessman. He is the Chairman/CEO of three music marketing companies known as Omo Aje Sound Studio, Adetunji Label and Baba Laje Record founded in 1960.

Meanwhile, the Olubadan in Coucil on Wednesday announced the death of Olubadan of Ibadan, but the Oyo State Government is yet to officially announce the passage as at the time of filling this report.


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