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Veteran Broadcaster, Olowu of Owu kingdom Joins His Ancestors At 88 Years old

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By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr) Adegboyega Dosunmu, (Amororo II) Olowu of Owu Kingdom,  has finally joined his ancestors. After his reigns for 19 years on the throne of his forefathers.

Oba Dosunmu was one of the producers of the popular television series, ‘Village Headmaster’ in the 80s.

It was learnt that he died in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital after a brief illness.

Meanwhile,  the former President, Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo is the Balogun of Owu kingdom And Veteran Journalist and former Public Relation officer of Nigeria Airways Oba (Barr) Adewunmi Ogunleye Towulade of Akinale Owu Kingdom they are respected son’s of Owu Kingdom.

“Baba (Oba Dosunmu) is dead, he died yesterday. The mood in the palace is gloomy,” a source said.

Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu ascended the throne of his forefathers in July 2005. And has been a civil servant, broadcaster and politician. Before he became Olowu of Owu Kingdom.

Oba Dosunmu attended King’s College, Lagos in 1956 and was later admitted into Hendon College of Technology in London to study Drama and Television Production in 1963.From there, he proceeded to Landmark Baptist College, Tennessee, US in 1987 where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Theology.

He worked at the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Ebute Metta, Lagos State. He later joined a broadcasting organisation where he rose to the position of Head of Drama Department.He left the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in 1975 to establish a private film production outfit, Starline Films Limited. He wrote and directed a movie titled ‘Dinner with the Devil’.

The late Dosunmu once revealed in an interview that he refused to be part of any ritual before his coronation as king, describing it as anti-progressive.

Adegboyega Dosunmu, (Amororo II) Olowu of Owu Kingdom
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