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Ooni of Ife crowns Oba Kayode Afolabi as Alapomu of Apomu

Ooni of Ife crowning the Alapomu of Apomu

Ooni of Ife, Oba

L-R Hon. Omidiran, Olori Janet Afolabi, Oba Kayode Afolabi, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and First lady of Osun state, Kafayat Oyetola.
Olori Janet Afolabi with some members of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP, led to the event by the President of the Guild, Mr. Dotun Oladipo. Olori Janet is Publisher of Scroll online and immediate past Treasurer of GOCOP.

Adeyeye Ogunwusi on February 7, 2020 crowned Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi as the new king of Apomu kingdom. Oba Ogunwusi described Apomu as a very important part of Yorubaland with Ile-Ife as its source. He said,  “This town remains a very important part of Oduduwa’s territory, not only because  it’s a direct creation of Ile-Ife but also for the strategic roles Apomu  played in the past.

As special guest of honour were Alaafin of Oyo, Olofa of  Offa, Oluwo of Iwo, Alakire of Ikire and over twenty other monarchs. Also present were Osun state first lady, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola and the deputy governor of Osun state, Benedict Gboyega Alabi and his wife. Many commissioners were also there to witness the presentation of the staff of office, among them were; commissioners of finance, information and youth and sports.

The majority leader of the Osun state House of Assembly, Jibola Olanrewaju “Larry J” who led other members of the state House of Assembly expressed his joy on the occasion.

Oba Afolabi said he is a direct descendant of the Giesi Ruling House of Ile-Ife.

He said, “Some people might wonder about my style of dressing here today, it is deliberate to show my roots as my father came from Ile-Ife to settle down in Apomu many centuries ago.”

The event ended with a live performance by Wasiu Ayinde “K1 the ultimate”, who thrilled guests during his performance.

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