Better days are beckoning on the entire people of Joga Orile in Yewa North local government in Ogun State as His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr Adekeye Olanrewaju Adeyemi, Lagori III, the Abepa of Jogaland hosted the high and mighty at the 2021 Obalaju Day Celebration.
The event which held at the open field where a new ultra-modern Joga Orile palace is currently under construction witnessed private individuals, politicians, corporate organizations and all the families in Joga Orile contributing towards the completion of the project.
While speaking to City People, HRM Oba Adekeye revealed that the event is marked in memory of the man that founded Joga Orile, Abepa, in the 16th century.
He furthered reiterated that the event wasn’t to worship any idol or deity but to appreciate the strength, courage and selflessness of the historical Abepa who was a very brave warrior during his days.
Speaking at the event, Oba Adeyemi encouraged all the children of Joga Orile in the Diaspora to stretch a hand of love and fellowship towards their source so as to aid development for the historical town.
The event which was anchored by a veteran broadcaster and on-air-personality, Mr Goke Babalola of Fresh FM, highlighted some undeniable achievements Joga Orile has witnessed under the rulership of his royal majesty.
Some of the big names that were spotted at the event included HRM Oba Mukaila Salako, Oba, Oba Alademeso of Igan, Chief Obalani Omosanwo, the Baba Oba of Ilewo, Chief Tokunbo Fakoya, the Apesin of Remoland, Hon Kayode Amusan, Engr Rasheed Afonja.
Others are Chief Abiodun Kumapayi, Chief S.O Akinsanya, the Ekerin of Jogaland, Otunba Gbenga Ajayi, Prof Musa Olomu, Director, Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, represented by Dr Abdullahi, Engr Remi Sofoluwe, Engr Dapo Akinsanya and Baale Solomon Oguntade.
Also present was Chief Taofeek Omololu, the Amona of Jogaland, Otunba Peter Babafemi, Alhaji Almaruf Yekeen, Chief Babajide Kazim, Otunba Gbenga Ajayi, the Otunba Egbimo of Jogaland, Barr Joe Onyuike, Chief D.O.A. Sokeye amongst several other guests.