•As The AJIKEs Say Its Their Turn
•Present OLAYEMI As Candidate
The Olowo of Owo Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi, joined his forefathers more than three weeks ago . This transition of the monarch who ruled the Owo Kingdom for 16 years to the land of his ancestors was made known to the public on the 17th April 2019. Since then, there have been an outpouring of condolences and goodwill from all over the country, indeed the world towards the people of Owo Kingdom.
Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi was a great traditional ruler whose influence extended beyond the Kingdom of Owo in particular and Yorubaland in general. The former chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas was the Chancellor of the University of Jos. According to tradition, after the observation of all necessary processes, the kingmakers will be required to choose another Olowo to sit on the throne of his forefathers out of the ruling houses.
According to our source, there are three ruling houses left in Owo Kingdom, The Olagbegis, The Ogunoyes and the Ajike’s. The late Monarch was from the Olagbegi ruling house . Hence, members of the Ajike ruling house say it is now their rightful turn to sit on the throne.
The Ajikes say the Ogunoyes and Olagbegis have ruled since the last Oba from the Ajike ruling house sat on the throne . The last monarch from the Ajike ruling house was Ologho Atanneye II who ruled from 1938 – 1940. Hence, the Ajikes are presenting Prince Olatunbosun Olayemi AJIKE as their candidate to sit on the throne.
According to a profile presented by members of the Ajike ruling house, ,he is a successful serial investor and entrepreneur. He has over 30 years work experience in import and export of machineries, commodities and household goods & appliances in Africa, Middle East and Asia. He also has over the years been investing and partnering with various established Real Estate companies in Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.
With his wealth of experience and strong business acumen in real estate and logistics industry; he has been consulting for Nigerians and foreign nationals on real estate, logistics and various investment opportunities in Asia, Middle East and Nigeria. His business associates and partners cuts across United Arab Emirates, China, India, South Korea, Austria, Vietnam, Thailand and many other countries in the world.
His major strength includes ability to learn fast, empathy for the needy, excellent analytical skills, excellent team playing skills, leading and management skills, excellent leadership qualities, innovative/strategic thinking, ability to work under pressure, a knack to identify business opportunities and maximally utilized such opportunities. These strengths have helped him to be successful in the business world.
He traveled to United Arab Emirates at a very young age after his O’Level education in Nigeria to further his education. After working for some years, he started his company Samhar Cargo and General Trading International in Dubai. He later established a branch in Lagos Nigeria in 1997 He has also ventured into the downstream Oil and Gas sector. He currently has 2 filling stations in Lagos and acquired land to build mega stations in Akure and Owo in Ondo state.
Prince Olayemi studied Business Administration and Computer Science in Dubai. He is married to Taiwo Funmilola Ajike (Nee Yusuf – Omo Elegberunban) from Owo. He has attended many local and international training and seminars.
This is the chronological order of the rulership of the Kingdom as presented by members of the Ajike ruling house
OLOGHO Ojugbelu OMALABIYE , (1019-1070 ), Ologho Imade, (1070-1106), Ologho Kodoro, (1106-1156), Ologho Agwobojoro, (1156-1209), Ologho Dondan, (1209-1260), Ologho Adegberin, (1260-1305), Ologho Opa, (1305-1332), Ologho Asunsola, (1332-1340), Ologho Renrengenjen, (1340-1346), Ologho Asunsoma (1346-1386), Olgho Ogeja, (1386-1430), Ologho Imagele, (1430-1481), Ologho Alamunran, (1481-1539), Ologho Omasan, (1539-1578), Ologho Omaro, (1578-1600), Ologho Oshogboye, (1600-1648), Ologho Alubiolokun, (1648-1690), Ologho Otutubosun, (1690-1719), Ologho Ajagbusi-Ekun, (1719-1760), Ologho Ajaka, (1760-1781), Ologho Elewu-Okun, (1781-1833), Ologho Aghagunghaye, (1833-1876), Ologho Adara, (1876-1880), Olgho Aladetohun, (1880-1889), Ologho Atanneye I, (1889-1902), Ologho Ogunoye (1902-1913), Ologho Olagbegi I (1913-1938), Ologho Atanneye II, (1938-1940), Ologho Olagbegi II (1941-1968), Ologho Adekola Ogunoye II (1968-1993)
Ologho Olagbegi II (1993-1998), Ologho folagbade olateru Olagbegi III (1999-2019).