As Celebrities Storm EDE Town In A Big Way
City People Reveals Gists From The Classy Event
On Saturday 10th March, 2018, Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal (Laminisa 1) marked the 10th year that he ascended his forefathers throne. The historical ceremony, characterised with lots of activities, was a whole week event with finale at the permanent orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Ede. Prominent personalities, notable monarchs, powerful politicians, captains of industries and movies practitioners in their number graced the occasion and set the sleepy Ede town agog. In the course of the coronation anniversary, Timi honoured some worthy personalities with chieftaincy tittles. City People’s Correspondent, DARE ADENIRAN, was at the event and hereby presents to you some of the gists from the memorable ceremony. Read on.
THE IMPRESIVE C.V TIMI OF EDE
Oba Muniru Adesola Lawal was born on February 10,1956 into the royal Muslim family of Late Pa Karimu Lawani of the Laminisa Ruling House, Pere. His mother was Late Alhaja Abeebat, a direct descendant of Adekilekun Family of Imole’s Compound, Ede, Osun State.
He attended the Local Authority Primary School, Obada, Ede between 1962 and 1968. After which he further went further his Secondary School Education in 1972. In 1973, he enrolled at Ogbomoso Grammar School where he obtained his Higher School Certificate in 1975.
Between 1977-1980, he studied at the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, where he bagged the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE). It was during his teaching experience at the Government Secondary School, Birni Yati, Borno State under the NYSC scheme, that he discovered his calling; as a teacher. At the end of his youth service year, he promptly took up an appointment with the Baptist High School, Ede in 1981.
He bagged B.Sc degree (Double Honours) in Maths/Library Science at the Bayero University, Kano. He was given the 1982/83 Merit Award of the Federal Government of Nigeria for High Academic Performance in the Department of Library Studies Bayero University, Kano.
In the 1988-1989 academic year, he underwent post-graduate studies at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where he bagged a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree in 1989. He is also a proud holder of B. Sc degree in Production and Operations Management.
He has a Diploma in Computer Science from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, between.1993 and 1994. In 2004, he obtained the Production and Operations Management from the College of Production Management (COPOM).
As a Professional NCE teacher, Oba Lawal taught at many schools befre he was engaged by Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, as Lecturer Grade II. Where he rose through the ranks to become Chief Lecturer in the Department of Business Admin and Management.
Between 1994-2000 he served as Coordinator, Continuing Education Programmes. At different times, he served as Head of Department and Assistant Director, Continuing Education Programmes. From 2002: to 2005 he was Deputy Director, OSPOLY Ventures. Between 2006-2007 he got engaged as Director, Continuing Education Programme.
CHAIRMAN PLANNING COMMITTEE, PROFESSOR SIYAN OYEWESO’S REMARK
Chairman, Planning Committee of Timiof Ede land’s 10th year coronation anniversary, Professor Siyan Oyeweso, in his remarks, stated that activities, commemorating Timi’s 10th year on his ancestral throne were significant, considering the steady developmental strides and social economic growth that was being witnessed since Oba Lawal ascended the throne.He commended prominent Ede sons and daughters, including friends of the ancient city for their invaluable contributions to the growth of the town. He however, pleased with sons and daughters of Ede not relent until the town attain its pride position among the great and historical cities in Yoruba land.
THE HONOURARY CHIEFS
Personalities honoured with chieftaincy tittles by Timi of Ede on the occasion of his 10th coronation anniversary as the 13th Time of Ede include Chief (Mrs.) Jadesola Qudus, as Iyalaje of Ede land; Hon. Rotimi Makinde and his wife as Babajiro and Yeye Bobajiro of Ede land respectively; Chief (Mrs.) Folasade Tinubu-Ojo as Ereluof Ede land; Chief Femi Bernard as Jagun of Ede land. While General Bajowa’s wife was made theYeye Oge of Edeland.
OSUN POLITICAL CLASS WAS NOT LEFT OUT
Top political gladiators in Osun politics from different parties were also present at the event. They include Deputy Governor of Osun, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, who represented the state governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola; former Deputy Governor of Osun State and erstwhile chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Hon. Famurewa, Hon. Nath Agunbiade among others.
AN ARRAY OF OBAS.
To say that Timi of Ede’s 10th year coronation anniversary was glamorous is like stating an obvious. People from different walks of life came for the and top monarchs from far and near graced the occasion. They include the Alaafin of Oyo Iku Babayeye Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 11; Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja II); the Orangun of Oke Ila Orangun, Oba Adedokun Abolarin (Aroyinkeye 1); Owa Ajero of Ijero Ekiti, Oba Joseph Adewole Adebayo; Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II; Elegushi of Ikate, Oba Saheed Elegushi; Osemowe of Ondo, H.R.M Oba Adesinbo Kiladejo and host of others.
HON. ROTIMI MAKINDE’S POWER ENTOURAGE.
Though he later hosted his family and friends in Ife, at Mayegun Courtyards, Opposite Diganga Hotel, Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife, after the chieftaincy confirmation. But it was very interesting how he stormed Ede alongside his family, friends and political associates. The list include Prof. Oyelami (Eesa of Iragbiji), Hon. Makinde’s father in-law; Hon. Kunle Ojuade; Hon. Famurewa; Hon. Bisi Omisakin; Hon. Kayode Ogundele; Hon. Ojuolape Olagbaju; Hon. Sunday Omowaye; Hon. Nath Agunbiade; Alhaji Suraj Makinde; Mr. Olusola Olajire; Barr. Muri Agboola; Barr. Gbega Omiwale; Mr. Sikiru Oyabamiji; Hon. Niyi Aluko and many others.
WITH LOVE FROM MOVIE INDUSTRY.
Notable notable names from the Nigerian movie industry also came to honour their own, Hon. Rotimi Makinde. Mr. Yinka Quadri; Mr. Monsuru Fala; Miss Lara Ikotun; Lanko Omo Oba Dubai.
K1’S OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
No other musician could have done it better than the Fuji maestro, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal popularly known as K1 De Ultimate. As he puts up a wonderful performance at the occasion, with good tunes to the delight of the VIP guests as well as guests general. In his usual way, the show was an excellent for outing for K1.
Amongst the highflying celebrities at the party include General Jemibewon; Prophet and Mrs. Funso Akande of Ori-Oke Baba Abiye; Dr. Wale Babalakin; Osogbo based billionaire and the Asiwaju Musulumi of Yoruba land, Alhaji Tunde Badmus and his wife, Alhaja Ganiyat Badmus; Alaafin of Oyo Iku Babayeye Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 11; Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja II); the Orangun of Oke Ila Orangun, Oba Adedokun Abolarin (Aroyinkeye 1); Owa Ajero of Ijero Ekiti, Oba Joseph Adewole Adebayo; Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II; Elegushi of Ikate, Oba Saheed Elegushi; Osemowe of Ondo, H.R.M Oba Adesinbo Kiladejo; Dr. Ayoade Aderopo Opeyemi; Prof. Debo Adeyewa; Senator Iyinola Omisore; Chief Faruk Onikijipa;Chief Jide Okunnu; Prophet and Prophetess Olubori; Hon. Adejare Bello and wife; Hon. Idiat Babalola; Hon. Awolola Abiodun Akinwale; Hon. Kamoru Akanbi; the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Otunba Gani Adams.