Oloye Lekan Alabi Writes Tribute…
True, a lioness she was – homemaker, protective mother, bold, strong, conquering, yet gentle with her cubs and very pretty and confident in her gait. The above universal superlatives, and more, about lionesses, fitted Alhaja (High Chief)Aminat Abiodun, the Iyalode of Ibadanland, who joined her valiant ancestors today, Saturday,8th December 2018. May Allah (SWT)grant her noble soul Aljannah Firdaus. Amen.
To capture the just-departed Iyalode Amina, I recommend that my reader please listen to her eulogy as rendered by the late king of Apala music, Haruna Isola, in his a song
These two Iyalodes, like their honourable and powerful predecessors in Ibadanland, shared great values such as piety, charm, patriotism nobility, grace, beauty, acumen, prosperity, wisdom, boldness, integrity, hospitality, elegance, among others.
Iyalode Aminat was a loving and generous mother to her children, and million non-biological others like my humble self. Once she liked you, you became her child. You would hear her greet(her male proteges) familiarly thus: “Nle,
May Allah(SWT)grant her valiant soul Aljannah Firdaus. Amen.
I escort the late Iyalode Aminat Abiodun to her seat at the fundraising of the new Olubadan Palace, at the Lekan Salami SportsComplex, Adamasingba, Ibadan