Olori OLUWAKEMI OSHINKOYA Reveals Her Love Story
+ How She Fell In Love & Married Kabiyeesi
Queen Oluwakemi Oshinkoya is the pretty queen of the Esemo of Iyemogun, HRM Oba (DR.) Olamilekan Johnson Fayemi (Ilufemiloye 1). The highly industrious UK based businesswoman is the second Olori of the highly revered king. She travelled home to celebrate her husband who recently clocked 1 year on the throne. Her presence beside her loving husband, Oba Fayemi and the first queen, Olori Christanah Fashola was elegant and glamorous. Her support for the king is immense as she played her role to the admiration of many people at the eventful ceremony.
City People Reporter, JAMIU ABUBAKAR and Photojournalist, Femi Adeleke got her to talk about her love life with the Esemo of Iyemogun and how she has been supporting the king on the throne. Below are the excerpts:
How do you feel celebrating your husband’s 1st coronation anniversary?
I’m very happy. 8 years ago, when we met, God showed me the vision that my husband will become a king. I saw people calling him a king and also referring to me as his queen. Last year when the vision came to reality, I was unable to attend his coronation but I was with them in the spirit. Today that I am around, I’m very happy and thankful to the Lord for making the vision come to pass. So, I’m so excited.
Do you both stay abroad?
What was your first reaction on hearing the news that your husband would be made a king?
I was so excited. He was in the UK when the news got to us. It was when he had spent 4 days in seclusion observing the installation rites that I got to know that his father was a king. Then I now realised and confirm the vision I saw about him 8 years ago.
How did you meet Kabiyesi?
I met Kabiyesi 8 years ago. A client called me and I went to the apartment. The client gave me a gift, a TV set. And I wasn’t driving then. I went downstairs to fetch a neighbor to assist me get it home. I saw his badge and I said, Mr. Fayemi, can you help me with my TV set? He said no problem. By the time we got home, my daughter said, because I was a single mum, please come and talk to my mum because she usually cries all the time. Then he said in case the TV was not working properly that I can call him. I just saved his number but I didn’t put his name there. In the middle of the night, I just called him. He saw me crying because I didn’t have a document then. The second day he came to my house and said what’s happening? I said I was having immigration problem. I have 8 days to be deported because somebody that I used for my papers wasn’t available to help me out. So, he said surely, they would deport you but I can help you out. He quickly took me to a lawyer and the lawyer told me what to do. He said I need somebody that has got papers and a house that can stand for you. Kabiesi said yes, I can stand for you. Within 10 minutes, he went to his house and collected those documents. He said he doesn’t have the money, but he can only release the document. A friend of mine also helped sort me out. And that’s how the deportation was cancelled. That’s in August, 2015. We have been together since September for exactly 8 years. And I got my documents 4 years ago. My daughter also got her British passport. We are definitely destined to be one.
How will you describe the personality of Kabiyesi?
He is a very kind hearted man, lovely man, hardworking, generous, outspoken and lover of culture.
How easy was it for you settling in as his 2nd Olori?
It’s something I have been preparing for since I saw it in my vision. I’m from a royal home. Two years earlier, I had been planning to come to Nigeria but I didn’t know that this was what I would be coming to do. But when he became a king last year, he intensified my preparation because I know it’s going to be a great day for me in Nigeria.
Tell us a bit about family background
I’m the only child of my dad. We are two from my mum’s side. My grandpa is a baale and the leader of the core Agemo In Ijebu. He’s a leader in the church as well. Whoever that visits us has to pay homage to him.
Which part of Ijebu are you from?
I’m from Ipari Nla via Ijebu-Ode.
What can you say about the choice of Kabiyesi’s chiefs who are majorly from abroad?
Most of the new chiefs we are installing today, I went personally to convince them to come assist my husband develop his kingdom.
In the UK, my dressing always depicts royalty because I hail from a royal family background. My father is the head of our community. I’m a Christian and my grandfather was the head of the church. My great-grandfather was the custodian and head of Agemo masquerade. I know almost everything about our culture and traditions. With this I was able to convince many of them abroad to commute them into helping my husband, the king develop his kingdom. Glory be to God, they all accepted.
Which other means are you using to assist the king?
I’m ready to use all my God given wisdom to assist my husband develop Iyemogun kingdom and everybody around us.