Details Of The Classy Event
The entire town of Odogbolu in Ogun State was in jubilation when its Paramount Ruler, Alaaye of Odogbolu, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adedeji Atanda Olusegun Onagoruwa, celebrated his first decade of coronation on the 16th June, 2018, in a big way.
Celebrities, industrialists, politicians, and dignitaries came out en-masse to rejoice and celebrate with Elesi 1, Alaye of Odogbolu. The one-day event was held at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Odogbolu, while the reception took place at Odogbolu town hall.
City People’s Assistant Editor, SUNDAY ADIGUN, was there to give details of the celebration.
AT THE CHURCH SERVICE
The 10th coronation anniversary thanksgiving service of His Royal Majesty, Oba Adedeji Atanda Olusegun Onagoruwa Elesi 1, Alaye of Odogbolu, was held at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Odogbolu.
The service started by 10am with processional hyms 568 and call to worship, while Psalm 150 was recited. Old Testament lesson was taken from Deut. 28vs1-14 with hymn 291, while New Testament lesson was taken from Phil 4:4-8 also with hymn 354 and hym 466 (Covenant of Faith).
The sermon was delivered by the Rt. Rev. J.O. Gboyega Olu, the Bishop, Diocese of Remo Central, Methodist Church Nigeria. It was followed by thanksgiving before the programme was brought to a close.
MEET THE OFFICIATING MINISTERS
The Rt. Rev. Dr. B.F.R. Ogunbanwo (Bishop of Ijebu South-West), Ven. A.K. Fasanmoye, Rev. Canon J.O. Oyinlola, Ven. S.A. Adeyemi, Rev. S.A. Arowose, and the Rt. Rev. J.O. Gboyega Olu (Bishop, Diocese of Remo Central, Methodist Church Nigeria).
MEET THE ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
The event was undoubtedly a success with the contribution of the following people, who were the committee members of the 10th coronation anniversary: Prof. Tola Atinwo, Ambassador ‘Femi Owoaje, Dr. Kayode Awosanya, Chief Gbenga Oludemi, Chief Gbodimowo, Chief Remi Ogunmefun, Engr. Sina Idowu, Chief Omololu Adegbuyi, Chief B.O.A. Sotubo, Chief Kunle Bolujoko, and Otunba Folashade Olukoya.
20 KINGS HONOUR OBA ONAGORUWA
Kings from different towns and villages came en-masse to support and celebrate Alaye of Odogbolu, Oba Adedeji Onagoruwa. Among the prominent kings who were there are: Oba Y.O. Adekoya, OON (Dagburewe of Idowa), Oba A.A. Adenugba (Ebumawe of Ago Iwoye), Oba Adewale Osiberu (Elepe of Epe, Sagamu), Oba Adeleke Idowu-Basibo (Alaperu of Iperu), Oba Omosanya Akinsanya (ebi of Idena), Oba Ade Adebanjo (Oloru of Oru), Oba Ade Fakoya (Magunsen of Itamarun), Oba Adebisi Okubanjo (Obiri of Aiyepe) and many others.
KING SUNNY ADE ON BANDSTAND
Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye popularly known as King Sunny Ade, a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist thrilled dignitaries, who graced the occasion with his unique and indigenous performance embellished by sounds of his instruments and the beat that took many guests to cloud nine, dancing for hours.
KABIYESI’S CHILDREN Stand OUT
All of Oba Adedeji Onagoruwa’s children were at the party. They were led by Onakoya Onagoruwa. They were up and doing at the event as they were busy attending to their individual’s guests. Others are: Onayemi Onagoruwa, Oduwole Onagoruwa, Dotun Onagoruwa, Adepeju Onagoruwa, Oyindamola, Ayomide, and Bukunmi. Many of their friends graced the party to honour all of them.
OLOORI EKUNDAYO SHINES LIKE A STAR
One beautiful woman, who stood out among scores of other women, who were at the event was Oloori Ekundayo Esther Onagoruwa. She is the pretty wife of the celebrator, Oba Adedeji Atanda Olusegun Onagoruwa Elesi 1, Alaye of Odogbolu. Gorgeous, sweet, lovely, elegant are some of the words to describe her. She shone like a star at the ceremony. She has always been known to be the pillar behind her husband.
BISI OLATILO COMPERES
Veteran broadcaster, Bisi Olatilo, Chairman of BISCON Communications, was the MC of the day. The ace broadcaster thrilled the guests with his unique way of presentation and one could really tell that Bisi Olatilo is, indeed, a veteran, who knows the twist and turns of compeering to spice up an event and make it a memorable one.
CHIEF BIODUN SHOBANJO GIVES THE TOAST
Biodun Shobanjo, the CEO of Insight Communication and the CEO of popular reality TV series, “The Apprentice Africa” was the Chairman of the day. He was called to duty by the MC to talk about the celebrator and also give the toast.
ASIWAJU ONAFOWOKAN TALKS ABOUT KABIYESI ONAGORUWA
Among dignitaries, who dazzled at the ceremony was Asiwaju Onafowokan. He talked about Oba Adedeji Onagoruwa’s kind gesture and his contributions to the growth of Odogbolu in the last 10 years. On the throne he has brought peace and progress to the entire kingdom.
CHIEF ADEBUTU KESINGTON HONOURS ONAGORUWA
Popular business guru, Chief Adebutu Kesington’s, conduct at the party was an evidence of his closeness to the Oba’s family. For your information, the business guru is an in-law to Kabiyesi Onagoruwa as his wife is the Yeye Oba of Odoogbolu. He spoke exclusively on how Kabiyesi Onagoruwa has been a father, indeed, and how he has been discharging his duty as expected since he became the king 10 years ago.
SOME OF THE OBAS And THEIR OLOORIS
What do you expect at an event like this? Of course, prominent Obas dazzled with their beautiful Olooris to honour His Royal Majesty, Oba Adedeji Atanda Olusegun Onagoruwa Elesi 1, Alaye of Odogbolu. Among the Olooris who were at the event are: Oloori Balikis Sulaimon (Alayaba of Ayepe), Oloori Adebanjo Adejoke (Oloori of Oru), Oloori Olufunke Abayo (Olowu Iju), Oloori Florence Abimbola Oguntayo (Alaran of Oke-Lamo).
Oloori Oluwataoyin Abiodun (Oloori Owa of Okun Ona), Oloori Bose Akinyemi, Oloori Adetokunbo Alatise (Oloori of Gbegende of Ososa), Oloori B. Oseni (Alakan of Aiyepe) among others.
Otunba Dayo Adeneye, Mrs. Wemi Ogundipe, Chief (Mrs.) Moji Onafowokan, Otunba (Mrs.) Josephine Diya, Otunba (Mrs.) Folasade Diya, Prof. Toyin Ashiru, Asiwaju Onafowokan and Basorun Arobieke.