•How He Steals Show At Any Event He Goes
Oba Fredrick Akinruntan is one of the most classy and very stylish Kings in Nigeria. He is the prominent traditional ruler of Ugboland in Ondo State. He is popularly hailed as His Imperial Majesty, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan Okoro Ajiga 1, Olugbo of Ugboland Ondo. Oba Fredrick Akinruntan as the present occupier of the ancestral stool is highly loved and respected by his people and chiefs. Some weeks ago, the beautiful daughter of the Oba, Princess Bolanle Akinruntan, was gracefully married into the Makinde’s family. It was an event worthy of a Princess in all ways.
At the event, the prestigious ruler proved that class and elegance are unchanging elements of his being. First, his outing throne was carried with great respect and glamour. His throne was brought by the throne bearers, while the staff bearer, accompanied the high chiefs who were heralded by traditional drums and loud chanting of the magnificence of Oba Fredrick Akinruntan. The high throne was graced in golden rimmed with 2 lion’s heads carved into its armrest. The staff of authority was a long silver-coated staff, held by the bearer whose head was held high in the air with the staff in his hands to represent the presence of the king, he took his seat at the foot of the high throne.
The entrance of Oba Fredrick Akinruntan was more than elegant exuding power as it portrayed the great authority and power bestowed on the Yoruba traditional ruler. It was an entrance that had guests bowing as Oba Fredrick Akinruntan stepped out of his G Wagon alongside his Oloris, while the traditional umbrella awaited his presence as it flung open. The traditional umbrella was a big size umbrella carved out of beautiful cotton laced with beautiful silver clothes. His beautiful Oloris; Olori Yetunde Akinruntan and Yeyeluwa Olori Stella Iyalode Akinruntan are always present at his side.
Oba Fredrick Akinruntan is always an attraction at events because of his unique style.
His crown is a well-sitting crown on his head, representing grace and affluence. It is beautiful with carefully placed silver stones that shimmer at every movement. His white-flowing agbada stays white as snow with embroidery that glitters. His shawl is as white as the agbada, but cannot be overlooked as it is covered with carefully placed pearl beads. His Rolex wristwatch has tiny diamond stones engraved into it, and his royal bead is of the source, therefore they carry so much beauty when you look at them. His shoes are a match to his crown, every time, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan steps out.
So when they receive the shine of the sun, they dazzled as they hold expertly encrusted silver stones on them. Wow! What a fashion statement!
Oba Fredrick Akinruntan, does not only grace himself with the shines and shimmers, but his high chiefs also are not left out in this exciting fashion statement. Their traditional caps keep you gazing for long as they all have “High Chief Of Ugboland”. engraved on it. It is a red cap made out of velvet material with words engraved in golden threads. You would be sure to identify the bearer as a highly respected member of the council of chiefs to the great Olugbo of Ugboland. Imagine Oba Fredrick Akinruntan walking in his regalia accompanied by his high chiefs. It will be a beautiful display of opulence in its elegance.
It is important to note that friendship is highly important and respected by Oba Fredrick Akinruntan as he always has on his lips tales of his best friend, who is always by his side, High Chief John Ocheabo, the Chairman of EcoBank group worldwide.
Oba Fredrick is not only prominent in his town, but also in Nigeria. He is the Chairman Resolution Council. A prominent executive of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria. He is Chairman Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities, Ondo State Chapter. Oba Fredrick Akinruntan is the immediate past Chairman Ondo State Council of Obas. By divine providence, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan is Counselor Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okiti-Pupa now called Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okiti-Pupa. He is the most decorated monarch in Africa with over 128 certificates, investitures, accolades and awards. These make him an institution. His imperial majesty also has an undying passion for education. Therefore, he has authorised several books and he is the first University graduate to ever sit on the Ugbo imperial stool.
He came out of the University in brilliant flying and excellent colours. His imperial majesty holds is a Doctor of Business Administration from the Ekiti State University at Ado-Ekiti. Doctor of Business Administration from the Ondo State University, Akungba-Akoko, now called Adekunle Ajasin University. He also holds a Doctor of Science from Oduduwa University and a Doctor of Administration from Leadcity University, Ibadan. His imperial majesty is a business mogul. He is usually referred to as the titan of the ball. He is the founder of over 25 conglomerates spreading all over the world, built to last. He is the founder of Obat Petroleum, Obat Refinery, Febson Group, Progress Maritime Group, Ocean View Maritime Group, Optune Maritime Group, Eko Oil & Gas, Obat Fisheries, Obat Agro-Chemicals, Obat Farms and many others. Oba Fredrick Akinruntan is loved by his people because he has raised many sons and daughters in all fields of life. Obat Engineering and Construction Services Limited is also one of his many companies. Oba Fredrick Akinruntan, ruler of Ilaje Ugbo, the original founder of the civilisation of Ile-Ife. And this great king is rated by Forbes magazine as the 2nd richest King in Africa.
Ugboland occupies the entire coastal strength of Ondo State from Abetogbo to Oye. The indigenes of the Ugbo Kingdom are predominantly fishermen as habitant of a land so rich in natural resources. The land is rich in crude oil in very large quantities. Ugboland’ dates as far back as 1884 when they signed the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce with the British at the Port of Erunna. The indigenes of Ilaje Ugbo trace their origin back to the great Ile-Ife. According to historians, the origin of Ife was traced back to 3,000 BC, as stated by Professor Akindogbin. Ile Ife was first referred to as Ugbo-Wogun and still maintains the name “Ugbo” to date.
Therefore, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan, Osangongon Oba Makin, the Orone sits on the stool from his forefathers who ruled even up to the advent of the Oduduwa. The event played out and by Ifa and Osanye, that the Ugbo people were divined to move to the Costal parts of the Yorubaland.
It was on these lands that the Ugbo people met Ogboro, Salt, Fish and other possibilities that brought the Europeans, Dutch, Germans before the Briton arrival.
Therefore, according to Ugboland history, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan has always been the first by divine providence in everything. He is the most paramount ruler because his forefathers founded the civilisation of Yorubaland, which pre-dated the cultures of Egyptians, Babylonians and British. This, according to the Portuguese archives refer to the Olu-Ugbo Pope of the Negro. This was according to their knowledge not just a spiritual leader, but the paramount ruler of the entire world.