OBA SHOTOBI’S ONE YEAR CORONATION ANNIVERSARY: Chief Gbadamosi, Hon. Agunbiade, Others To Receive Chieftaincy Titles
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By Anani Olatunji Idris & Boluwatife Hassan
Former Minister for National Planning, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, the Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, among others, will be conferred with various chieftaincy titles tomorrow as part of the activities to celebrate the first coronation anniversary of the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobi.
The one year coronation anniversary of HRM Oba (Engr.) Kabiru Adewale Shotobi, Adegorushen V, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu which commenced on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, witnessed different traditional institutions called ‘Olomba’ in the local parlance, taking their turn to wish Oba Shotobi long and happy reign on the throne of his forefathers.
Traditional groups represented at the opening event included the Babalawos, Osun, Liwe cult, Eluku, Egungun, the Igunnuko, Association of African Traditional Religion in Ikorodu and members of the Oduduwa Church among many others.
The groups marched one after the other to pay homage to Oba Shotobi. The high point of the event was the wonderful display by a young Egungun masquerade whose display brought great excitement to the audienc.
The unveiling and royal blessing of the Ikorodu United Football Club and other football teams in Ikorodu was schedule for Wednesday, August 3, 2016, while the installation and iwuye ceremony for eminent Ikorodu indigenes and foundation laying ceremony of the Ayangbure palace extension is schedule for Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Ayangbure palace.
The final programmes of the weeklong celebration are the thanksgiving service at the Patriarch Bolaji Methodist Cathedral Church, Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu and on the same day, there will be Princes and Princesses social party on Sunday, August 7, 2016.
Others that will be honoured with chieftaincy titles to mark the First Coronation Anniversary of Oba Shotobi are Chief (Mrs) Tinuade Gbadamosi as Yeye Otun, Chief Harrisson Adekunle Kuti as Baba Sale of Ikorodu, Alhaja Tairat Agunbiade as Yeye Opomulero of Ikorodu.
Others to be conferred with title are Engr. Akin Awomodu as Otunba Anoko/Ogbonyari of Ikorodu andhis wife, Chief (Mrs) Olanrewaju Ayisat Awomoduas Yeye Bewaji of Ikorodu, Alhaji Chief (Engr.) Abd. Fatai Abd. Wahab Afariogun as Obafuwajin, Alhaja Fausat Atinuke Wahab as Yeye Obafuwajin of Ikorodu and Chief Monzor Olowosago as Bobaroyin of Ikorodu.
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