Five (5) Things you should know about the New Olubadan of Ibadan “Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji”


Olubadan-of-Ibadan-1Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, On The March 4th 2016, emerged as the new Olubadan of Ibadan. The 87-year old ascended the throne following the death of previous monarch,  Oba Samuel Odulana in January.

Here are 5 interesting things you should know about the monarch.


  1. Oba Adetunji was born on August 26, 1928 to the family ofRaji Olayiwola and Suwebat Amope Adetunji in theAlusekere compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan.

  2. He is the eldest of 17 children.

  3. According to Oba Adetunji’s brother, Ambali, who is the Aare Musulumi of Odo-Oba in Ibadan, and who now oversees the music recording business of his brother the king, Oba Adetunji had a humble beginning, starting as traditional attire (aso ofi) weaver, a tailor and later a music promoter.

  4. The new Olubadan is a renowned music promoter whose company was responsible for promoting the careers of several Nigerian musicians including Wasiu Ayinde, Salami Balogun, Amuda Agboluaje, Tatalo Alamu, Raimi Atolagbe, Iyanda Sawaba and Asanat Omo Aje.

  5. Oba Adetunji’s road to the throne began in 1976 during the reign of Olubadan Gbadamosi Adebimpe, when he was compelled to accept the leadership stool of the Alusekere compound.

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