Olowu of Owu Kingship: Meet Final Seven Candidates, Their Picture, Profiles

Olowu of Owu Kingship: Meet Final Seven Candidates, Their Picture, Profiles

All is set to pick one among seven selected into the vacant Olowo of Owu Kingdom,

The final process for the selection of the next Olowu of Owu Kingdom took place on Wednesday March 30, 2022 at the Owu Palace in Oke Ago Owu, Abeokuta.

Here’s pictures of the seven individuals contesting for the throne, as we await the announcement of who has emerged the next Olowu of Owu Kingdom, this is according to palace source.

Our correspondent gathered all candidates are from the Otileta ruling house, it was also divulged, current ruling house is Amororo, where the deceased Olowu of Owu Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu originated from.

The Balogun of Owu Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Afobaje’s (King Makers) conducted the final selection and interviews on Wednesday 30th of March 2022 at the Olowu’s Palace in Oke Ago Owu, Abeokuta.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun is set to announce the next Olowu of Owu from amongst the 7 candidates.

Photos: Daniel Sync/ The MomenTographer

1. ADELANI, Semiu Oladimeji Adeyemi

Career: Retired Principal Special Grade 1, GL 17

Ogun State Teaching Service Commission

Date of Birth: February 1963

Family Compound: Ile Omoleefon, Owu-Ogbe, Abeokuta

2. OLATIDOYE Olaniyi Adejumo

Career: Retired Permanent Secretary.

Date of Birth: July 1949

Family Compound: Soke, Owu, Abeokuta

3. ADESINA Adelani Olukayode Joseph

Career: Businessman

Date of Birth: March 1974

Family Compound: Soke, Owu, Abeokuta

4. BAKINSON, Olanrewaju Kazeem

Career: Civil Servant with Lagos State Government, as Principal Land Officer

Date of Birth: March 1982

Family Compound: Otopo, Oke Ago Owu, Abeokuta

5. MATEMILOLA Saka Adelola

Career: Executive director & COO, Ankor Pointe Integrated Ltd

Chairman, MOTUS TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Chairman, CITY ROLLER LTD

Date of Birth: August 1964

Family Compound: Soke, Totoro, Owu Abeokuta

6. ADEWALE Atanda Adegbemi

Career: Clergyman with Methodist Church Nigeria

Date of Birth: July 1966

Family Compound: Aderinoye, Oke Egunya, Owu, Abeokuta

7. SOYELE Simeon Abiodun Obadayo Amoo

Career: Retired Civil Servant

Date of Birth: December 1958

Family Compound: Lumosa, Totoro, Owu, Abeokuta

Photos: Daniel Sync/ The MomenTographer

Recall, last Olowu, Oba Olusanya Dosunmu joined his ancestors Sunday December 12, 2021, aged 80.

Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has expressed shock at the transition of the Olowu of Owu Kingdom.

Announcing the death in Abeokuta, on Tuesday, the Ogun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Afolabi Afuwape, expressed his condolences to the chiefs and people of Owu over the demise of the First Class Traditional Ruler who passed on Sunday, December 12, after a brief illness.

Afuwape said the Ogun state government mourned the veteran TV producer who ascended the throne in 2005 as the 13th Olowu after Oba Adewale Adisa Odeleye, Lagbedu 1 who transited to glory in 2003.

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