Kingmakers Set To Pick Next Olowu of Owu Kingdom Among Seven Contestants…Their Pictures, Profiles

Kingmakers Set To Pick Next Olowu of Owu Kingdom Among Seven Contestants…Their Pictures, Profiles

…We Await Governor’s announcement Says Palace Source

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, Ogun State.

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

Here’s pictures of the seven individuals contesting for the throne as we await the announcement of the next Olowu of Owu Kingdom, according to palace sources.

Our correspondent gathered that all candidates are from Otileta Ruling House.

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It was also gathered that the 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 Afobajes (kingmakers) conducted the final selection and interviews on Wednesday March 30, 2022 at Olowu’s Palace in Oke Ago Owu, Abeokuta.

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

Recall that the last Olowu, Oba Olusanya Dosunmu joined his ancestors Sunday December 12, 2021 at the age of 80.

Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun had 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 condoled with the chiefs and people of Owu over the demise of the first class traditional ruler, who passed on to glory on Sunday, December 12, 2021 after a brief illness.

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Afuwape said that the Ogun State agovernment mourned the veteran TV producer, who ascended the throne in 2005 as the 13th Olowu after the transition of Oba Adewale Adisa Odeleye, Lagbedu 1 in 2003.

Photos: Daniel Sync

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 by Daniel Sync

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