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A day in the life of HM

HRM has many different duties to perform every day. Some are public duties, such as ceremonies, receptions and visits within Ibadan, nationwide or abroad. Oher duties are carried out away from the cameras, but they are no less important. These include...

Accession Process

Accession Process The Olubadan has the sweeping powers to depose or peg a chief, irrespective of the person's position on the chieftaincy line. By implication, high chiefs on the lower cadre could be promoted above a high chief whose position was...

Awards

One of Olubadan's roles is to reward excellence and outstanding achievement. In addition to decorations awarded through the honours system, Olubadan presents a number of prizes and medals in his own name. These special honours reflect outstanding achievement...

Baale of Egbeda

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Baale of Ijaye

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Baale of Lalupon

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Baale of Latunde

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Charities

An important part of the work of Olubadan is to support and encourage public and voluntary service. One of the ways in which His Majesty does this is through involvement with charities and other organisations. Olubadan has over 200 patronages. These cover...

Coronation

The coronation of Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji (Aje Ogunguniso I) as the new Olubadan of Ibadanland is referred to as the best by many indigenes of Ibadan. The event which held on Friday, 4th March 2016 at Mapo, Ibadan was attended by governors, past governors,...

Early life

I was born on August 26, 1928, at Adetunji compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan, to the family of Olayiwola and Alhaja Suwebat Adetunji. My father was a tailor. I am the first born of my parents’ 17 children. My father had five wives with my mother as his first w...

Education and Experience

I have no educational certificate and I never attended any school, but I attended lesson classes. My job experience with some white men gave me the opportunity to learn their language by relationship. I trained as a tailor under Mr Disu Alade Igbalajobi...

Financial Reports

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History and Anthem of Ibadanland

Ibadan, surrounded by seven hills, is the second largest city in Nigeria. It came into existence when bands of Yoruba renegades following the collapse of the Yoruba Oyo Empire, began settling in the area towards the end of the 18th century; attracted...

History of Olubadan

The Olubadan (Olubadan means Lord of Ibadan) is the royal title of the king of Ibadan land in Nigeria, now a largely symbolic role. According to the outline history of Ibadan by Oba Isaac Akinyele, Ibadan was founded in the 16th century. Around 1820,...

How to contact HM

You can write to His Majesty at the following address: His Majesty The Olubadan Aafin Olubadan ti ile Ibadan Ibadan. OyoState. Nigeria

Ibadan’s Unique System

The traditional chieftaincy system that produces the Olubadan of Ibadanland essentially consists of two approved lines—OTUN and BALOGUN lines; each line having a 23-step rung on either ladder in a promotional system that abhors supersession unless there i...

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K1 DE ULTIMATE'S PERFORMANCE AT THE CORONATION OF OLUBADAN

Interests

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Kabiyesi’s Oriki

Highly-successful Fuji legend, Wasiu Ayinde (KWAM1) congratulated, Oba Saliu Adetunji in a traditional praise poem (Oriki) as follows: Babami Akanmu Igba Abere ko tokoo Igba irawo kotoshu Okan soso osupa Ojugba fitila lo Adetunji...

Latest News

June 13 2016 Olubadan urges Oyo labour leaders to embrace dialogue June 11 2016 Igbo, Yoruba relationship cordial – Olubadan April 25 2016 Olubadan seeks peaceful co-existence among Nigerians March 4 2016 Adetunji crowned 4...

Latest News and Diary

June 13 2016 Olubadan urges Oyo labour leaders to embrace dialogue June 11 2016 Igbo, Yoruba relationship cordial – Olubadan May 6 2016 Many Ibadan chiefs promoted by Oba Adetunji | The NEWS April 25 2016 Olubadan seeks p...

List Of All The Olubadan

Lagelu was the 1st Olubadan It should be noted that there were many Olubadan after Lagelu that were lost in history Ba’ale Maye Okunade (1820–1830) Ba’aleOluyedun Ba’aleLakanle BashorunOluyole 1850 Ba’aleOderinlo 1850 Ba’aleOyeshileOlugbode 1851–1864 ...

List of Ibadan Traditional Heads

The table below shows the list of 40 Traditional Heads of Ibadan since the third settlement of the City put at about 1820.   Name and Title From To Years of Reign 1 Lagelu 1820 ...

LOCAL TRADITIONAL RULERS

CHIEFS SUPPORT Local Traditional Heads: › Onido of Ido › Baale of Lalupon › Baale of Ijaye › Baale of Latunde › Baale of Egbeda CHIEFS › Chief Abiola Ajimobi – Aare Atunluse › Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi – Yeye Aare Atunluse    ...

Marriage and family

HRM Oba Adetunji has two wives: Olori Kudirat Molade and Olori Rashidat Ololade . Although he has married Alhaja Rafatu and Alhaja Olanrewaju before them, they have passed on.

NEWS & EVENTS

The many rites that heralded the new Olubadan, Oba AdetunjiOgungunnuso 1 VANGUARD MARCH 6, 20163:01 AMIN SPECIAL REPORT COMMENTS ByOla Ajayi, Ibadan The installation and presentation of staff of office  to the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba ...

Olubadan Collection & Archives

Olubadan burial ceremony activities Centenary Celebration of Olubadan of Ibadanland

Olubadan in Council

  The following most senior chiefs constitute the OLUBADAN-IN-COUNCIL, the pre-eminent advisory council of the Olubadan who also constitute the Kingmakers upon the demise of a reigning Olubadan. Usually this council meets weekly to consider issues...

Olubadan Palace

The desire to have a new Olubadan Palace, befitting the status of the Olubadan of Ibadanland and Ibadanland was born out of the fact that the existing palace at Oja-Iba, Ibadan is inadequate for the present demands of the Olubadan and Ibadan in general....

Olubadan Profile – His Majesty Profile

CRADLE I was born on August 26, 1928, at Adetunji compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan, to the family of Olayiwola and AlhajaSuwebatAdetunji. My father was a tailor. I am the first born of my parents’ 17 children. My father had five wives with my mother a...

Onido of Ido

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Oriki

Highly-successful Fuji legend, WasiuAyinde (KWAM1) congratulated, Oba SaliuAdetunji in a traditional praise poem (Oriki) as follows: BabamiAkanmu IgbaAberekotokoo Igbairawokotoshu Okansosoosupa Ojugbafitila lo Adetunjiomobalogun...

Press releases

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Public life

SETTING UP OMO AJE RECORDS I started Omo Aje records precisely in 1957 at number 2, Oke Popo, by Oya compound in Lagos. After leaving Oke Popo, I bought a building at Number 14, Ibomo Street. The house was constructed with roofing sheets, with two...

Role of Olubadan

Like any other Obas in Nigeria, the role of Olubadan is now largely symbolic, the Olubadan is still an influential figure and is not hesitant to attack local political leaders on issues such as violence, corruption and lack of true democracy in the region....

Royal Collection

The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in Ibadan, and one of the last great Yoruba royal collections to remain intact. Comprising almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts and running to more than hundreds?objects,...

Royal Shop

Royal Shop – is the store for gifts inspired by the Olubadab's art collection, including chinaware, jewellery, homeware, gifts, accessories, clothes, books and toys. The Olubadan’s Gallery Shop offers a wide range of exclusive gift items inspired by t...

Royal Souvenir

Palace Souvenirs, Olubadan Palace Shop, Palace Gallery Have you shopped for royal gifts while visiting Olubadan? What are your favorites? Share in the comments! Customer service Contact us How to order Delivery information Returns...

Ruling Lines

Ruling Lines There are two ruling lines to the throne of Olubadan, Egbe Agba (civil) and Balogun (military), from where Olubadans are appointed on rotational basis to occupy the stool on the death of a monarch. The next to Olubadan and most senior...

Speeches and articles

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The Crown Jewels

In the 1930s, due to administrative re-organisation, Ibadan had the name of his ruler changed from that of Baale to Olubadan and freed itself from the control of Alaafin. What was left was for the Olubadan was to have a beaded crown, and it took another...

The Olubadan and Government

The role of the Oyo state government in Olubadan kingdom is under the administration of the Director of Chieftaincy Matters in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters in compliance with the Chiefs Law of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000. The...

The Royal Gallery

The Royal Gallery is used for important occasions including state receptions, dinners and royal/parliamentary ceremonies. The Olubadan's Gallery is a public art gallery at the incumbent Olubadan Palace. It exhibits works of art from the Royal Collection...

VISION FOR IBADAN

I want Ibadan airport to be upgraded to international standard. This will in no small measure encourage free flow of businesses in Ibadan. Logistics is paramount to business success. I will talk to the concerned authorities and I am very sure they will...

Visit

Thank you for your interest in visiting Olubadan palace and our Royal father HRM Oba SaliuAkanmuOlasupoAdetunjiAjeOgungunniso 1, Olubadan, welcome you wholeheartedly. The income from your ticket and every purchase you make contributes directly to the...

Royal Gift Shop

Royal Gift Shop is the store for gifts inspired by the Olubadab's art collection, including chinaware, jewellery, homeware, gifts, accessories, clothes, books and toys. The Olubadan’s Gallery Shop offers a wide range of exclusive gift items inspired b...

Official Royal Residences

One of the unique fea¬tures of Ibadan, a sprawl¬ing Yoruba mega city in Nige¬ria is that the town has about 41 palaces built by suc¬ces¬sive rulers of the city. This is con¬trary to the cul¬tural norms in other Yoruba towns where suc¬ces¬sion of ruler...

Learning

Explore resources and find out about learning programmes for schools, families and adults. We aim to inspire audiences to engage, enjoy and learn about the Royal Collection and Official Residences of The Olubadan’s by delivering learning programmes an...