The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Oke Mosan, Abeokuta played host to people of timbre and calibre on Friday, June 24, 2022, as former commissioner for youth and sports, Ogun State, Bukola Olopade was installed as the Osi Asoju Oba of Egbaland, by Alake and Paramount ruler, Oba Michael Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Okukenu the 4th.
His wife, Chief Yetunde Olopade was also conferred with the title “Erelu Osi Asoju Oba”, few days after the sports entrepreneur and businessman was installed as the Jagunmolu of Gbagura by the Agura, Oba Saburee Babajide Isola Bakare.
The state government delegation to the reception was led by the deputy governor, Dr. Noimot Salako Oyedele, who represented the state governor, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun.
Immediate past commissioner for Local government and Chieftaincy affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, finance commissioner, Mr. Dapo Okubadejo came in company of other government’s top echelon
Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel was also in attendance alongside his deputy while in government, Alhaja Salmot Makanjuola Badru, High Chief Bode Mustapha (Osi of Egbaland) led other top Egba Chiefs to the epoch making event.
Eloquent and persuasive politician Mr Segun Sowunmi, Ogun Central senatorial district’s flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party PDP, Chief Olumide Aderinokun also graced the occasion, as well as several former and current political office holders.
Dignitaries from the Nigerian Sports sector, were led by FIFA executive council member and President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, business mogul, owner of Remo Stars and Portuguese club CD Fereinse, Hon. Kunle Soname.
Chairman Ogun State Football Association Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi who was in Ghana for the WAFU B Under 17 tournament, was represented by the secretary of the FA, Elder Victor Idowu, Ondo state football Association Chairman, Otunba Sunday Dele Ajayi and his counterparts from other South West states were also present/represented.
The excited Osi Asoju Oba appreciated everyone involved in making the event a success.
In his words “Your Excellency, the deputy governor of Ogun State, my mentor, my father, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, the Agura and other Alayeluwa’s in the house, I salute all our guests in the house today, too many to mention, my mother, Alhaja Moninuola Olopade, Olori Ebi Kayode Olopade, my aunty, Mummy Seye and the entire Olopade family, thank you for all you have contributed to my growth”.
Chief Bukola Olopade also appreciated his children for being resolute all through his time as a political office holder.
He went on to specially appreciate Hon. Kunle Soname for his brotherly love and support over the years, the newly installed Egba High Chief also gave kudos to the NFF President Amaju Pinnick for being a friend and a brother.
While Tolu Obey, the son of music icon, Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi and Adeboye Adeyinka (Boye Best) thrilled the audience with music, legendary Fuji Musician King Wasiu Ayinde (Kwam 1) was present as a special guest, alongside successful businessman, Prince Tunji Sunmonu.
Hip hop artiste, Abolore Akande popularly known as 9ice also came around, Nollywood actor Yomi Fash Lanso was also part of the dignitaries on board.
Family, friends, and well wishers also took their spot at an event tagged “Party Of The Millennium”