Olubadan buried in palace – QED.NG

Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Saliu Adetunji

The remains of Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Saliu Adetunji have been buried in his Popoyemoja Palace account to Islamic rites.

The 93-year-old royal father passed on at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan on Sunday.

Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan led government officials to the funeral.

The monarch’s remains were returned to the palace at about 4:35pm Sunday from Mapo Hall where a lying-in-state and prayer held.

His remains were received by the chief imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh AbdulGaniy Agbotomokekere.

Thousands of indigenes and residents of Ibadan witnessed the burial.

Oba Adetunji, who was crowned the 41st Olubadan on March 4, 2016, was born on August 26, 1928 to the family of Raji Olayiwola and Suwebat Adetunji in the Alusekere compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan.

He was the first of 17 children of his parents.

He grew up learning vocational jobs until he took up fashion designing as a means of living after moving into Lagos.

While working as a fashion designer, Adetunji delved into musical record marketing until 1960 when he founded his first of three record label imprints called Baba Laje Records which housed notable fuji music acts, including Dauda Epo-Akara and K1 De Ultimate.

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