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Embracing Tradition: Badejos’ Crowning as Agba Akin & Iya Oba of Owode Egba

By Babalola Omotomiwa

The historical town of Owode Egba in Ogun State is set to witness an extraordinary event.
It is the chieftaincy installation of Biodun and Moronke Badejo, who are set to assume the esteemed titles of Agba Akin & Iya Oba under the esteemed guidance of HRM OBA AREMU KOLAWOLE SOWEMIMO.

On the 3rd of January 2023, at precisely 1 pm, history will unfold at the Palace of HRM OBA AREMU KOLAWOLE SOWEMIMO, located after Sagamu en route to Abeokuta. This majestic venue will bear witness to the captivating ceremony that marks a significant milestone in Owode Egba’s cultural narrative.

The chieftaincy installation honors Biodun and Moronke Badejo, individuals esteemed for their dedication, embodying the pinnacle of leadership and wisdom within Owode Egba. Their commitment to service has earned them the revered positions of Agba Akin & Iya Oba of Owode Egba.

In the spirit of celebration, women attending this august event are encouraged to adorn themselves in elegant shades of green. The dress code of ‘green on green’ serves as a tribute to the lush landscapes and the vibrancy of Owode Egba’s cultural identity.

The Badejos’ legacy extends beyond this installation, holding equally prestigious chieftaincy titles such as Otunba Bashorun and Yeye Oba of Ibogun Owu Kingdom. This installation marks another significant chapter in their illustrious journey of service and leadership.

This celebration welcomes everyone to partake in the grandeur of Owode Egba’s tradition and witness the ennobling of Agba Akin & Iya Oba. Witness captivating rites, cultural performances, and the solemn yet joyous proceedings that mark this significant milestone in the community’s history.

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