Odunlade To Be Crowned King In Ekiti State
The Abeokuta based actor hails from Otun Ekiti comes from a prominent royal family (Iletun) and it is their turn to produce the next king.
According to City People, Odunlade Adekola, who is from Iletun royalty in Otun Ekiti has reportedly been chosen by his royalty to represent them.
City People gathered that it’s the turn of Odunlade family to produce the next Oba of the town because it’s rotational. The Imuya royal family has served their term as they produced the late Oba and it’s now Odunlade family’s turn.
And one of the advantages Odunlade have over others candidate is his closeness to the governor of the state. He is also a big star.
He gained popularity together with his lead role in Ishola Durojaye’s 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has acted in multiple Nollywood movies since then. He is the owner of Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP).
A Few days ago, there were rumors that some ruling houses had raised the alarm that the kingmakers allegedly assembled themselves in a secret location to select one of the contestants for the stool without carrying the government along.
This development created unnecessary tension within the community not until the govt representatives led by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi intervened.
The Omuya royalty produced the late Oba Popoola.
The monarch, who was a former chairman of the state’s council of Obas between 2006 and 2008 died at the age of 62.
The kingmakers have also been warned against violating the State Chieftaincy Law and due process of law within the selection of subsequent monarch for the town. And every step taken would get the approval of the state governor, Dr. Fayemi.