Olubadan Dies At 93


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The Olubadan of Ibadan in Oyo State, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has died aged 93.

It was learnt that the respected monarch died at the University College Hospital (UCH) earlier today.

Ekarun Olubadan, High Chief Amidu Ajibade confirmed the news.

Oba Adetunji’s demise occurred 22 days after the death of another senior monoarch and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewunmi. Oba Oyewunmi was 95.

Oba Adetunji’s coronation took place on March 4, 2016, when he was confirmed as the 41st Olubadan.

He was first Balogun of Ibadanland before his emergence as the Olubadan.

Oba Adetunji was born on August 26, 1928 to the family of Raji Olayiwola and Suwebat Amope Adetunji in the Alusekere compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan.

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 Wasiu Ayinde Marshall

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