Orangun of Ila’s Biography Unveiled


The ancient city of Ila-Orangun, Osun State  recorded  high vehicular and human movements on Saturday, 30th of June as dignitaries from far and near stormed the town.   The Orangun of Ila belongs to the class of leading Yoruba monarchs, considering his status as one of the sons of the  progenitor of the Yoruba speaking people, Oduduwa.  The Orangun  of Ila, Oba Oyedotun  Abdulwahab Kayode  was the Chief Host as dignitaries came in large numbers to the city in his honour. Though, he had turned 60 on the 8th of February, the celebration was arranged to have the  60th birthday combined  with that of his 15th coronation anniversary. 

Top broadcaster,  Olusola Abayomi Ajala and Jide Kareem  also considered the idea of  coming up with a Biography in honour of the Orangun. The book entitled ‘The Living Spring’ was launched  at the monarch’s palace.  Top faces at the event include, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan, Chief Akin Ogunbiyi, Senator Ademola Adeleke and  former Inspector-General of Police, Tafa Balogun.   Speaking with Global Excellence, Olusola Ajala   expressed delight that  the idea of writing  the  book in honour of the top Osun Oba eventually came into fruition.  

‘I am happy that the project has eventually seen the light of the day. Kabiesi is a respected monarch  who is loyal to all his friends, he is ever ready to be there for his people, we considered it important that we should come up with his Biography and  the tributes and comments we got while putting the book together got us more encouraged. He is a good father to all’, he said.