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BREAKING: Olubadan of Ibadanland is dead

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Olubadan of Ibadan

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji has joined his ancestors in the early hours of Sunday, Top Naija reports.

The monarch, who ruled over 11 local government areas that make up Ibadan, died less than one month after the death of Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi.

Oba Adetunji died at the age of 93. Sources at the Popoyemoja palace of the Olubadan said that the Olubadan died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

A source, who asked not to be mentioned said, “Yes the Olubadan has joined his ancestors.

“He died at UCH. Though, people are still at the palace celebrating the new years but the monarch has joined his ancestors at UCH”.

Adetunji was crowned Olubadan after the demise of Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade. 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 Wasiu Ayinde Marshall.

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