|Celebrant -HRM Oba Dr. Adedapo Adewale Tejuosho Karunwi III, Osile Oke-Ona Egba.|
|Oba Adedapo Tejuosho & his 3 wives|
|Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR & HRM Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuosho Karunwi III, Osile Oke-Ona Egba|
|Chief Dr. Mrs Sade Okoya, the Ajisewa of Oke Ona Egba|
The Osile Oke-Ona Egba, His royal majesty (kabiyesi) Oba Dr. Adedapo Adewale Tejuosho, Karunwi III is undoubtedly one of the most respected monarchs from the South Western part of Nigeria.
Amongst the proud Egbas, his stool is one of the most important and most powerful and most respected. Yesterday, Monday, February 19, 2018 was the date that the only monarch in Nigeria, especially in the SW who is never afraid to shout it to the world that he is a "Christian, an unflinching and uncompromising son and follower of Jesus Christ" clocked the ripe old age of 80 year old.
And truth be told, God and nature have been kind to him, as he doesn't look it at all, it's like his royal majesty is just celebrating his 60th instead of 80th. This very pregnant month of February also marks his 29th year on the throne.
The former Medical Director, a trained and practising medical doctor before he became a king, who was the brain behind the well known Teju Hospital amongst many other investments, before he ascended the throne, or better still was called to "Ipebi", which is the beginning part of the rituals towards becoming the King on February 20, 1989
The amiable gentleman king is the father of Senator Lanre Tejuosho amongst his 24 kids (12 men & 12 women), of which is he very proud of all of them.
As part of activities to celebrate the birthday, people gathered from all over, owing to the clout of the Kabiyesi and his family members, prominent people at that, to celebrate his royal majesty's birthday.
Many royal fathers from near and far, former President of Nigeria and elder statesman, Chief Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo GCFR was there, in fact the event held at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Complex, also in attendance were the likes of Aremo Olusegun Osoba, the former Governor of Ogun State, also in attendance were Otunba Adekunle Ojora and Erelu Ojuolape Ojora, Basorun Dele Momodu, Chief Sunny Asemota, Dr. Pat Utomi, Chief Mrs. Nike Akande, Pastor Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi who was on the bandstand alongside Sir Shina Peters, Prince Julius Adelusi Adeluyi, Pastor Ayo Orisejafor, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Pastor Tunde Bakare, who gave the sermon and many other men of God in attendance. Also at the occasion were the Aare of Lagos, Chief Razak Akanni Okoya & his wife, Chief Dr. Mrs Folashade Okoya, former Minister of the Federal Republic Chief Demola Seriki, PR guru Yomi and Oyinkan Badejo-Okusanya, Ogun State Commissioner Otunba Gbenga Ashiru and very many others. The celebrant 's eldest son Lanre Tejuosho being a Senator, his colleagues came in good numbers to give moral support, led by the Senate President himself, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
It was a beautiful event by all standards, heralded by plenty of thanksgiving which the celebrant loves to bits.
More after the break.