It is indeed a great time for lanky Yoruba actor , Odunlade Adekola, as he is been nominated to become a king of his town Otun Ekiti.
The Abeokuta based Yoruba actor unknown to many is from a Royal family in Ekiti state. In 2019, the late Oba Adedapo Popoola, who was the king of Otun Ekiti, joined his ancestor and since then the throne has been vacant.
Few days ago, there were rumours 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 in the be community not until the government representatives led by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi intervened. The five ruling houses in Otun Ekiti are: Iyaba, Iletun, Imuya, Obajewu and Odo Imo. The Omuya royal family 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 in the selection of the next monarch for the town. And every step taken would get the approval of the state governor, Dr Fayemi.
The big news now is that popular Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola, who is from Iletun royal family in Otun Ekiti has been tipped as the new Oba of the town. He has been chosen by his royal family to represent them. According to our source, said, 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.
The big question here is that will he abandon acting for kingship ? lets keep our fingers crossed and see how this event unfolds.