Celebrating with Elerewe of Owo Kingdom

Apart from messages ,  last week the  facebook was full  with greetings as the High Chief Ilori Elerewe celebrated his second year anniversary .There was celebration at the Elerewe palace while family and friends celebrated with him .

The Olunaun of Unaun , Kabiyesi Oba Olanrewaju Abegunde saluted the High Chief in his message ” To be in that position is act of God. May God give Olowo of Owo, long live and good health. You have not disappointed us  too my chief. Congratulations 1,000 times.

Madam Morenike Ogunseitan Famulagun wrote ”Congratulations on your second year coronation anniversary. May you live longer than your forefathers. Oju ko ni ti e . Waaa ko wa je pepepe o. U will live longer than your forefathers”

IYALAJE FAMA wrote ” To Oloye ‘Tunde Elerewe.Le o ba mi oloye ;wa gbo, wa to, wa je ju ero ukongwa(uwaju re). Urun yi alagba Taiwo Abiodun ko lori oye re yon ne o.Oba Oke a di owo re ka gede urun yi wo fi wa se.Oghon Elerewe gede yo ti gbanre  a ba se gede urun ne .A de ii se. Ase. I am particularly impressed with your expressed dessire to preserve ancient antiques and perhaps practices .A de ii se o.My best regards .

Aboru boye 

Tunde Onibode, President , The Tunde Onibode Foundation  wrote ” I wish him well as he celebrates his second chieftaincy anniversary .

Since his installation , he has never disappointed us. His loyalty to the crown and the entire Kingdom is unquestionable  and he has  been playing his traditional role  to the best of his ability as tradition dictates. I wish him many more years of service to the Elerewe family and Owo kingdom at large”

Olanimofe Olateru -Olagbegi wrote : Wa Joye bae pe o!

Samuel Niran Abegunde wrote May the Almighty God continue to bless you with great good health and other comfortable things of life.

Bukola Akinmade Onibode wrote ”Congratulations sir, Wa b’Ologho je pe”,

The  High Chief Olopu of Opu ,the traditional head Opu community in   Owo Kingdom wrote: ” ”Congratulations High Chief,  May you live long for us .oye a mori o, wa samodun o ”

Adebola Ogunbadenusi wrote ”God will give you the grace to celebrate many more years in sound health and great blessings of God in his immeasurable favour in the name of Jesus Christ .Congratulations . Erewe ayinda … Wa b’Ologho je pe pepe o, aye a ba’ra  jo o baba Chief 

May your reign usher in peace, prosperity and goodness not only for the family but the entire Ogho community.Oye a mori o, ase . Ogho a sengwa  (By Barrister Kolawole Olabisi)

        

 The Vice  -Chairman of Association  Online Media Practitioners Alhaja Adeola Agoro (JP) wrote                  ” Congratulations to the High Chief”.

Barrister Idowu Falana wrote: ”Congratulations”

 Ibikunle Suleiman wrote ”Congratulation”,

 Olaitan Apoti Eri from California wrote ”Congratulations”. Akin Saka Yusuf, Omolajomo Haruna. Morenike  Ogunseitan, Mercy Falana and Adewale Olatunbosun Okungbaiye  all shouted ” Congratulations”.

 Adebayo Eminowa wrote Congratulations, oye a mori o, ajegbo , ajeto o. You will by God’s Grace be the longest , happiest,, wealthiest,most influential and oldest ELEREWE THAT EVER  live, Aaamen, IJMN.

Ogwatowose Tola wrote ”Ajepe Jeto,o Baba, Wape ori oye bare, Wa b’Ologho je pe, Congratulations.

Moses Oladugba  wrote ” Congratulations  may your reign be blissful and blessed , May you live long in riches , good health and abundance , may your dynasty be good and accredited with fame IJN.

Sonia Moore says Awesome God mighty Lord .Congratulations Elerewe

Johnson Ogun says :Congratulations

 Tunde Onobode wrote ” Oma olode  ajingba , agba wa mu jaiye . Wa je ju ba e. Ase”

Oladele Sehinde Odeyemi says Congratulations  sir, long shall you live 

Bukola Lizzy Fatokun ” Congratulations sir

Oliseh Chukwuemekeka ” YES OOOO MY HIGH CHIEF 

Olabisi Adetula ”Congratulations

asekun Abiodun ” congratulations sir

Bukola Lizzy Fatokun ”congratulations sir

Johnson Ogun says Congratulations

Alhaji Owalaye Jimoh Ojo ”Congratulations to u my Chief

Sesan Michael Olabige wrote ”am particularly delighted on the way you have promoted the Kingdom by keeping us abreast of developments at home . Some of us in diaspora are better informed of happenings at home through the efforts of people like you .May your reign be long . Wa b’Ologho je pe o.

Adedeji Abagun, wrote: Congrats!!!,

Ayo Faleye Ayo wrote :Congratulations,

 Papy Gold, said ‘‘Aje pe pe pe pe oooo

Olaniji Akeju said Congratulation sir, long shall you live

Busari Temitope Tawa Ademola  wrote ” Congratulations sir!

Sunbo Elerewe wrote ” Congrats bami erewe ayinda olu

Alademehin Olugbenga wrote ” MY DEAR CHIEF, CONGRATS .Wa shumodon

Olu Odeyemi wrote Congratulations my chief

Prince Sashere Adegoriyon AP wrote Oma ajinmude gun apee congratulations my Chief

Olori Laafin Hennyh-hormorshuleh said Happy birthday sir

Asekun Abiodun: Congrats sir

Stephen Feyi Ogunfoworin :Congratulations

Moses Oladugba wrote: Congratulations  may your reign be blissful and blessed .May you live long in riches , good health and abundance , may your dynasty be good and accredited with fame IJN

Olumayowa Omotola : congratulations High chief , you shall celebrate more good years in good health and God abundant blessings 

Aisha- Sidikka Abiodun Dipo Owatowose  said Congrats H-Chief Sir

Lanke Afo  congratulations 

Alh. Owalaiye  Jimoh  Ojo CONGRATULATION TO U MY CHIEF 

Adegoroye Babatunde , Daddy  mi, on behalf of the entire ADEGOROYE FAMILY  we say big congratulations to you sir and may you live long in your kingdom sir once again congratulations

Bamidele George  congrats

Kemisola Adeola Ogunbadeniyi Congrats

Olamide Olayeni congratulations

Larry Adeyemi Ojomo Egbon wa ba Ologho JE pEpepepepepepepepepepe

Dotun Olakanye  congratulations Sir

Adebola Adelegan Odunniyi Big Congratulations

Michael Adeseluka Congratulations to you sir, ose maa sungha ooo baba .May u live long & be blessed  360degree, waa je aye pe sir, aaase!

 

Abiola Rachael :Congratulations sir

Bolaji Ibrahim Congratulations ..Happy Birthday to u my lovely Chief ..More of it in Jesus name

Eniayewu Margaret congratulations BABA

Adedayo Kasumu : Congrats May u live long in your  kingdom

Olufunmilayo Ayokusibe H Lawal Congratulations laba o, ajegbo Ajeto,wa dagba wa dogbo

Abimbola Badiah Jack  Congratulations High Chief Elerewe of Owo Kingdom

Agu Henry Good one

Tosin Afolabi  Congratulations ..may your reign past ur forefather’s

with sound health

Aladewolu Wealthford Rasheed  congrats bros,

 

Olanimofe Olateru -Olagbegi wrote ” Wa Joye bae pe o!

Samuel Niran Abegunde wrote May the Almighty God continue to bless you with great good health and other confortable things of life.

 

Bukola Akinmade Onibode wrote ”Cogratulations sir, Wa b’Ologho je pe”,

The  Olopu Traditional head wrote ” Congratulations High Chief, Adebola Ogunbadenusi wrote ”God will give you the grace to celebrate many more years in sound health and great blessings of God in his immeasurable favour in the nameof Jesus Christ .Congratulations . Erewe ayinda … Wa b’Ologho je pe pepe o, aye a ba’ra  jo o baba Chief 

May your reign usher in peace, prosperity and goodness not only for the family but the entire Ogho community.Oye a mori o, ase . Ogho a sengwa  (By Barrister Kolawole Olabisi)

 

 The Vice  -Chairman of Association  Online Media Practitioners Alhaja Adeola Agoro (JP) wrote ” Congratulations to the High chief”’

Barrister Idowu Falana wrote ”Congratulations”

 Ibikunle Suleiman wrote ”Congratulation”,

 Olaitan Apoti Eri from California wrote ”Congratulations”.

Akin Saka Yusuf, OmolajomoHaruna. Morenike  Ogunseitan, Mercy Falana,Adewale Olatunbosun Okungbaiye all wrote ” CONGRATULATIONS

 Adebayo Eminowa wrote Congratulationso, oye a mori o, ajegbo , ajeto o. U will by God’s Grace be the longest , happiest,, wealthiest,most influential and oldest ELEREWE THAT EVER  live, Aaamen, IJMN.

Ogwatowose Tola wrote ”Ajepe Jeto,o Baba, Wape ori oye bare, Wa b’Ologho je pe, Congratulations.

Moses Oladugba  wrote ” Congratulations  may your reign be blissful and blessed , May you live long in riches , good health and abundance , may your dynasty be good and accredited with fame IJN.

Sonia Moore says Awesome God mighty Lod .Congratulations Elerewe

Johnson Ogun says congratulations

 Tunde Onibode wrote ” Oma olode  ajingba , agba wa mu jaiye . Wa je ju ba e. Ase

Oladele Sehinde Odeyemi says Congatulations  sir, long shall you live 

Bukola Lizzy Fatokun ” Congratulations sir

Oliseh Chukwuemekeka ” YESOOOO MY HIGH CHIEF 

Olabisi Adetula ”congatulations”

Asekun Abiodun ” congratulations sir”

Bukola Lizzy Fatokun ”congratulations sir

Johnson Ogun says congratulations

Alhaji Owalaye Jimoh Ojo ”congratulations to u my chief

Sesan Michael Olabige wrote ”am particularly delighted on the way you have promoted the Kingdom by keeping us abreast of developments at home . Some of us in diaspora are better informed of happenings at home through the efforts of people like you .May your reign be long . Wa bOlogho je pe o.

Adedeji Abagun shouted ”Congrats!!!

Ayo Faleye Ayo said Congratulations

Adeola Idris shouted ”amen’

Medinat Apaokagi said ” Oye a mariooo o”

Olaiya Edward shouted ”Awesome”

Mohammed Aminu  raised his finger and thumbed up

Veronica Obasuyi said ” Congratulations sir”

The man, Ilori Tunde Elerewe

 

                                                                                                                       Dressed Dressed in an embroidered     immaculate white   guinea     brocade,   and  a  cap     to    match. In order to make the regalia complete   for his  status ,  he  adorned on his neck , hands and feet  with  special  royal coral beads . As he stood up  and  beckoned at his visitors to come around  him, his intimidating  stature showed he is a man of  more than six feet tall . His  dark- skin glitter. With total humility the High Chief not  minding  his height and status  bowed  and  greeted the  elders who came to felicitate with  him. To the young and the old he gives them respect and one keeps wondering  of his noble character.

     He is a man of few words and well -cultured . He  speaks flawless  English  and back  it up with his  noble character  and dignified  mien. He is witty and richly  blessed with  choice of words laced with Owo proverbs, idiomatic expressions   and songs . Infact he is an encyclopaedia of the History of Elerewe and  Owo . He is humility personified. These are the reasons all the natives , His Imperial Majesty  and those who did not even get close to him love him.

              

  An High  Chief who does not want his name in print said :”for this man who occupies the throne of his forefathers , it is a blessing to the  Elerewe family, to Owo and  Yoruba land at large  ”. 

The Olunaun of Unaun, Prince Olanrewaju Abegunde said” I am always very proud of Olowo of Owo in any decision he takes, he is a lawyer ,a traditional  ruler and a wiseacre. He is gifted with wisdom . I give him kudos for choosing a good man like Ilori who is loved by everybody. Before Kabiyesi does something he would  exercise patience and do a thorough  research very well .Above all he would pray and consult God. He is a visioner  and a prophet , whatever he says always come to pass. We all love Ilori, he is a good  listener, Ilori is a lover of  Owo people , he is very obedient and respectful”.

Another High Chief who is versatile in  the Elerewe  family history said ”Ilori’s destiny was eventually fulfilled as he assumed his ancestor’s  throne .  It  has been predicted long ago   that he would be the right man to ascend the throne before he was born. I remember it has been predicted for a long time that this boy will be on his forefather’s throne .He shied away from roughnecks, destructive criticisms and gangsterism”.

     Call him Elerewe Ojo he would smile, if you like call him Elerewe  Olakunori, he will still answer you because, according to  strong  and old members of the family Ilori is gifted  with  these ancestors’  physique and he possessed multilateral combinations of  character,  talents and traces of the late Elerewes …he is peaceful and  humble, you can easily described him.

Professor emeritus, Robin Poynor, an American Professor  (who retired from the  University of Florida) who was in Owo in 1973  doing research on Owo   and knew the late Elerewe Ojo very well.  In his message to this reporter , he  wrote ”Ahh! I really liked Elerewe Ojo…. And my recent contact with Elerewe Ilori tells me that he has his father’s good traits…He is tall like his father and his grandmother ”.

 To the family of Elerewe, he is the expected image builder and the bridge between the old and the young Elerewes to come and repair and put in place many things that had been destroyed and had gone wrong in the family. ” Ilori has the spirit of love, kindness and his humility is high as he respects everybody”, Babasegun said.

       The Olunaun of Unaun, Prince Olanrewaju Abegunde said” I am always very proud of Olowo of Owo in any decision he takes, he is a lawyer ,a traditional  ruler and a wiseacre. He is gifted with wisdom . I give him kudos for choosing a good man like Ilori who is loved by everybody. Before Kabiyesi does something he would  exercise patience and do a through  research very well above all he would pray and consult God. He is a visioner  and a prophet , whatever he says always come to pass. We all love Ilori, he is a good  listener, Ilori is a lover of  Owo people , he is very obedient and respectful”.

    Mr.   Adepoju  Peter gave a graphic description of the man ”He is the  man that can rebuild  and unite the family because of his Solomonic wisdom, sense of humour , loyalty, levelheadedness,  high quality of his social interaction, gentle-manliness, courage and integrity   he is endowed with”.

 An High Chief said” Quote me , we all love this young man of peace and integrity.  Kabiyesi loves peace and the man that fears God. This Elerewe is richly endowed with wisdom, he always sat at his father’s feet and that means he has been tutored, had gone to school of Elders .If a child knows how to wash his hands he will definitely dine with the elders”

 Olakoli Peter said  he did a research on the new Elerewe very well and found him to be unrivaled in character and simplicity. 

      The question on everybody’s mouth is whether the new Elerewe has done well, Tunde Onibode who is also the President of Tunde Onibode Foundation and Owo Ambassador of Culture  beat his chest in defence of the new Chief and declared  ” Since his installation , he has never disappointed us .His loyalty to the crown and the entire kingdom is unquestionable and he has been playing his  traditional role to the best of his ability as tradition dictates”.

   The soft- spoken man is rich in history, according to Jide Tububo,  ”he is simple and peaceful.In fact he is  talented  and has the magic wand to turn things around  above all he has the fear of God in him. I remember when I met him and a  man was raining insults on him in order for him to retaliate but the High Chief did not utter a word. I respect him a lot. He is too humble , full of humility.” 

 

  Throughout the interview with this reporter he  referred  to God several times and once told this reporter  four years ago that   ” I have no money , I have no connection but I have the Almighty God behind me .The Alpha and Omega   who knows the beginning and the end .  While I relied on God to perfect things for me”. That is the  nature and manner of the man called High Chief Ilori Tunde Elerewe who was installed as the new High Chief  two years ago.

 

Watch out for his  interview tomorrow

 

who shot this boy:the Police or NDLEA?

NDLEA and Police must be probed

Tragedy struck this morning as a young boy of 15 and a  final year student of Amuye Grammar School was  allegedly killed by the police and  men of NDLEA while returning from where they went to raid.

An eyewitness  gave a graphic account of the tragedy  ”Early this morning ,in Owo  a team of Nigeria Police  and National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officers  while on their way from the farm (along  Obasoto, Owo ), were sighted shooting sporadically  at Uka Junction and this boy, Oyeleye Oluwaseun  a final year student of Amuye Grammar School was shot  dead. The  15-year- old boy was  on his way  to the class  for coaching in preparation for the coming West Africa  School Certificate Examination (WASCE) ”.

Another   eye witness described how it happened  , ”the combined team of Police officers and NDLEA officers were coming from their raid along Obasoto  farm where they went to raid the Indian hemp merchants. When they got to Uka junction  the officers stopped their vehicles and waited for their colleagues . The residents who were not pleased with their attitude trooped out to watch officers’  activities and shouted at them to leave their vicinity. However , the Police and NDLEA officers started shooting and then left .It was during their shooting that they killed this young man but they fled having  discovered what they did .Now they left  leaving behind   sorrow , tears and blood.

”The parents of the deceased ,Olaolorunpo and Funmi Oyeleye went  to the police station to report but were turned back by the police.

Our correspondent  confirmed the incident and said the body had been deposited in the morgue at the Federal Medical Centre.

Lifeless body of Olaleye

A sympathizer who spoke with us , said the  IG, head of NDLEA must probe the killing. ”How will they just  shoot an innocent boy like that? This height of callousness. May God not forgive the man who pulled the trigger ”, she cursed.