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In Death, Socialites, Politicians Celebrate Oba Saliu Adetunji

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Life is indeed a mystery. It avails some people the opportunity to be celebrated at a young age, while for others, the celebration comes at their prime.

Yet for another sect, it is at the very latter part of their life.

For Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, it came very late precisely at the age of 88, when he ascended the throne of his forefathers.

Upon his coronation, the monarch, who died on Sunday, January 2, at the age of 93 was celebrated by his people in the 11 local government areas that make up the ancient city of Ibadan.

Subsequently, as the Olubadan, he wined and dined with the high and mighty, while rubbing shoulders with who-is-who in his kingdom.

However, it was in death that the man really came to be highly celebrated by notables in the country.

Since his death and burial, late Oba Adetunji, who was crowned the 41st Olubadan on March 4, 2017, has been celebrated by several people including but not limited to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the deputy governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan; Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala; Senator Abdulfatai Buhari representing Oyo North, the Agbaoye of Ibadan, Kola Karim amongst several other people.

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