June 27, 2022

Onipokia in Double Celebration, Marks First Coronation Anniversary, Birthday August 29

The Onipokia of Ipokia Kingdom, Oba Isa Olaniyan

First class king and the 46th Onipokia of the ancient Ipokia Kingdom in Ogun State, His Royal Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Yisa ‘Sola Adeniyi Olaniyan, Ariwigbade Oshigin II, the prescribed authority and the paramount ruler of Ipokia local government is set to celebrate the one year anniversary of his ascension to the throne of his fore fathers, which also coincides with his birthday.

The event is a one week programme starting with thanksgiving service on Sunday 29th of August to be organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria members to give thanks to God and to offer prayers and supplications for Ipokia local government, Ogun State and Nigeria at large. Courtesy visit to some important personalities in Ipokia will follow on 30th of August while Tuesday 31st of August will host the cultural events to exhibit the cultural values in the areas of artifacts, food, costumes, crafts among others.

Wednesday September 1st will be the day for tradition, when sacrifices will be offered to appease the ancestors. Activities on Thursday September 2nd, include the novelty match between Ipokia team and Idiroko team at Community Secondary School, Ipokia in the morning while the Efe group will perform at night. On Friday September 3rd, there will be free medical check up for blood pressure, sugar level and eye test. Also, there will be a special Jumat Service and talent show for the up and coming artists in Ipokia local government at Alagaa Ipokia later in the evening.

Saturday 4th of September will witness the conferment of Chieftaincy titles on distinguished individuals across various sectors of the society. Among those to be awarded include Dr Ambrose Olutayo Somide as Giwa Fedegbayi of Ipokia land; Chattered Accountant, Otunba Shina Ayinde Koiku as Sobaloju of Ipokia while his wife, Mrs Folasade Koiku will bag the title of Yeye Sobaloju; United States of America based Reverend Mrs Morounkunbi Merriman-Johnson as Yeye Oge of Ipokia; Chief Mrs Atinuke Abioro as Yeye Ori Ade of Ipokia; the duo of US based Mr Oluwaseun Alabi as the Bobaseye of Ipokia and Alhaji Ahmed Malik as Jagunmolu respectively while superstar fuji musician, Alhaji Sefiu Alao as Aare Gbobaniyi of Ipokia; Businessmen Alhaji Kareem Alabi as Aare and Alhaji Moruf Odedina as Tayese.

Others are Chief Mrs Ejide Adeyanju and the reputable Iyalode of Egba land will be conferred with Erelu of Ipokia; Alhaji Najeem Akorede RAO as the Okanlomo of Ipokia, DSP Waheed Fayemi as Asoju Oba; Barrister Lawal Orisadare as Baamofin. Benue state born businessman Michael Ogbanje as the Bobamulero and few more just to mention a few.

The grand finale will be on Sunday 5th of September which is also Onipokia’s birthday. The grand finale will take place at District High School, Ipokia and part of the events for the day include the conferment of the award of honorary doctorate degree on the Onipokia, His Royal Majesty, Alayeluwa, Oba Yisa Adeniyi Olusola Olaniyan, by a prestigious university, presentation of certificate to the new honorary chiefs, and fund raising for the Ipokia Community Development Projects.

Afro Juju crooner, Sir Shina Peters will be on band stand while the event will be hosted by top masters of ceremonies ‐ Gbenga Adeyinka D1st- GCON and Mr Yomi Mate aka Ifankaleluya. The event will be covered by Biodun Kupoluyi’s fliptv and many other print and electronic media. The occasion is expected to be graced by creme de la creme in the society including royal fathers, captains of industry, businessmen, entertainment gurus and many more.

Dare Gbadebo,
Media Consultant to, the Onipokia Of Ipokia Kingdom

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