The Richest Oba In Yoruba Land 2017 Top 10
Yoruba land is the home of wealthy personalities. Not only that, it is also the home of powerful people. Just like in other parts of the country, Yoruba land has traditional leaders who play important roles in the area. As there are rich regular citizens, there are also rich kings in the area. So for those asking who is the richest oba in Yoruba land 2017, this article is meant to provide readers the list of the first 10 richest obas in Yoruba land.
The Richest Oba In Yoruba Land 2017 Top 10
1. The Ooni of Ife — King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi
People who have adequate knowledge about kings in Yoruba land, will agree to the fact that the Ooni of Ife is a very rich king in Yoruba land. He appears among the top 10 richest obas in Yoruba land, and in fact, he is the richest of all obas in the area. The present Ooni of Ife is King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. This king is also the king known as Ojaja II. King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi who ascended the throne on October 26, 2015 is a relatively young king. This king has a lot of cars and houses across the country. Furthermore, he has great international reputation in Europe.
2. The Alaafin of Oyo — King Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III
Following King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ooni of Ife) on the list of the top 10 richest obas in Yoruba land, is the Alaafin of Oyo. The Alaafin of Oyo is another very wealthy king in Yoruba land. The title has been in existence for a long time, and the title is presently held by King Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III. King Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III is a 79-year-old king, born on October 15, in the year 1938. The present Alaafin of Oyo was coroneted on November 18, 1970, following the death of the immediate past Alaafin of Oyo. The king is a very powerful personality in Oyo State. He has great political recognition in the state.
3. The Oba of Benin — King Eheneden Erediauwa
The Oba of Benin is no doubt a very rich king. In fact, some people believe that this king is wealthier than the Ooni of Ife and the Alaafin of Oyo. Furthermore, some people will argue that the Oba of Benin does not belong to Yoruba land. Although, it is true that the Oba of Benin is not strictly a Yoruba king, however, this king has important relationship with the Yoruba ethnic group. The present Oba of Benin is King Eheneden Erediauwa, also known as Ewuare II. King Eheneden Erediauwa is a highly educated king who was born on October 20, 1953. He ascended the throne on October 20, 2016, the day of his 63-years birthday.
4. The Oba of Lagos — King Rilwan Akiolu
Here comes another rich king who appears in this article titled: ‘Top 10 Richest Oba In Yoruba Land’. The Oba of Lagos is the traditioner ruler of the great Lagos State in Nigeria. This king has a lot of luxurious cars and houses in the state. Furthermore, he plays substantial roles in the politics of Lagos State. Lagos State is the most economically important state in the whole of Nigeria. It is a key state that helps Nigeria to be the giant of Africa. This state is a hub of economic activities in the country, and it is also the largest state in Nigeria, by population. The title, Oba of Lagos, is presently held by King Rilwan Akiolu.
5. The Olubadan of Ibadan — King Saliu Adetunji
The Olubadan of Ibadan is not only a powerful and highly recognised king in Yoruba land, he is also one of the richest kings in the area. The magnitude of his wealth makes it impossible for him not to appear on this list of the top 10 richest obas in Yoruba land. The present Olubada of Ibadan is King Saliu Adetunji. King Saliu Adetunji is an 89-year-old man who was born on August 26, 1928 and ascended the throne on March 4, 2016. The king who was a Balogun of Ibadan, is the 41st
Olubadan of Ibadan. This king is not as educated as other kings we have discussed, but he has been able to amass a lot of wealth.
6. The Olofa of Offa — King Mufutau Muhammed Oloyede Gbadamosi
The Olofa of Offa is not as popular and powerful as other kings that have been discussed. However, this king stands as one of the richest kings in the country. The title is presently held by King Mufutau Muhammed Oloyede Gbadamosi. King Mufutau Muhammed Oloyede Gbadamosi is also the king known as Okikiola Esuwoye II. Just like majority of top kings in Yoruba land, this king is a well-educated king.
7. The Alake of Egbaland — King Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo III
The Alake of Egbaland is a quite popular king in Yoruba land. However, he is not just a popular king, he is also a rich king. The wealth this king has, makes him appear on our list of the top 10 richest Obas in Yoruba land. The current Alake of Egbaland is King Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo III.
8. The Soun of Ogbomosho — King Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi
Ogbomosho is one of the most important towns/cities in Oyo state, behind Ibadan city and Oyo town. The traditional ruler of this town is the Soun of Ogbomosho. Soun of Ogbomosho is not a very popular king, but this king has a lot of money with him. He is in possession of amazing houses and cars. The title is presently held by King Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi.
9. The Orangun of Ila — King Abdulwahab Kayode Oyedotun Bibire I
The Orangun of Ila also shows up on our list of the top 10 richest obas in Yoruba land. Ila which is also known as Ila-Orogun, is an ancient place in Osun State, Nigeria. King Abdulwahab Kayode Oyedotun Bibire I is the traditional ruler of this town. He ascended the throne in 2003, following the death of the immediate past Oragun of Ila.
10. The Ajero of Ijero — King Joseph Adebayo Adewole
Coming last on our list, is a rich king known as Ajero of Ijero. The present Ajero of Ijero is King Joseph Adebayo Adewole. The king is not so popular in the country, he, however, has great wealth that makes him on this list.
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