REVEALED: Age, religion, profession, family compound of new Olubadan

REVEALED: Age religion, profession, family compound of new Olubadan, Oba Olakulehin




It has been confirmed that the Balogun of Ibadan Oba Owolabi Olakulehin is the Olubadan-designate.


This follows the transition of the Olubadan Oba Lekan Balogun Thursday night, at the of 81 years old.


The unique ascension system of Ibadan chieftaincy involving rotation between two lines the Egbe Agba (civil) line and the military line, makes the succession trouble-free.


A prospective Olubadan starts from appointment as Mogaji at the family level from where he starts to enjoy promotion in either line until he rises to the zenith of the line and have the chance of becoming the next Olubadan.


The Olubadan – designate Oba Olakulehin is the current Balogun whose line it is to occupy the exalted throne. He will be crowned as the 43rd Ibadan monarch.


Now, who is Oba Olakulehin?


According to findings by, Oba Olakulehin hails from Okugbaja family in Ita Baale area, Ibadan – North East local government area of the state.


His present age is 84 years old.


He served as a member of the House of Representatives in the Third Republic under the Social Democratic Party (SDP).


Oba Olakulehin is a retired soldier.


He is described as a man of many talents and accomplishments.


He is of the Christian faith


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