Legendary singer, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, widely known as Kwam1, has disclosed the reason behind Ọba Sikiru Kayọde Adetọna, the Awujale Of Ijebuland, choosing him as the Olori Omooba of Ijebu Kingdom.
Wasiu Ayinde recently stepped into significant shoes when he was honored with the esteemed title of Olori Omoba of Akile Ijebu by the paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, during the last Ojude Oba festival.
The Olori Omoba title is a symbol of pride and distinction in Ijebuland, previously held by the distinguished Nigerian, founder of First City Monument Bank, Otunba Subomi Balogun, who passed away at the age of 89.
Ayinde’s new role as Olori Omoba entails preserving the culture and traditions of the Ijebu people and actively participating in various activities aimed at advancing the society.
In a recent interview, the Fuji singer revealed the rationale behind Ọba Sikiru Adetọna bestowing upon him this prestigious title.
Watch his statement below:
Recall that Kwam 1 previously shared a video featuring himself alongside the Governor of Ogun state and the Awujale of Ijebuland.
In this video, he expressed his gratitude for the recognition and made it clear that he’s not competing with anyone.
He also offered advice to his fans, encouraging them not to engage in unnecessary competition because success and achievement come in their own time.
In his own words, “Life is filled with valuable lessons. Each person operates on their unique timeline. It may appear that some are ahead or behind you, but everyone is running their own race in their own time. Don’t envy others; they’re in their time zone, and you’re in yours.
So, relax. You’re neither late nor early; you’re right on time. Some graduate at 22 but wait five years for a good job. Some become CEOs at 25 and pass at 50, while others become CEOs at 50 and live to 90. Some are still single, while classmates are already grandparents.
Some retire as Presidents at 55, while others become Presidents at 70. I’ve been honored with the title of The new Olori Omoba Akile Ijebu. I’m not racing with anyone; it’s my time.
All thanks to the Almighty God. His Imperial Majesty ALAYELUWA Oba S.K. Adetona (Ogbagba The II) Awujale of Ijebuland deserves our praise, along with all the true Royal blood of Ijebuland, and joyful people worldwide. Let it be known that:..Life unfolds at its own pace.”