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LATE OBA AKESIN OF ORA-IGBOMINA OBA PROFESSOR OLOLADE FOLAYAN

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LATE OBA AKESIN OF ORA-IGBOMINA OBA PROFESSOR OLOLADE FOLAYAN

Post by Agboola gbenga » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:08 am

OLOLADE FOLAYAN: THE REPUTABLE PROFESSOR OBA
AKESIN OF ORA-IGBOMINA
About a hundred kilometres from Osogbo, Osun State capital, there resides are markable personage. He is Oba (Professor) Ololade Folayan, an erstwhile head of department of Bio-Chemistry of the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and a Professor of Molecular Science of international repute.
Right from the time he was born on October 1, 1940, Ololade Folayan has exhibited a lot of traditionality, and unlike other princes and princesses of his time, he had grown up with a strong interest in Western education, an ambition which was encouraged by his father contrary to expectation of other rural folks.
Today, Oba (Professor) Ololade Folayan represents a new generation of educated
Obas and in a unique way he is currently the first university professor to take up full-time traditional rulership of any town in Yorubaland. As early as one can hardly imagine, little Folayan had been following the footsteps of his father in society administration, Ifa and traditional “Ijala” invocation in addition to an undiluted Igbomina language.
Yet this is the same man who attended the famous St. Stephen Primary School, Ora now in Ifedayo Local Government with headquarters in Oke-Ila, another historic community with a unique and cherished tradition. He passed out in flying colours in 1954 and gained admission to the Local Authority Modern School between 1955 and 1957and later pursued a degree course at the premier university. He graduated with a B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Ibadan where he was once the Chairman of Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall and a honourable “UI-te”.
His academic brilliance and parental support saw him to the famous Warwick University, Coventry, England between 1970-73 where he bagged a doctorate degree in Molecular Chemistry.
Significantly, Ololade Folayan goes into history as the first black African to study at Warwick University, the same institution where General (Dr.) Yakubu Gowon had bagged a Ph.D. in Political science after his exit as Nigeria’s military Head of State. Oba Folayan’s towering achievement and sterling qualities led the Osun State government to recommend him for a National Merit Award without much contention.
One would have thought that shedding the academic gown for a traditional role represents a herculean task for people of Ololade’s calibre. Again, he proved this perspective and perception of life wrong. He prides himself as a king who is loved by his subjects and who is ready to satisfy material comforts and other personal interests to lift his people high.
Sometime in February 1990, he was installed the new Akesin of Ora. The king-makers left nobody in doubt about the love of his people for him, hence his title “llufemiloye, Awuluwarae 1, the Akesin of Ora”, meaning somebody who is loved by the townspeople and himself.
The Professor Oba has taught at both pre-secondary and secondary institutions before moving to Obafemi Awolowo University as a professor and head of department of Biochemistry for about 10 years.
A member of the university Senate, he wrote a number of books, dissertations and academic papers. The amiable Oba Folayan has three wives and many children.

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Re: LATE OBA AKESIN OF ORA-IGBOMINA OBA PROFESSOR OLOLADE FOLAYAN

Post by Guest » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:54 am

When did he die?

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Re: LATE OBA AKESIN OF ORA-IGBOMINA OBA PROFESSOR OLOLADE FOLAYAN

Post by Rhomax » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:19 pm

@Agboola Gbenga
Se looto ni wipe oba meji ni o wa ni Ora - Igbomina?
Asaoni and Akesin?
Rhomax na ni :D

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Re: LATE OBA AKESIN OF ORA-IGBOMINA OBA PROFESSOR OLOLADE FOLAYAN

Post by Agboola gbenga » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:27 am

@ guest, he died in the year 2000.
@ romax, yes.

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