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  • Updated: March 22, 2023

Oluwo Names Daughter After 16th Ooni Of Ife

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has named his new daughter after Olofin Adimula of Ile-Ife, Luwo Gbagida.

The Oluwo's wife, Queen Firdaus, gave birth to a baby girl last week.

The news of the christening is contained in a statement by Oluwo through his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibrahim on Wednesday.

“Today, I’m making a great history by naming my daughter after an Amazon, Iya wa (our mother), Luwo Gbagida.

“Luwo Gbagida was the only female Olofin Adimula of Ile-Ife.

"Her credible marks and confidence produced Iwo.

"She gave the crown to her only son, Adekola Telu, to found a city of truth (Ilu Ayekooto), Iwo.

“Her decision and the perseverance of Telu with his entourage produced Iwo of today.

“LUWO was a genuine descendant of Oduduwa.

"She acted like Oduduwa and her reign was monumentally felt by all and sundry.

“I’ve many things in common. She was the 16th Olofin Adimula Ile-Ife while I’m the 16th Oluwo. My coronation was 16th January, 2016.

“Many miracles were seen in my new daughter.

"Her birth is a blessing, not only to my harem but Yoruba land by extension. She is a gift to humanity.

"Luwo Gbagida was the only female Olofin Adimula of Ile-Ife and the mother of Adekola Telu who founded the ancient city of Iwo."

Oluwo who conducted the naming by himself in the midst of traditional rulers, religious clerics, community leaders and well-wishers, named the child Luwo, Adewumi, Sultana, Fatimoh, Grace

Oluwo described Luwo Gbagida as a valiant, confident and visionary first female king in the universe.

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