The Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi is presently crossing his ‘Ts’ and dotting his ‘Is’ in preparation for his 7th year coronation anniversary. The Oluwo who will be marking the anniversary with his third wife, Queen Firdaus Abdulahi, has a line-up of activities to mark the auspicious occasion. One of those activities includes a book launch.
Scheduled to take place at Lagos Marriot Hotel on Monday, 16 January, the book launch is expected to witness the convergence of top dignitaries, captains of industries, politicians, businessmen and socialites. The book titled, ‘Code of Kings,’ is meant to register a pathway for the black race in the traditional institution. The book is expected to form part of Oluwo’s contribution to learning, knowledge and history, with the strong hope, that it will correct some distortions in Nigeria’s rich history and liberate Nigerian youth from mental slavery.
While Abel Lanre Adeleke, the Chief Executive Officer of Peculiar Ultimate Concern Limited, has been pencilled down to chair the event, businessman and chairman of SIFAX Group, Taiwo Afolabi, will be the chief launcher. The Oluwo ascended the throne of his forefathers in 2015 as the 16th Oluwo of Iwo land after a royal battle over who will succeed his predecessor, Oba Ashiru Olatubosun Tadesei.
So fierce was the battle that it threatened to tear the five ruling houses eligible to ascend the throne apart as no fewer than ten princes from three of the royal houses threw their hats into the ring. But a year later, the Oluwo emerged victorious in the selection process. His seven-year rule has not been without its own fair share of scandals. Perhaps, the fact that he overcame these scandals, is more than enough reason for him to roll out the carpet in celebration.