Olubadan loses senior wife Olubadan loses senior wife
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has lost his senior wife, Olori Kudirat Aduke Adetunji. Kudirat died early Thursday morning at the age... Olubadan loses senior wife

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has lost his senior wife, Olori Kudirat Aduke Adetunji.

Kudirat died early Thursday morning at the age of 71.

The deceased married Oba Adetunji in Ibadan 53 years ago.

Until her death, she was the Iyaloja of Bolade Market in Oshodi, Lagos.

Olori Kudirat moved with the monarch to Lagos early in their marriage to co- run his music production business.

She was a prominent figure in the Omo Aje Records until Adetunji’s enthronement as the Olubadan in 2016.

She will be buried at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace of the Olubadan.

She is survived by her husband, many children and grand-children.

In his condolence message to the Olubadan, Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, described the Olori’s death as unfortunate and disheartening.

The governor, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, said: “I am greatly saddened by the passing away of Olori Kudirah. It is very unfortunate and disheartening, especially because we were still together with Kabiyesi and the royal retinue at the Chief of Army Staff conference, held in Ibadan, last week.

“Her death is indeed a big loss, not only to our father, the Olubadan, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji, but also, to the entire people of Ibadan land. May the Almighty grant Kabiyesi, mama’s children and loved ones the fortitude to bear this great loss.

“I enjoin the good people of Oyo State to join me in praying for the repose of her gentle soul and may Allah grant her the highest place in Jannah.”

Nurudeen Adegbenro