PHOTOS: Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Adetunji, buried in Ibadan

The remains of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, has been buried in his private Palace Popoyemoja in Ibadan.

He was buried some minutes after 4 pm according to Islamic rites.

The monarch died early on Sunday Morning at the University College Hospital Ibadan.

He was aged 93.

The Olubadan died 22 days after the death of another prominent monarch in Oyo State – Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi.

Adetunji, who was crowned the 41st Olubadan on March 4, 2016, was born on August 26, 1928, to the family of Raji Olayiwola and Suwebat Amope Adetunji in the Alusekere compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan.

Adetunji was crowned Olubadan after the demise of Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade.

He was the first of 17 children of his parents.

He grew up learning vocational jobs until he took up fashion designing as a means of living after moving into Lagos.

While working as a fashion designer, Adetunji delved into musical record marketing until 1960 when he founded his first of three record label imprints called Baba Laje Records which housed notable fuji music acts, including Dauda Epo-Akara and Wasiu Ayinde Marshall.

Prior to his coronation as the Olubadan of Ibadan, Adetunji was the Balogun of Ibadan land.

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