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Oluwo Names Daughter After Only Female Olofin Adimula, Gives Reason




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The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi has named his newborn daughter, born on March 15, after the Olofin Adimula of Ile-Ife Luwo Gbagida.

The naming ceremony by the monarch saw traditional rulers, clerics, community leaders, and well-wishers grace the occasion.

Oba Akanbi named the child Luwo, Adewumi, Sultana, Fatimoh, and Grace.

Luwo Gbagida was the only female Olofin Adimula of Ile-Ife and the mother of Adekola Telu, who founded the ancient city of Iwo. She succeeded Ooni Giesi and was succeeded by Ooni Lumobi

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

A statement by Oluwo through his press secretary Alli Ibraheem read: “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. He 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 the Iwo of today.

“Luwo was a genuine descendant of Oduduwa. She acted like Oduduwa, and the sundry monumentally felt her reign.

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

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“Many miracles were seen in my new daughter. Her birth is a blessing, not only to my harem but to Yoruba and tension. She is a gift to humanity.”