The 1st year Anniversary Coronation of the Aholu (Oba) in council of Aklakumo Kingdom and HRM Aholu (Oba) Nunayon Awogbemi Travil (Tosavi 1) came on Saturday 4th November, 2023 at exactly 12:00 noon at Local Authority Primary School, Aklakumo, Badagry Local Government, Lagos State.
The highlights of the programme for the 1st year anniversary started with community sanitation on Monday, the 30th October, 2023. This was followed by Ikose and International Service on Tuesday the 31st October, 2023. Traditional Homage visit and rites youth and cultural display, and the confirmation of Chieftaincy titles was held on Wednesday the 1st November, 2023.
The Oshugbo Eko Day was carried out on Thursday, the 2nd November 2023. Jumaat prayers and youth activities came on Friday, the 3rd November 2023. The grand finale came with the beating of the Sato drums and the Zangbeto dances on Saturday the 4th November 2023.
On this day, The United Voice of Badagry Peoples Initiative (UVOBPI) Transparency Empowerment Management Communication and Organizational skills (TEAMCO) featuring in this event. This day was graced with many personalities and their representatives. These ranged from the Host, Hon. Onilude Olusegun Adeniran, the Executive Chairman of Badagry Local Government, Lagos State, the Co-host, Hon. Samson Olatunde Folorunso, the Executive Chairman of Olorunda L.C.D.A, Badagry, Lagos State, Special Guest of Honour – Dr. Hakeem Babatunde Shitti – the Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Gbenu Joseph Henugbe – the Executive Chairman of Badagry West LCDA , Badagry, Lagos State.
Among others were the guest of honours, Hon. Prince Sesi Whingan – Member, Federal House of Representative, Badagry Federal Constituency, Hon. Olanrewaju Ibrahim Layode (Oil) – Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Hon. Mobolaji Ogunlende (RAK) – Commissioner for Youths and Social Development, Hon. Bonu Solomon Saanu (LAHA 01), Hon. Setonji S. David (LAHA 02), the Deputy Chief Whip and Hon. Babatunde Hunpe, FMR Member, Federal House of Representative, Badagry Federal Constituency.
There were also the free medical checkup organised for this event, especially for all sons and daughters of Aklakumo Kingdom. At the height of the event, the King, HRM Aholu (Oba) Nunayon Awogbemi Travil (Tosavi) of Aklakumo Kingdom gave an intriguing speech, appreciating God Almighty for making the day a great day for all. His Royal Majesty could not hold his joy, as he welcomed the Executive Governor of Lagos State – His Excellency Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo -Olu, The Deputy Governor of the state – His Excellency, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, His Imperial Majesty De Wheno – Aholu Menu-Toyi 1, OFR, LL.D, D.LITT, JP; The Akran of Badagry Kingdom. HRM Oba (Dr.) Abraham Olatunde Ogabi (Oyikulu) – The Ajagun of Imeke Kingdom – who is also the Chairman of the occasion. All Royal Majesties present were appreciated, the Oba in Council, the Baales and the Chiefs, the Oloris and all mothers were other many that were appreciated.
The HRM appreciation further goes to spiritual fathers, all security officers, market men and women, the youths, political leaders, corporate and private individuals and NGOs, the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Among others, were the welcoming the peace setting development that can turn the coastal community into a modern aquatic city with social amenities throughout his kingdom – such as agriculture estate, ultra -modern jetty, international market and other amenities to Aklakumo Kingdom.
The event did not end without featuring the music maestro live, with Alhaji Abass Akanda Obesere (PK 1st) – The Agba Akin Abobagunwa of Yorubaland. The kingdom featuring other local artists and musicians in different locations.
People of Badagry, Lagos and elsewhere both home and abroad grace the occasion and it was all fun throughout.
Moreso, the Lord gave the people a very good weather throughout this event.
The TEAMCO and UVOBPI team wish the King and his kingdom a great reign.
Long live Aklakumo Kingdom,
Long live Badagry Local Government,
Long live Lagos State,
Long live Nigeria.
Igbega Ipinle Eko Ajumose Ni o
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Useful links to our news, articles or other publications
The Sato Drums History at Glance: Who were the Avidagba, Koudjo, and Tosavi? https://www.thevoiceofbadagry.org/the-sato-drums-history-at-glance/
Badagry Recreational Park: In a collective solutions: https://www.thevoiceofbadagry.org/blog/2023/11/12/badagry-recreational-park-in-a-collective-solutions/
The 1st year Anniversary Coronation of the Aholu (Oba) in council of Aklakumo Kingdom: https://www.thevoiceofbadagry.org/blog/2023/11/12/the-1st-year-anniversary-coronation-of-the-aholu-oba-in-council-of-aklakumo-kingdom/
The United Voice of Badagry Peoples Initiative at the UN Convention Against Corruption CSO Works: Visit our UN Chapter Here: United Voice of Badagry People Initiative (UVOBPI) | UNCAC Coalition : https://uncaccoalition.org/anti-corruption-platforms/africa/nigeria/united-voice-of-badagry-people-initiative-uvobpi/