His Royal Majesty Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso Karunwi III Oranmiyan, the Osile Oke-Ona, Egba has conferred the traditional title of B`obakede of Oke-Ona, Egba on the President of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) & Lead Partner, CMC Connect LLP, Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, while his wife Oyinkansola, a lawyer, becomes the Erelu B`obakede.
Both conferment took place in Abeokuta as part of events marking the 85th birthday anniversary of His Royal Majesty.
By this conferment, YBO as he is fondly called has the responsibility of coordinating the communication affairs of His Royal Majesty and the Oke-Ona kingdom as a whole. Instructively, the title B`obakede literally translates to being the ‘amplifier of the king’s voice’.
Speaking at the conferment, His Royal Majesty stated that YBO is being recognized for his consistency and contributions to public relations in Nigeria, Africa, and the world at large. According to him, both recipients were further selected to bring the same level of passion to the advancement of Oke-Ona Egba.
While welcoming YBO and Oyinkan to the Oke-Ona Council of Chiefs, Kabiyesi enjoined them to contribute their significant quota to the development of Oke-Ona kingdom, by actively participating in its progress. He used the opportunity to urge more people to get involved in upholding the tradition and culture of their homesteads, which are fast being eroded by modernization
YBO in responding, thanked His Royal Majesty and the traditional council for the honour done to both he and his wife promising to ensure that the impact of their inclusion in the traditional council is most positively felt.
Oke-Ona Egba is one of the four sections that make up the very prominent and illustrious Egba nation located in the southwestern part of Nigeria.
This year 2023 will mark the 34th year of His Royal Majesty Oba Tejuoso’s reign on the throne of His forefathers.