A baby boy has been delivered for the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Addul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I. In a statement by Oba Akanbi’s Media Adviser, Peter Akinbote, the Prince named Oduduwa was born in Canada on the 16th of November.
The statement read:
The birth of the prince was remarkable. Ooni Luwo Gbagida was the 16th Ooni of Ife. Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, the prince’s father, is the 16th Oluwo of Iwoland. Oba Akanbi’s installation and coronation ceremony was done on the 16th of January, 2016. And now Prince Odùduwà was born on the 16th of November, 2016 in Canada. This is no coincidence. It’s the work of Almighty God.
“Also, before conception, Oba Akanbi had gotten a revelation that the Prince was about to delivered to him and that he should be named Oduduwa. Also, before the first scan was done for the pregnancy, the Oluwo kept telling his wife that the expected baby would be a boy because of the revelation he received earlier though the queen wanted a baby girl. But today the divine wish has prevailed to the glory of the Almighty.”
Meanwhile, Oba Akanbi has started receiving congratulatory messages from dignitaries in all parts of the globe including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, the House of Commons in Ottawa Parliament Hill, Canada, the Canadian High Commission in Abuja, Chief Mrs. Funmi Jabaru, Aremo Ademola Oniru, and Olori Eyo, Oba Dosunmu Akinsiku.
Also, the Otun Balogun of Iwo, Chief Abiola Ogundokun from his vacation in London has congratulated the Oluwo while the Olowu-Kuta, Oba Ahmed Adekunle Oyelude, called in from France.