Even as the city of Ibadan mourns the demise of its paramount monarch Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, IBPulse has been bombarded with information request on who will be elevated to the throne. Guess no further, he is High Chief Saliu Adetunji, the Balogun of the Olubadan-in-council.
High Chief Adetunji is a famous business magnate who is the founder of 3 foremost music marketing companies known as Omo Aje Sound Studio, Adetunji Label and Baba Laje Records.
His company markets Fuji maestro, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde aka K1 the Ultimate music.
He became Mogaji (the head of the family) in 1976. He became Jagun Balogun (the first line on the Balogun rung) in 1978! He is now over 80 years old.
High Chief Adetunji elevation is coming after the council lost two of its prominent members late last year in less than two weeks after the death of High Chief Balogun Sulaimon Adegboyega Omiyale, Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, who was next in rank to the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, and another second in rank in the Olubadan-In-Council, High Chief Omowale Kuye.
In an interview on how he helped K1 the Ultimate, High Chief Adetunji said: ”When we first met, it was when late Haruna Ishola died and I asked him to go to the burial with me so as to witness how things are being done in the industry and when we got there, he saw everything.
”When we returned home, he sat down and composed a song for the late musician which was titled Talaso and whenever people wanted it, they would request for the song he did for Haruna Ishola but not Talaso. So we went back to studio to do another one called Talaso 84 and then another came.
”We produced another one called Talaso 85, people loved it and went for it, it sold out so much and that was how he came to stardom.”
Story culled from Naij.com