Popular Nollywood actor known for his outstanding acting talents, Odunlade Adekola might likely become a king in Ekiti state.
The actor based in Abeokuta, but hails from Iletun, a prominent royal family in Otun Ekiti’s turn to produce the next king.
Onyxnewsng gathered that Odunlade Adekola, has reportedly been chosen by his royal family to represent them.
However, one of the advantages Odunlade has over other candidates is his closeness to the governor of the state.
He gained popularity with his major role in Ishola Durojaye’s 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has acted in multiple Nollywood movies since then. He is the CEO of Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP).
Onyxnewsng understands that the monarch’s position is rotational, its Odunlade’s family’s turn to be crowned the next “Oba” of the town.
The online news platform gathered that the Imuya royal family has served their term as they produced the late Oba Popoola.
The monarch, who was a former chairman of the state’s council of Obas between 2006 and 2008 died at the age of 62.
Onyxnewsng reports that few days ago, there were rumours that some ruling houses had raised the alarm that the kingmakers reportedly gathered in a secret location to select one of the contestants for the stool without carrying the state government along.
This development created unnecessary tension in the community, but later calmed when the government representatives led by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi intervened.
The kingmakers have also been warned against violating the State Chieftaincy Law and due process in the selection of the next monarch for the town. And every step taken would get the approval of the state governor, Dr Fayemi.
However, the five ruling homes in Otun Ekiti are: Iyaba, Iletun, Imuya, Obajewu and Odo Imo.