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University of Ibadan Mapo Hall Ibadanland Olubadan Palace Cocoa House


The Living Legendaries! The Icons of Ibadan!! Prominent Ibadan Indigenes!!!

HRM Oba (Dr.) Samuel Odulana Odugade I CFR, Olubadan of Ibadanland

The Olubadan is the royal title of the King of Ibadanland in Nigeria. Oba Samuel Odugade I is the 40th Olubadan and was crowned in August 2007 at the age of 93. HRM is an honourable man with a clear vision to restore the dignity and aspiration of the people of Ibadan in their transition from a warrior dissident people to the promise of Intellectual beacon that the city has evolved to become in modern times.
HE Abiola Ajimobi

HE Senator Isiaka Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi Abiola Ajimobi was born on the 16 December 1949 to the Ajimobi of Ibadan at Oja'ba, Ibadan. He assumed office as the incumbent governor of Oyo state on 29 May 2011. He studied Business Administration and Finance at the State University New York, in Buffalo, New York graduating with a Bachelors of Science. His MBA was in Operations Research and Marketing with a concentration in Finance at the Governor’s State University, Park Forest, Illinois. He was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company till he retired in 2003 after 26 years of service in the Oil industry. In 2003 he became a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria representing Oyo South from May 2003 to May 2007. He was a principal officer in the Senate, serving as the Deputy Minority leader of the Senate. In 1971 he married Florence Ajimobi and they have five children Abisola, Abimbola, Ajibola, Abolaji and Ajijola.
HE Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo

Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo (b. 1935) is a mathematician who became governor of Oyo State in Nigeria in October 1983, holding the office briefly until the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari took power in December 1983. He later became a power in the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State. Victor Omololu Sowemimo Olunloyo was born in Ibadan on April 14th 1935. His deceased father Horatio Olunloyo was Christian and his 99-year-old mother Alhaja Bintu Tejumola Olunloyo Adesokan is Muslim.[1] His father died in December 1948 when Victor Olunloyo was 13 years old.[2] Victor Olunloyo gained a Ph.D. from St. Andrews University in 1961. His thesis was on the Numerical Determination of the Solutions of Eigenvalue Problems of the Sturm–Liouville Type. He published several other papers on number theory and applied mathematics.[3]

Olunloyo was appointed Commissioner for Economic Development for the Western Region in 1962 at the age of 27, in the cabinet of Dr. Moses Majekodunmi. He was re-appointed when Colonel Adeyinka Adebayo was appointed military governor of Western State. Other positions included Commissioner for Community Development, Education (twice), Special Duties, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs which includes crowning of two of Nigeria's monarchs namely the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III and the Soun of Ogbomosho King Oyewunmi. He was appointed chairman of the Western Nigerian Development Corporation.[1]
Dr. Kase Lukman Lawal

Kase Lukman Lawal (born June 30, 1954)[1] is a Nigerian-born businessman who lives and works in the United States. Lawal was born June 30, 1954 in Ibadan. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Texas Southern University in 1976, and his MBA from Prairie View A&M University, Texas in 1978. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of CAMAC International Corporation, chairman and chief executive officer of CAMAC Energy Inc, and chairman of Allied Energy Corporation in Houston, Texas, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, CAMAC HOLDINGS;[2] vice chairman, Port of Houston Authority Commission. He also serves as a member of the board of directors and is a significant shareholder in Unity National Bank, the only federally insured and licensed African-American-owned bank in Texas. Lawal was a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Business Advisory Council and, in 1994, he was a finalist for the United States Business Entrepreneur of the Year.
Chief Richard Akinjide SAN

Chief Osuolale Abimbola Richard Akinjide, SAN is a Nigerian lawyer, politician and tribal nobleman. Born in the ancient city of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State in the southwest of the country in the early 1930s to an influential family of warriors, he exhibited extraordinary brilliance while in school and attended Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife from where he passed out in Grade One (Distinction, Aggregate 6). He travelled to the UK in 1951 for his higher education and was called to the English Bar in 1955 and later in Nigeria. He established his practice of Akinjide & Co soon after. The Firm remains one of the best in the country till date. He was a former minister of education in the government of Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa during the second republic and the minister for Justice in the administration of President Shehu Shagari. He was a member of the judicial systems sub-committee of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1975-1977 and later joined the National Party of Nigeria in 1978. He became the legal adviser for the party and was later appointed the Minister for Justice. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Sade Adu OBE

Helen Folasade Adu, OBE (Yoruba: Fọláṣadé Adú; born 16 January 1959), better known as Sade (/ʃɑːˈdeɪ/shah-DAY), is a Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. She first achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the Brit and Grammy Award winning English group Sade. In 2002, she received an OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and she dedicated her award to "all black women in England".[1] In 2012, Sade was listed at number 30 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women In Music.[2] Sade has a contralto vocal range.

Sade was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.[4] Her middle name, Folasade, means honor confers your crown.[5] Her parents, Adebisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yoruba background, and Anne Hayes, an English district nurse, met in London, married in 1955 and moved to Nigeria.[4] Later, when the marriage ran into difficulties, Anne Hayes returned to England, taking four-year-old[6] Sade and her older brother Banji to live with her parents.[4] When Sade was 11, she moved to Holland-on-Sea, Essex to live with her mother,[7] and after completing school at 18 she moved to London and studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.[4]

While in college, she joined a soul band, Pride, in which she sang backing vocals.[4] Her solo performances of the song "Smooth Operator" attracted the attention of record companies and in 1983, she signed a solo deal with Epic Records taking three members of the band, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale and Paul Denman, with her.[4] Sade and her band produced the first of a string of hit albums. Their debut album Diamond Life appeared in 1984. She is the most successful solo female artist in British history, having sold over 110 million albums worldwide.[4]

In 2002, she appeared on the Red Hot Organization's Red Hot and Riot, a compilation CD in tribute to the music of fellow Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti. She recorded a remix of her hit single, "By Your Side", for the album and was billed as a co-producer.

Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin

Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, a former Senior Special Assistant on Information Technology and Special Projects to former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Tinubu, in a media chat, spoke on his experience, the free medical mission, the “Abiyamo Project,” among others.

Prof. Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka

Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka (from Isara-Remo family, born 13 July 1934 in Abeokuta, Ogun State) is a Nigerian writer, notable especially as a playwright and poet; he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first person in Africa and the diaspora to