Popular Fuji artiste King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall and sensational pop-gospel singer, Lanre Teriba popularly known as Atorise, treated the cream of Ibadan elite to delightful music at a royal banquet sponsored by Globacom in honour of the new Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji last weekend in Ibadan.
The royal banquet which was organised in collaboration with the Olubadan Coronation Reception Committee added colour, sublime music, dance and comedy to the coronation of Oba Adetunji the previous day.
KWAM 1 is a long standing associate of the Olubadan as he was signed to the traditional ruler’s record label in the early 80s. His beats got sons and daughters of the city from all walks of life shuffling their feet.
Earlier, while Lanre Teriba was performing, Chief S.L. Lagunju, lawyer and Ibadan-born 90-year-old childhood friend of the new monarch could not resist the urge to dance as he walked gingerly to the podium where he moved rhythmically to the beats. This earned the admiration of the lively audience at the event.
Mrs Banke Ajao, an indigene of Ibadan who attended the banquet gave kudos to Globacom for its support for the coronation and especially for the royal banquet which she described as a breath of fresh air in the town.
Ahmed Apampa, another Ibadan indigene expressed appreciation to Globacom and noted that the company had displayed its commitment to the welfare of Nigerians by not only making its products and services available, but also by providing an atmosphere of glee and euphoria at such an epochal ceremony as the king’s coronation.
Oba Adetunji is the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland and succeeded Oba Odulana Odugade who went to be with his ancestors on January 19, this year.