Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Saturday, July 24 presented a staff of office to his royal majesty, OBA AKEEM OLUSAYO OGUNGBANGBE, Ajagbusi-Ekun VI as the new Owaloko of Iloko-Ijesa.
Oba Akeem Olusayo Ogungbangbe was elected on Wednesday 26th of August, 2015 as The Ajagbusi-Ekun, Owaloko of lloko-ljesa.
Six years after, his appointment and election as the Owaloko of Iloko-ljesa was confirmed by the Osun State Executive Council under the leadership of Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola on 19th of April, 2021.
The new monarch, Oba Akeem Olusayo Ogungbangbe inherited the throne of his forefathers nine years after the demise of late Oba Oladele Olashore who died of heart attack at the age of 77.
His traditional rites commenced on 5th of May, 2021 and he was honorably placed on the throne after the completion of the traditional rites on 13th of May, 2021 as the OWALOKO OF ILOKO-IJESA.
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He was born on February 22, 1964.
He was born into the family of Alhaji Benjamin Oyediji Taiwo Ogungbanghe and Princess Victoria Ogungbangbe.
His late father, Alhaji Benjamin Ogungbangbe who died on May 14th 2002 was the Chief Imam of Iloko-ljesa.
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His late father, Alhaji Benjamin Ogunghangbe was the founder of Osowusi Muslim Commercial High School, Iloko-ljesa; the first post-primary educational institution in Iloko-ljesa.
He attended L.A primary school, Iloko-Ijesa.
He attended Osowusi Muslim Commercial High School, Iloko-ljesa.
He obtained his A-level Certificate at Oyo State College of Arts & Sciences, Ile-Ife.
He later studied Linguistics at the prestigious University of Ibadan, graduating with B.A. (Hons) Linguistics in July 1987.
He did his National Youth Service programme at Command Secondary School, Zaria Road, Jos, Plateau State between August, 1987 and July 1988.
He has a long and outstanding career in the field of Advertising and Marketing Communications.
He started his professional career at Impact Corporate & Product Promotions Limited in 1988 and joined Ogilvy Benson & Mather Nigeria Limited (OBM) Yaba, Lagos.
At Ogilvy Benson & Mather Nigeria Limited (OBM), he rose from the rank of a Trainee Media Executive to Group Head, Client Service and Media.
He resigned in August 2000 from Ogilvy Benson & Mather Nigeria Limited to explore his entrepreneurial instincts.
He is now a founder, co-founder and core investor in a thriving group of companies in the field of Advertising. Digital Printing. Agriculture, Hospitality and Transportation/Logistics.
He is a registered Member of The Advertising Practitioner Council of Nigeria (APCON).
He is a fellow of Institute of Direct Marketing of Nigeria. An Honourary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON).
He got married to Olori Modupeola Kikelomo Ogungbangbe from the Obanla Jimoh Joseph Ibironke family of Ita-Offa in Ilesa, Osun State.
He is blessed with four children, two men and two women.
He is a philanthropist, a social influencer, a community leader and mobiliser.
He has initiated, financed and executed projects in both public and community institutions such as Primary and Secondary Schools, Police Stations, Road Projects, Bus Shelters, Mosques, Churches, etc.