Popular and most loved movie star, Odunlade Adekola, who is Abeokuta based, but hails from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State; precisely a prominent royal family (Iletun) is set to become King.
Odunlade Adekola, who is from Iletun royal family in Otun Ekiti has reportedly been tipped as the new Oba of the town. He has been chosen by his royal family to represent them.
According to City People, it’s the turn of Odunlade family to produce the next Oba of the town because it’s rotational. The Imuya royal family has served their term as they produced the late Oba and it’s now Odunlade family.
And one of the advantages Odunlade has over other candidates is his closeness to the governor of the state. He is also a big star.
He gained popularity with his lead 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).
The five ruling houses in Otun Ekiti are: Iyaba, Iletun, Imuya, Obajewu and Odo Imo.
The Omuya royal family 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.
The big question now is, will Odunlade Adekola abandon acting and his big endorsements to become a king?