The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, has died. The respected Yoruba monarch died yesterday evening after a brief illness. He is said to have suddenly lost consciousness. He was 101 years old. May his soul rest in peace…amen.
Oba Odulana ascended the throne in 2007 as the 39th Olubadan of Ibadan land. He was the 17th Olubadan since the title was elevated from Baale Ibadan to the Olubadan in 1930. The first traditional ruler to bear the new title was Oba Okunola Abass who reigned from 1930-1946.
Next in line to the throne is the Balogun of Ibadan land, High Chief Saliu A.O. Adetunji.