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July 16, 2018

Ooni composes poem to eulogise Ogun First Lady, Olufunso Amosun

Ooni composes poem to eulogise Ogun First Lady, Olufunso Amosun

The wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun has been described as a jewel whose deeds and merits are written in gold.

Olufunso Amosun admires her gift from Ooni

This was revealed on Saturday July 4 in Ile- Ife by the custodian of Oduduwa heritage, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, during a book launch written and dedicated to her name with title, “Queen Moremi Ajasoro” held at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The monarch described the Ogun State First Lady as an Amazon in the likeness of the legendary Queen Moremi Ajasoro, a powerful and courageous Queen who fought a fierce war during her time to save her people from marauding invaders.

While extolling Olufunso Amosun as a woman in character of the legend, His imperial majesty who presented to Her Excellency with a framed souvenir of written poem by him described her as a courageous, intelligent, beautiful, humble, soft spoken and selflessly useful to the society just like Queen Moremi served in her time.

His imperial majesty also said that her generosity, humility and magnanimity in service makes her a role model, while as a caring mother, she has remained a strong pillar in the sustenance of democracy in Ogun State behind her husband, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun State.

“Olufunso Amosun has immensely supported cultural agenda in Ogun State, Nigeria and beyond. Her merits has been written in gold and she has become a heroine in Yorubaland”, says the Ooni.

The book, “Queen Moremi Ajasoro” written and produced by Princess Ronke Ademiluyi in collaboration with Oduduwa foundation and Obafemi Awolowo University, Center for Cultural Studies was launched by Ooni of Ife as a historic book in preservation of Yoruba cultural heritage. The book written in two languages,

English and Yoruba is a monumental documentary of the feats of the famous Yoruba Amazon, “Queen Moremi Ajosoro” who fought wars, sacrificed her only son for the emancipation of her people from the marauding intruders. It will be used in schools as a history book. According to Ooni, her legendary feat brought peace that monarchs, royal home and entire Yoruba race enjoys today.

Mrs. Olufunso Amosun in company of her husband, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun State was a cynosure to behold at the hall as tributes after tributes and accolades were bestowed on her by numerous speakers.

Speakers who showered encomium on Ogun First Lady include, Ondo state governor, Arakunri Rotimi Akeredolu, Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof Eyintayo Ogunbodede, Iyalode Alabama Lawson, representative of Kwara State First Lady and host of others.

The venue was filled to the brim with royal fathers, monarchs, government officials, Academia and cultural enthusiasts from far and near.

Special guests at the launch include the Olugbon of Orileigbon, Oba Olushola Alao as the chairman of the occasion, wife of Osun State governor, Mrs. Sherifat Aregbesola; Mrs. Moremi Soyinka-Onilaja, daughter of Prof. Wole Soyinka; among others.