Ile-Oluji

The 31st Jegun Olu Ekun of Ile-Oluji

The 31st Jegun Olu Ekun of Ile-Oluji

It was Gianni Versace (1946-1997), the critically acclaimed Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, who said in one of his perceptive moments that “in the past, people were born royal; nowadays, royalty comes from what you do”. King Sunny Ade also weighed in on this when he sang, “bibi ire o see fowo ra, o ti daju; ki a bi eni, ko to ka tun ara eni bi”. Simply put, it is not just enough to have the royal blood flowing in your vein; you must also develop yourself and “validate” your royal birth through your acts and deeds.