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Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona (born 10 May 1934) is the ”Awujale” of the Ijebu Kingdom – a traditional state in Nigeria.

He was installed as the king in 1960, making him one of the longest reigning monarchs in Nigeria. His father was Prince Rufai Adeto and mother, Alhaja Ajibabi Adetona (née Onashile). As king, he represents the Anikilaya ruling family.

Destined to be an Oba, Prince Sikiru Kayode Adetona was far way in the United Kingdom in pursuit of a professional career when the Anikinaiya ruling house from which he descended invited him home to ascend the throne of his ancestors following the demise of Oba Daniel Robertson Adesanya Gbelwguwa ll in January 1959.


The Ojude Oba is a Yoruba festival held in Ijebu Ode, a town in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria.

It is held annually the third day after Eid al-Kabir. It is a festival whereby different cultural age groups known as regberegbe parades at the front of the king’s palace on the third day of Eid al Kabir festival popularly referred to as “Ileya” in Yoruba language.

Ojude Oba which means king’s fore-court in Yoruba language is usually celebrated with pomp and pageantry by about 1,000,000 people from different parts of the world and Nigeria especially those from Yoruba origin and most especially by people of Ijebu descent all over the world.

Ojude Oba is one of the most glamorous cultural and spiritual festivals in Ijebuland and in Ogun State in general. This is a celebration that has traditional, cultural, religious, social, and military significance. It has been celebrated for more than 100 years.