Oba Ogungbe Celebrates 17 Years On Throne, Confers Chieftaincy Titles On 2 Personalities

By Peace Chinenye

Seme- Border went gog last Friday as HRM Oba (Dr) Sejiro Olalekan Ogungbe- James ( JP) celebrated his 17th coronation anniversary with thanksgiving and special fundraising held at Kweme Palace, Annex for the foundation laying ceremony of new Multimillion Naira Kweme Ultra Modern Palace.

HRM Oba (Dr) Sejiro Olalekan Ogungbe- James, JP, (1st right) in a photograph during his 17th coronation anniversary

According to Kabiyesi Sejiro, the essence of the event was to raise funds for the proposed ultramodern befitting palace close to the Atlantic ocean.

During the event, Kabiyesi also bestowed new honorary chieftaincy titles on two dignitaries; Dr John Emoabigbo Uwuseba, who was also the chairman of the occasion, Otunba Bobakeye and his wife Yeye Otunba Bobakeye of Kweme Kingdom while Chief Joseph.O. was installed as the Eze Indigbo of Owode, Badagry, Lagos.

Responding, Dr John appreciated Oba Sejiro for the honour and his move to bring good will to the kingdom in addition to the proposed ultramodern palace with a fantastic arctechural design, stressing that more support was needed towards the magnificent edifice.

On his part, the newly installed Eze Ndigbo of Owode Chief Joseph also thanked Oba Sejiro for his detribalized nature and the recognition of the lgbo community with the title bestowed on him.

One of the special guests, chief Adisa Osi-Efa, who is a friend to the late Oba James ( Kabiyesi’s father), described the celebrant as a sociable and nice friend. Chief Osi-Efa enjoined Oba Sejiro to continue with the developments especially on the proposed ultramodern Palace.

The epoch-making event was graced by people from all walks of life including royal fathers, Baales, chiefs, religious groups, Captains of industries, the youth and others

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Among the prominent personalities at the event include: Oba Akran ( Represented by Atona of Badagry) , Oba Ajido, the Onimeke of lmeke kingdom, the Alajara and. Onikoga of lkoga kingdom., Hon. Solomon Bonu ( LASHA, Badagry Constituency 01, Proxy), Chief Adisa Osi-Efa, Prince Abiodun Christopher ( PhD) Bashorun of kweme and others.

Badagry being an ancient town with rich historical and cultural heritage, there were series of cultural and traditional display by Woro group and Sangbeto which added colour to the event, making it more lively, with a guest Artist, Escaper, entertaining the guests.

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