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Olori Arike Oniru I say over one million thanks to my creator, as the Yoruba proverb says (ki olorun sa maje ki eleda eni pada lehin eni amin) Looking back, I have no cause to regret the decision I made 40 years ago to marry Kabiyesi. He is a completely perfect husband and an exceptional father to all his children, even to those that are not his. Thank you, my husband! A father like you is very, very rare. We are grateful for the love and care you show us.

During the 20 years that he has been on the throne of his forefathers, he has done many unforgettable things for the people of Iruland that I know they all appreciate. I am sure he will go down in history as one of the greats.


I wish you, Akanbi, continued good health, wealth, happiness and all the good things that you deserve. I know and pray that with God behind you, you will continue to be unstoppable. Oko mi omo Oniru imahin, omo ake nigbo ki eru ba ara ona, omo o b’obirin sun dupe ore ana, emi e a tun gun ju ti baba to bi e lomo lo, amin. Kabiyesi o, long may you reign on the throne by God’s grace. Olori Arike Oniru Yeye Wura of Iruland