Meet the Oba Edu Adimula of Yorubaland, Oba Morakinyo Fatokun Jayeola (1)
By Bode Durojaiye.
If a man only knew how to master and control the realm of the supernatural, the world would be a much happier place.
Belief in the mystical powers, the spirit beings behind them and the human quest to control or influence them had produced a variety of specialists such as medicinal men, rainmakers, mediums, diviners, sorcerers, magicians and witches. Superstitions, totems, taboos and rituals grew out of such beliefs.
For safety and protection in a world dominated by the spirit beings and powers, one needs a spiritual compass for guidance and practical efforts for control, protection and security through religious rites, reverence to ancestors, symbolic totems and regulative taboos, rituals, superstitions, customs and specialists. For guidance and protection in life, one needs some, if not all, of these.
One of them is His Royal Highness, Oba Morakinyo Fatokun Jayeola is the Aare Isese of Oyo Empire, Oba Edu Adimula of Yorubaland , and the Okanlomo Asa conferred on him at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.
Oba Jayeola is also the Aare Amufawuni, Awise Awo Great Babalawo of Nigeria and the Seriki Awo of Oke Ogun land in Oyo State.
Oba Jayeola is a renowned strategic traditional religious leader who has a vision and can communicate it and make it happen.
A redoubtable and reliable traditionalist who envisions the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities.
HRM Jayeola enlists others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations, fosters collaboration, promoting cooperative goals, building trust and strengthening others by sharing power and discretion.
He models the way and clarify his personal values and set the example aligning actions and share values.
HRH Jayeola also recognises contributions by showing appreciation for individual’s excellence, celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community.
The Aare Isese has a proven character, humble,has a solid understanding of the God’s words, genuine love for people, a godly marriage and family, seeks God’s direction, modest, not arrogant, a peacemaker, fair and just, a good,learner , humble, sensible , kind , slow to anger, and one who surrounds himself with honest, trustworthy people and listens to them.
What is more, meeting Oba Edu Adimula of Yorubaland is meeting a devoted leader that does not tolerate wrongdoing, honest and open, makes rules that people are glad to follow, and protect the people, merciful and compassionate.
Others include, he does not tempt people to do evil, knowledgeable and mindful, leads in peacefulness and godliness , words are respectful, leads by example, not greedy for money, and a great Role Model.
To be continued….