The Akosin of Yorubaland, Chief Habeeb Okunola in a warm handshake with President Muhammadu Buhari after being decorated with the national merit award of MON , yesterday in Abuja.


What the late Alaafin said about Akosin of Yorubaland

“Chief Habeeb Okunola is the glass half full kind of people, who is comfortable with who he is “

By Bode Durojaiye.

The late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba ( Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III,before his demise spoke Exclusively with his Director of Media and Publicity, BODE DUROJAIYE, on the traits of Chief Habeeb Okunola, the Akosin of Yorubaland, the MD/CEO TILT Group of Companies Limited, and Founder of Habeeb Okunola Foundation.

The Paramount Ruler told his media aide to embargo report on it till the day of reckoning.

Alaafin said he consulted the Oyomesi, the king makers and traditional cabinet, before selecting Mr. Habeeb Okunola.

According to him , the chieftancy title, Akosin of Yorubaland is interpreted as the first person in Yorubaland to perform an extraordinary feat worthy to be celebrated.

“The prestigious title which is deeply rooted in the origin of the old Oyo empire, bestows its holder enormous legitimate authority across all the Yoruba Kingdoms”.

On the title holder

Alaafin : ” Chief Habeeb Okunola, the Akosin of Yorubaland is respectful. Young people appreciate being treated with respect and admire those who treat them and others that way. He demonstrates selflessness, democratic, and non-prejudiced to views. The business mogul is optimistic and creative, as he inspires others with an upbeat, optimistic outlook on life”.

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi said Chief Okunola sees the bright side in difficult situations and can find creative solutions to their problems.

” Akosin has a sense of style, flair, and confidence. He possesses a quality which is hard to pin down, but which attracts followers and inspires people to action.

“His communication skills, maturity, humility, compassion, substance, and confidence are behold to watch. Akosin is someone to be trusted through tough times and also help people stay grounded when things are good.

He has maturity and character. He doesn’t believe in empty showmanship, but draws on his wisdom and knowledge which he had accumulated over the years of life and business experiences.
He behaves in a mature and responsible manner on all occasions”.

The Royal Father went further, ” He ( Akosin) is eminently a distinguished personality with a sense of humility. He places a lot of values on each employee and have the ability to truly listen to their concerns.

Akosin is compassionate and inspired great loyalty from his employees. He is a wonderful man. Compassion, integrity, honesty, and fortitude are also qualities that Akosin exhibits.

Charisma can exist without substance, but only for a very short time. Flashy and glitzy behaviour may capture the attention of people, but eventually they will want something substantial beneath the façade.

As a charismatic leader, Akosin not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk”.

Chief Habeeb Okunola, the Paramount Ruler asserted , “is the glass half full kind of people, and is comfortable with who he is “.

“He understands himself well and do not try to be anyone else. Just as he is secure and confident enough to be comfortable in his own skin.

Akosin’s warm, open, and positive body language is really fascinating.

He makes eye contact with were that they are talking to, smile, and introduce themselves to strangers with the genuine joy of making a new contact.

Akosin is an an endearing swagger, and is authentic, as he is extremely a good listener who When he listens to you, doesn’t fidget or look distracted”.

Oba Adeyemi conclusively submitted that Akosin pays attention to what is being said and listens with interest. He is engaged in the conversation and act with empathy.

Bode Durojaiye, is the Director of Media and Publicity to the Alaafin of Oyo.

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