Saturday 4th November 2017 the ancient town Efon Alaye in Ekiti will play host to important personality to celebrate the rich history of Efon Alaaye kingdom, one of the earliest Yoruba kingdoms from Ile Ife, the monarch, as Oba (Dr.) Adesanya Aladejare, the Obalufon Alayemore and Alaaye of Efon Kingdom are set to play host to an assemblage of top dignitaries and eminent Nigerians.
The ancient kingdom in Ekiti state, will play host to some ‘who is who’ in Nigeria for the launching of a historical book titled “Ooni Obalufon Alayemore, The founder of Efon Alaaye Kingdom,” The landmark book, authored by a researcher and authority on Yoruba history, Prince Adelegan Adegbola will be publicly presented on Saturday, 4th November, 2017 at the Civic Centre in Efon Alaaye, Ekiti State.
The historical book, which is a follow up to an earlier publication on Ile Ife, will set straight some records and emphasise the strong linkage of Efon Alaaye to Ile Ife through the record-breaking Ooni Obalufon Alayemore, who reigned twice as Ooni and once as the first Alaaye of Efon kingdom.
Giving hint about the historical Odyssey of the legendary Ooni, the Alaaye, Oba Aladejare said the book tells the true background relationship between Ile-Ife and Efon Alaaye.
The former Chairman of Ekiti State Council of Obas pointed out that “History is sacrosanct, it is a notorious fact that the source of Yoruba history is from Ile-Ife”
The former University Don urges Yoruba indigenes everywhere to rally round the present Ooni of Ile-Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
The Alaaye also admonished Efon Alaaye indigenes at home and in the diaspora to uplift again their renowned spirit of unity of purpose in aid of the development of Efon Alaaye kingdom.
Meanwhile, the publisher of the book, Prince Adegbola said, the book was aimed at pinpointing the prime place of Efon Alaaye among ancient Yoruba Kingdoms.
Expected at the event under the distinguished Chairmanship of Aare Afe Babalola, include the Ekiti State Governor, Chief Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose as the Chief host, Chief Wole Olanipekun among other top dignitaries, Royal fathers, eminent statesmen, corporate leaders, and technocrats. The Royal father of the occasion is His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja II), the A role Oodua.