|The king having a tete-a-tete|
|The Oloris, the King & Prince Lanre Tejuosho|
|Papa Ayo Oritsejafor and Tope Alabi|
Revered monarch and one of the most prominent kings from Ogun State, his royal highness, Oba Dr Adedapo Adewale Tejuosho, the Osile-Oke Ona Egba, Karunwi III, clocked 28 years on the throne of his forbears very recently and to celebrate the occasion, his organisation Oba Karunwi Evangelical Movement organised the 28th hours praise marathon as a form of thanksgiving.
The royal father is an avowed Christian, who has for several years now, proudly carried the flag of his faith very openly, without fear or favour.
The very lovable king, who is a wonderful father to 20 plus kids, and the husband of 3 gorgeous and quite colourful Oloris (queens) was crowned March 20, 1989 exactly and this year is his 77 birthday.
The king has had many momentous opportunities to showcase his faith to the admiration of all. The only son of the 3rd Iyalode of Egbaland, which is the highest cheiftaincy title a woman can hold in the land, in 2005 when he was 67 years old caused to be removed from his father's compound the Obatala idol, which caused a lot of anger against him then, by the traditionalists. In fact another King then rose in open opposition against him, castigating against going against the tradition and culture of the land, that Oba actually died a year later.
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At another point in his life on the throne, he openly and publicly denounced and renounced his membership of the Order of Freemasons.
At this year's evebt which marked his 28th coronation anniversary, gospel artist Tope Alabi gave a performance of her life, at a point busting into a popular dance step called "shoki". Also in attendance at the event was Pastor "papa" Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor, the former CAN President, Senator Lanre Tejuosho, the 1st son of the monarch and many others.
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