|Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi|
|Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinrutan|
|Royal father with panache|
|Royalty in full package|
Both are very well respected royal fathers and both also extraordinarily colourful and imposing. Their stools are held sacred, though one far more than the other in terms of hierarchy based on the history, culture and the tradition of the Yotubas.
Both are very okay in terms of wealth, but one far far more than the other, in fact the unsubstantiated belief is that the Olugbo is the richest and wealthiest Nigerian king. He owns and is the chairman of a oil and gas brand, named after himself. The Ooni by contrast used to be mainly a developer, and he is one of the investors that built Inagbe Resort, one of West Africa's most beautiful resorts.
While age is far more on the side of the Ooni, who is just 42. The Olugbo on the other side is his 60s and not getting any younger, thank God for money he would have aged far more obviously.
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Since they both ascended the thrones of the forefathers, both have acquited themselves so well on the style stake. Though his imperial majesty, the Ooni, favours more of white outfits, that has not stopped him from adding a dash of colours here and there quite often, which has always come out as a perfect blend. It's so obvious that the monarch or his stylist has a good eye.
But 3 things has always stood him out or always stands him out, those his bejewelled crowns in different colours, that sparkles greatly in the light, as they are encrusted with bedazzling beads/crystals are to die for, and that they sit ever so elegantly on his royal head is an added good flair. His very colourful staffs also in different colours, which most often matches his crown and which we suspect like his crowns are made from Swarovski crystals are always a delight to behold. And then most outstandingly, those gorgeous and extraordinarily colourful shoes in all the colours of the rainbow, that he favours are a delight to behold always. There's the dash that the shoes add to kabiyesi's whole package, we beg to be corrected, when we say that no other king in Nigeria bar none, has ever added that kind of twist. he has those royal clogs in purple, lilac, gold, silver etc. The beauty of it all is in the whole package, the Ooni is young, tall, handsome and he has carriage. His youth sets him apart and then, there's that regal, imposing Rolls Royce that completes the whole package. Kabiyesi is on point. No wonder in only just a year of his reign, he was awarded by the organisers of the Africa Fashion Week London & Nigeria, as the ''Royal Father with Panache', an award that came with a gigantic crystal plaque sponsored by Swarovski.
Now also to the awesomely impressive Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom. whose every ounce of his imposing figure speaks royalty. There is the air that the oba invokes, the atmosphere that surrounds him. Though not as young as the youthful Ooni, Kabiyesi still knows a thing or 2 about style apparently and he ain't shy at all about it. is it really him, or does he have in his employ a stylist? That we dont know. But we know that he favours all colours of super expensive laces very well and he wears his garbs well and they don't wear him. Unlike the Ooni, he favours more mature colours in his shoes, a sizeable collection of which he owns, being a billionaire, those little things wouldn't count for him. His jewelry collection made up of humongous neck chains & diamond encrusted rings and watches are out of the world. Those outstanding, gigantic gold chains mixed with beads as worn by the Olugbo, the Ooni favours more the traditional corals. It is with his car collection that the Olugbo, throws many all comers down, the king loves those machine on wheels and he always updates his garage as at when due, with many colourful state of the art, custom made chariots. He has them in many brands and exciting colours.
So who of the 2 royal fathers is the most stylish? The excitingly youthful Ooni? or the never say die Olugbo?
|Oba Enitan Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi|
|Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinrutan|