Recent events across the Yoruba States have proven beyond every reasonable doubt that Yoruba Obas are very stylish especially with their newly adopted ways of dressings. They have taken their fashion style into another level. Most of them spend millions of naira on their dressing, especially on their crowns and royal staffs: It is very rare to see a Yoruba Oba without the new embellished crown and royal staff. It is the new fashion trend among them.
Aside from the fact that they wear expensive or luxury fabrics, they complement it with a matching embroided crown and staff. Of course, Obas are known to be lovers of fashion and luxury things but in recent times, they have proven to us that they are indeed a fashionista.
Some of them rock crowns and staffs that are worth millions of naira, although, not only do they spend millions on their crowns and staff, they also rock luxury lace, like swiss lace, million stoned lace, and other expensive fabrics and also, a matching designer shoe, but their beautifully embellished crowns and staffs make them centre of attraction at any function. We can also call them head turners because they always capture everybody’s attention. Some of them even rock it with and embellished shoe to show that they are truly fashion icons. This trend has been on for a while but recently, more Obas have also fallen in love with it.
A typical example is one of the powerful King in Yorubaland that loves rocking the embellished crown and staff is Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife. He is one of the stylish Yoruba Obas, he is always seen in a beautiful royal attire that is so white that one would be scared of their shadow casting a stain on it. What about the precious crystal stones on his crown and his royal staff? They always dazzle when he walks.
If you are easily captured seeing influential people up close, the intimidating height, the charming good looks and magnificent royal attire of this King will get you to star struck.
Another sophisticated Oba that sure knows how to make people turn 360 degrees is Oba Abdul Rasheed Olawale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwoland. This young, energetic and handsome King is also one of the top fashionable Kings in Yorubaland. He is well known for his high fashion sense. He has also been spotted many times rocking a stylish attire with the embellished crown and embellished royal staff.
Imperial Majesty, Oba Abdul-Fatai Akorede Akamo, the Olutori of Itoriland has also been seen rocking the embellished crown and embellished royal staff on several occasion. So also is the young and stylish Oba Elegushi of Ikateland, Oba Saheed Elegushi, he is also a big fan of the embellished crown and embellished royal staff–Toyin Ogundiya