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How Olori Elegushi Became Eleru Abiye Of Odo-Noforija Kingdom


opular Lagos Celebrity and business Woman, Olori Anifat Mojirayo Elegushi is in a celebrating mood right now. Last Sunday; 2nd October 2022, she was conferred with a significant chieftaincy title of Odo-Noforija Kingdom In Epe, a highbrow community in Lagos.


She was decorated and installed with the highly-referred "Erelu Abiye"  title, a position many celebrities long to occupy. With this, she joins the list of eminent personalities that have bagged notable chieftaincy titles from the town.


The installation ceremony was a big and glamorous event. In fact, it was well planned and publicised as part of the week-long events put in place to mark the 20th coronation anniversary and birthday of a septuagenarian king; HRM Oba (Dr.) Babatunde Ola Ogunlaja, The Aladeshoyin of Odo-Noforija Kingdom.


Olori Mojirayo Elegushi joined the likes of Otunba Jaiyeola Daramola and his loving wife; Yeye Olutoyin Omotayo Daramola as the Agbaakin and Yeye Agbaakin of Odo-Noforija Kingdom respectively. The other newly installed chiefs include the executive chairman of Eredo LCDA; Honourable Ismail Monsuru Akinloye, Mr. Ibiyinka Thanni and an expatriate Mr. Michael Wingate.


They were all taken to the inner Palace to embark on the traditional rites of the conferement of their respective titles while the king gave his blessings as they joined the stakeholders and ambassadors of the town.


Upon the completion of rites, they all came out looking more radiant and full of life as they were fully dressed in their full regalia and signatory caps that showed the inscription of the new titles boldly respectively written on them. They also have the symbolic leaves; "Ewo Akoko"  attached to their caps as they filled in as they walked through the reception hall with HRM the Aladeshoyin of Odo-Noforija.


Their arrival got most of the guests excited to see and welcome the king and his newly installed chiefs. Meanwhile, they stood to give them the required ovation. A moment many of them came to see having travelled from a long distance to the Odo-Noforija Kingdom. It's indeed a worthwhile experience for them, something they have been waiting to witness. Later on, HRM Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi handed over a certificate of the title conferred on each of the new chiefs to them. He took time to admonish and charge them to work towards the development of Odo-Noforija Kingdom. He however congratulated each of them as they came forth to receive their certificates.


Olori Mojirayo was the pretty and last darling wife of the late Oba Yekini Elegushi. She is well-read and highly industrious.


Olori Mojirayo had a fantastic upbringing and her journey into prominence was quite inspiring. she was born over 60 years ago as the daughter of the noble  Alhaji and Alhaja Raheem Atanda in Ibadan, Oyo State. She spent most of her formative years in Ibadan before travelling to London for further studies. There she attended Ticketing School in London and got the basic knowledge and skills of the Airline Ticketing Course. She later proceeded to The South East University to acquire advanced knowledge in Ticketing and Traveling Courses. She worked briefly with Nigerian Airways and the Metropolitan Police in London before going into full-scale business.


The beautiful Olori was a Gold merchant for a while before venturing into another highly lucrative business which is in textile.


Olori Mojirayo Elegushi who is now the Erelu Abiye of Odo-Noforija Kingdom runs the popular company in Lagos called Sunlight Textile. She has also done well by building the Sunlight Plaza, a commercial hub where people travel from far and near to buy quality clothing materials.


Rejoicing with the king and Celebrating Olori Mojirayo Elegushi on her new title; the Erelu Abiye of Odo-Noforija Kingdom was a special one and something remarkable. Family, friends and associates of the beautiful Olori stormed Odo-Noforija Kingdom in Epe for the ceremony. They turned up in large numbers to witness the epoch event. The list of eminent personalities among the guests was quite long and inexhaustible. 

Notable among them are over 50 top kings from the length and breadth of Yoruba land. We as well have in attendance dignitaries from all walks of life. Some of them are top politicians, technocrats, educationists, captains of industries, celebrities, socialites and many others. Worthy of note among them are the likes Deputy Governor of Lagos State; Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, former Lagos First Lady; the nonagenarian Lady Doja Otedola, Former Justice of Supreme Court; Justice Adeshola Oguntade (rtd), Princess Adesola Hastrup,  Federal House of Rep. Member and Ariwajoye of Epe Noforija; Hon. Wale Raji, Iyalaje Odua; Princess Toyin Kolade, Alhaja Silifat Peller aka Lady Peller, the highly influential High Chief Akin Fijabi, and many others. The ceremony was no doubt the biggest and mother of all events and this will remain so for long.


Mounting the stage to entertain guests sitting under the mighty marquee for Olori Mojirayo Elegushi was none but the popular female music sensation and Waka Queen Salawa Abeni. Her evergreen songs spiced up the party as many of the guests had great fun; singing and dancing to rejoice with Olori Anifat Mojirayo Elegushi, who just added to her feathers of honours. She is now the Erelu Abiye of the Odo-Noforija Kingdom.

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