Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II


Adeyinka Oyekan II (June 30, 1911 – March 1, 2003) was Oba of Lagos from 1965 to 2003. He was the grandson of Oba Oyekan I.


Early Life and Training

Adeyinka’s father was a Methodist trainer, Prince Kusanu Abiola Oyekan.Adeyinka Oyekan attended the Methodist Boys High School and King’s College, Lagos earlier than studying Pharmacy at Yaba College of Higher Education. A religious Christian, he became a member of the Tinubu Methodist Church and previous Sunday School instructor.



After graduating from Yaba Higher College, Adeyinka turned into hired at General Hospital, Lagos in 1933.


In 1965, Adeyinka became the Oba and eventually became a member of the Western House of Chiefs; this turned into at some stage in a crisis in the western part of Nigeria which ended in lack of lives. He reigned as Lagos Monarch from 1965 till 2003. Adeyinka Oyekan was the second Christian Oba of Lagos, the primary being Ibikunle Akitoye. He was taken into consideration as a pacifist and bridge builder all through his reign.Adeyinka Oyekan turned into a pharmacist beneath the Methodist Mission at Amachara and Umuahia within the then East Central State of Nigeria. During World War II, he served as a sergeant within the Third Field Ambulance 81st (W.A.) Division. After his navy career he became employed with the Lagos State Ministry of Health.



An outstanding descendant is his son, Oba Mobandele Oyekan of Ilado, whose professional identity as a monarch is Onilado of Ilado.

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