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Oluwo Of Iwoland Oba Akanbi Not A Cultist Like Most Kings In Nigeria – Friend Defends Monarch

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Oluwo Of Iwoland Oba Akanbi Not A Cultist Like Most Kings In Nigeria – Friend Defends Monarch

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April 19, 2016 – Oluwo Of Iwoland Oba Rasheed Adewale Akanbi Not A Cultist Like Most Kings In Nigeria, His Ex-Canadian Wife Rakiya Asabe Is An Hausa Lady – Friend Defends Monarch

A close source to the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Rasheed Adewale Akanbi has penned an open letter to Nigerians in his defence.

See the open letter below:

I have known the Emperor of Iwoland for quite a while. We actually met on Facebook and then in Nigeria. 1 thing I was damn sure of then was that he loved his wife so much. He was always sharing stuffs about her and he even encouraged us to join some groups about some of the activities of his wife. Even though I met with Kabiyesi today 18 April 2016, I didn’t ask about this issue because of the age difference between us. But I know Kabiyesi very well. He will freely speak to you on a variety of issue, except one that deeply hurts like this. Here are a few facts from this posts.

1. The Oluwo of Iwoland was not the author of the post. He writes far better than this. I won’t be able to share a message he sent to me on WhatsApp yesterday due to confidentiality. The Oluwo of Iwoland will never spell the name of his wife wrongly throughout an article. The wife is Asabe (Northern Nigeria) and not Asabi (Yoruba). If I recall perfectly, she’s Rekiya Asabe.

2. I remember Oluwo blocked one of my friends on all social media platforms because he said something bad about Asabe, then. I am going to tell the guy to come to this platform to confirm it. Oluwo also shared pictures of him picking his children from school and trying to encourage other parents to follow suit.

3. Asabe, from all indications, was a humble person who I believe loved her husband too. Even though we never met, I know she has a tattoo of her husband’s name which the king was always delighted about. What went wrong was beyond my comprehension.

4. I am aware that some people, without Oluwo’s consent, wrote different profiles about him and alleged that he has in his possession some properties which he never owned. Oluwo really does not respond much to criticism or defamation and he would never have replied such people. And for the same reason, he would never write this kind of rejoinder. FYI, Oluwo saw the article on this platform weeks before we saw it. We confronted him and he said he’s aware and that there’s no need to bother ourselves on other people’s opinions. His chief mission for now is making sure that he place Iwo on the proper position it belongs on the global map, he said.

5. Oluwo is well involved into community work all over the world. My first physical contact with him was on 8th Nov 2014 when he came to Nigeria to patch a damaged community road in partnership with our coalition (Iwoland Development Coalition), then as a Prince. It was established by some of our guys in Canada that he owns an NGO where they cater for old people who often suffer loneliness (I don’t know the actual name). No one in Iwoland will feign ignorance of Kabiyesi’s developmental work before bis ascension.

6. When Oluwo was at Ile-Onto (where King-designates are kept before coronation), I swear to God Oluwo told me of his plan to find a way of bringing his family from Canada to Nigeria. After the coronation, I asked about his children but he said it’s unfortunate they couldn’t make it. I observed he was unhappy as to the reason why and he won’t discuss it.

7. Yesterday, Kabiyesi gave us a lecture on how to treat women. I will share this post with others involved to come and corroborate mg story. He mentioned that he allowed his queen to wear a crown because they deserve the honour from their king. He said people hardly noticed queens, they’re not allowed to have friends and they’re not allowed to leave the Palace. The king himself is never available and so they’re all alone. Therefore, the king must do everything possible to make life more interesting for them.

8. Kabiyesi is a devout Muslim and won’t worship any other being except Allah. He does not belong to any cult as most traditional rulers do. He’s trying to wipe out in entirety, the worshipping of idols. He does not deal in things as illegal as trafficking drugs.

9. Kabiyesi is never interested in making his private life a public discussion. He does not even approve of me writing this kind of thing as you can see that I didn’t write any comment on your initial post. I just feel so uncomfortable this time around and I couldn’t stand the great injustice some ignoramuses are doing to his being. The people who decided to make this public are just too ashamed of their actions and could not summon the courage to face him and apologise. And that’s why they’ve been writing under Pseudonyms.

10. Kabiyesi was in the US last year. The pictures from his trip was widely shared by him on his Facebook account now hacked and taken down. Among the people he men there are Niyi Rufai (, Kabiyesi will also visit the US later this year to meet with Iwo indigenes in the States).

I have a strong respect for the lady involved because I have ladies in my family. I have written all these to the best of my knowledge and nothing more. Kabiyesi is also a man that does not turn down anyone so if you’re logical enough to have a reasonable conversation, email me for his phone number. But I seriously doubt if he’ll discuss his private life with anyone.



  1. bimbo

    April 19, 2016 at 3:11 AM

    educated olodo loki man

  2. Metu Nyetu

    April 19, 2016 at 4:43 AM

    The only thing that I will argue any day is your statement that he is not a cultist. Even if he was not when he was in Canada, now in Nigeria, he must have blended. He must be initiated before he is crowned a traditional ruler in any order. Or was there no rites performed prior to his coronation? That, I do not believe.

  3. fifelomo

    April 19, 2016 at 6:46 AM

    Nice scripts. You need not go far, its okay.

  4. Danti

    April 19, 2016 at 6:49 AM

    Royal cultism in Yorubaland is always for the security and betterment of the people you governed; not otherwise. Every system of government in this planet has cults to preserve influence and orders on their subjects. If you read deeper about the British monarchy or American system, then you will agree that cultism among the ruling class, is natural. What you see this days in the media is the bastardization or pejoration of the word CULT.

  5. mulikat

    April 19, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    not in Yoruba Land, we have Corobation performed, if he didnt do that, he cant be Kabeyesi,for that matter, no Islam or Christian cant stop that, only u dont want to be Oba.Oba of Lagos, Oyo and Offa are born Muslims,this religion came to yoruba just 200ys Islam and Christianity,so forget thatnothing to do with cultist is traditional way to performed b4 u become Oba,so i dont belive u atall,forget that part,if u dont want, u will not give ur name ,if they ask is ur familie house time to be Oluwo.

  6. sola olaniyi

    April 19, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    if i hear say he no be cultist..there is no king in Nigeria that is not a cultist.

  7. Sherifa

    April 19, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    Awwwwwww! is great to know that he is a good man!

  8. mulikat

    April 19, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    not in Yoruba Land, we have Coronation performed, if he didnt do that, he cant be Kabeyesi,for that matter, no Islam or Christian cant stop that, only u dont want to be Oba.Oba of Lagos, Oyo and Offa are born Muslims,this religion came to yoruba just 200ys Islam and Christianity,so forget that nothing to do with cultist is traditional way to performed b4 u become Oba,so i dont belive u atall,forget that part,if u dont want, u will not give ur name ,if they ask is ur familie house time to be Oluwo.My gt Father his first Oba of Ibadan, originated from Oyo Royal house, and other part of me, father of my Gr.mother is Oba in Ilaro so me as a woman am out, if our side come ,they ask us to give name,if my brother dont want this traditional performed ,that u call cultist,he will not give his name, no be by force, but sorry,once u give ur name and they chioce u,nothing will stop u, from going through all this.

  9. Andy

    April 19, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    Oluwo is the highest rank in Ogboni fraternity. His tittle as oluwo might just be a coincident and have nothing to do with cultism.

  10. betty

    April 19, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    U met him through Facebook so even if the king is a cultist u expect him to tell u funny u

  11. Tolu

    April 19, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Who send you message self? Leave Oluwo alone you are not to speak or defend him. This issue is beyond you so leave it alone. Let God fight his battle for him. There is nothing you can write that will make anyone to believe you. Se oba O losi Ipebi koto de ade ni abi ki lon so wipe ko se awo. He his into occultic. If he is Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries member I can believe you because Dr. Olukoya would have run him through series of deliverance and there would have been 24 hours prayer warrior assigned to him and to the land of Iwo to purge it but since he is not born again, that Oluwo has eaten and will continue to eat with the irumole. Take it or leave it.
    Both the first wife of Oluwo and Oni of Ife that all of you are defending are not responding to all this scandals because they are more matured. They are probably raising to make heaven and God to crown them instead of man.

  12. Uzoma

    April 19, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Please people this guy is now an Emperor. Address him as Emperor Rasheed Adewale Akanbi. He has changed his title.

  13. Afrika II (Dat Iwo-Boi)

    April 19, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    Oluwo is not a cultist and this he has reiterated many times, even in front of powerful traditional rulers. He’s a devout Muslim who has vowed not to associate any partner with Allah. He do admit that the pressure to join is enormous but he’s determined to maintain his stand. That’s why a quarter of the time, he’s dressed in Islamic attire.

  14. D Hunter

    April 19, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Only the yorubas can really drive home some points here to clear the air cos its their customs and traditions so they know better.

    This King is nolonger an ordinary Oba but an Emperor and should be address as such.
    Though, I expect the first Emperor in Nigeria to come from a place like Edo State bcos they are much into this empire/kingdom system of governance.

    Whatever, I am proud that at long last, we have an Emperor in Nigeria with Emperor Rasheed Adewale Akanbi of Iwoland representing.

    I take to strolling….

  15. Ms ERANKO

    April 19, 2016 at 3:52 PM


  16. Miliki mama

    April 19, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Call girl Sonia of Ife carry goooooo. Enjoy it while it last.Jamaica woman enjoy yours too while it last oooooo.

  17. Aisha

    April 19, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    All what this facebook friend of this king is looking for is chieftancy title and money. Yeye dey smell for your body.

  18. Sharon Stone

    April 19, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Guy i disagree with u by posting’ kabiyisi is not a cultist.

  19. Maryf

    April 24, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Whether he’s a cultist or not, how does it reduce the price of fuel, milk, rice and noodles

  20. Adebayo Adetokunbo Omo Olukoyi.

    November 17, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Kabiyesi Oba to jaye ju, Almighty Allha be with u. Long life. We see all what u perform at iwo ile iwo agbeyin. Amin Ase.

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