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About Oba Lawrence Oluwole Babajide, Bamigbala 1

His Royal Majesty, Late Oba Dr. Lawrence Oluwole Gbadewole Babajide, Bamigbala 1, the erstwhile Oluoke of Okeigbo Kingdom was born on July 23, 1931 into the family of Chief Daniel Ayinla Babajide and Madam Marian Omiyeni Onidede Babajide whom both hailed from Okeigbo Local Governemnt, Ondo State

Hailing from a polygamous family where his mother was the third wife, he was the third child of six (first four as male and last two being female). He received his primary school education from St Luke’s infant and primary schools, Okeigbo. Thereafter, the late Kabiyesi proceeded to Ondo Boys High School thereby where he made credible leadership impacts between 1950 – 1954

The Okeigbo Story

Okeigbo Kingdom, nestled in the Ondo State of Nigeria, is a place steeped in rich cultural heritage and history. It is a kingdom that exudes a sense of pride and identity, shaped by the remarkable individuals who have called it home.

History of Okeigbo

Derin Ologbenla, the founder of Okeigbo, was a warrior from Ile-Ife whose trade was to prosecute war on behalf of the poor and the oppressed. It was through one of his efforts to liberate people ...

The Olu Oke Throne

Okeigbo was believed to have been founded about the year 1831 through the expedition of some Ife kings men that came for peace mission assignment as directed by the then reigning Ooni Gbegbaaje who...

The Legend Of Igbo Irunmole

Igbo Olodumare is located in an ancient town of Oke-Igbo, Ondo State. The forest is made popular by David Olorunfemi Fagunwa in his numerous books; Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Olodumare, Ireke Onibudo...

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Burial Ceremony

On behalf of all sons and daughters of Okeigbo we would like to announce the Celebration of life of our Great Monarch

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20 July

Burial Ceremony - Day 1

Night of praise @ his residence 7, Oba Olu Babajide Street, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Thursday, July 20, 2023


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21 July

Burial Ceremony - Day 2

6:00am - 1:00pm: Free Health Services at Comprehensive Health Centre, Okeigbo.

2:00pm Jumat Service at Okeigbo Central Mosque, Ita Akude, Okeigbo

Friday, July 21, 2023

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22 July

Burial Ceremony - Day 3

Celebration of Life and Entertainment of Guests at Okeigbo Civil Center, Surulere Street, Okeigbo.

Saturday, July 22, 2023


Music by: King Sunny Ade

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23 July

Burial Ceremony - Day 4

10:00am: Thanksgiving and Praises at St. James Catholic Church, Oduduwa Street, Okeigbo.

1:00pm: Reception at Oba Olu Babajide Private Palace, Awo Road, Okeigbo.

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Music by: Lady Evang. Tope Alabi

Press Updates

Monarch’s daughter becomes Regent Of Okeigbo

Princess Olusola Babajide has become the new Regent of Okeigbo following the passing of her father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Lawrence Oluwole Babajide, Bamigbala I, the 17th Ruler and 6th Oluoke of Okeigbo Kingdom.

Princess Babajide, born on February 27, 1963, in the United Kingdom (UK),

Oluoke of Okeigbo, Bamigbala joins his ancestors

Oba (Dr) Lawrence Oluwole Babajide, Bamigbala I, the Oluoke of Okeigbo Kingdom in Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo local government has joined his ancestors. The news which was made public this morning at the main market of the town by the Isoros led by Pakoyi (Baba Loja) of Okeigbo Kingdom, Chief Akinbobola Adedigbo announced the passage of Oluoke to the world beyond.

Ooni, Akeredolu, Oyerinmade, Endorse New Oke-Igbo Concept

The Royal Father of the hilly town, Oba Lawrence Oluwole Babajide, the Oluoke of Oke-Igbo, was in high spirit as he proudly recounted some unique achievements and giant strides recorded since his three years reign as the Traditional Ruler, with a rebirth of New Oke-Igbo

Akeredolu to present staff of office to Oluoke of Okeigbo

The Ondo State Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, will on Friday September 14 2018 present the Staff of office to the new Monarch of Okeigbo in Ile Oluji /Okeigbo Local Government, Oba Lawrence Oluwole Babajide, Bamigbala I, Oluoke of Okeigbo at the Civic Centre, Okeigbo.

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