Meet The New Iyaloja of Egbaland: A Brief Profile

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High Chief (Mrs) Oluwakemi Abeke Oloyede was born in Ita-Agemo, Igbein, which was her grandfather’s Township.

Her grandmother’s native town was Kemta, while her father’s mother is from Ago-Ododo, Oke-Ona, and her mother’s dad was from Ikereku.

She had been the Otun Iyaloja of Egbaland since 2005, and before she bagged this title, she had been associating with a lot of market men and women because she had earlier been the Iyaloja of Adire, Kampala Market, since 2001. Also, she had been the leader of the Adire Group since 1994.

Chief (Mrs) Oloyede attended Primary School at Oke-Ona (OUS). Later on, she attended Oke-Ona Grammar School. After her secondary school, she attended Teachers’ Training College at Idi-Aba, Abeokuta. From there, she picked up her grandmother’s business, which was Adire Cottage Industry.

Her grandmother had made her familiar with the Adire business since her childhood. And when she finished schooling, and there was no immediate job, her grandmother convinced her that she wanted her to venture into the Adire business. To God be the Glory, young Kemi heeded her advice.

She started gradually. It grew amazingly and continued blossoming even when and after she got married, had children. The business was so successful to the extent that she had no problems sending all her children to school as well attending to other needs. Glory be to Almighty Allah, the Subuannah Wata Allah!

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She is totally satisfied with the business because it has made her an important personality in the society.

She has never ventured into any other trade apart from this Adire and Kampala business.


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