The Egba Muslim Community has adopted the Egba National Anthem, “L’ori. Oke ati Petele,” and a newly created one by the new Egba Chief Imam, Sheikh Sa’ad Bamgbola.
The newly created Anthem, according to the new Egba Grand Imam, was aimed at unifying Egba Muslim Community through hard work and prayers to the Almighty Allah.
Sheikh Sa’ad Bamgbola said the exercise was part of his mission and vision for permanent cohesion among Egba Muslims, adding that the Anthems would be used at every Islamic occasions in the land.
This innovation was revealed to the Balogun Egba Muslims Delegation that visited him on Wednesday, 8 July, 2020 at his Iporo, Abeokuta residence.
Sheikh Bamigbola noted that Nigeria, Ogun State, Egbaland, and other notable areas had their anthems which aimed at unifying each community. He disclosed that he therefore deem it fit for the Egba Muslims to also have their own.
The Chief Imam further led the recitation of the Egba Anthem, after which the new Egba Muslim Anthem was sung by the Cleric and the Egba Alake Muslim delegates at the occasion.
The new Anthem reads thus; “Gbogbo Ilu Egba , Olorun Ma Je o Baje, Amin; Gbogbo Ilu Egba, Olorun Ma je o daru; Amin,(2ce).
The Leader of the delegates of the Balogun of Egba Alake, Olootu Layi Labode appreciated the Chief Imam for his innovative and unifying Anthem, promising to deliver the good news to the Egba Alake and Muslim Community.
He expressed the hope that the entire Egba Muslim Community would be satisfied and accept the prayerful and patriotic and committed Islamic Anthems, which had already begun to gain rapid popularity among Egba Muslims occasions.
One such event was the Presentations the new Mukadam Egba and the OGBOYE Olomokeu of Egba on Wednesday 8th July 2020 at the BabaAdeen Egba’s residence, GRA Ibara, Abeokuta.