The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has conferred the chieftancy title ‘Akosin of Yorubaland’ on Habeeb Okunola, serial entrepreneur and global philanthropist. The conferment of the Chieftancy title was reached after the Alaafin consulted the Oyomesi (the King makers and traditional cabinet of the Alaafin), a statement issued by Solomon Adetokunbo, Corporate Communications and CSR Manager of TILT Group of Companies Limited, revealed.
Chief Habeeb Okunola, has for a long time remained a frontline business leader of international repute committed to fostering grassroots development in underserved urban-slum and rural communities across Africa,” Adetokunbo said.
The Chieftancy title, Akosin of Yorubaland is interpreted as the first person in Yorubaland to perform an extraordinary feat; an illustrious accomplisher/ leader worthy to be celebrated.
The prestigious title which is deeply rooted in the origin of the Old Oyo empire, bestows its holder enoromous legitimate authority across all the Yoruba Kingdoms.