A fuji music star, Alhaji Akande Abass, popularly known as Obesere, was on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, honoured with Agba Akin Bobagunwa of Yoruba Land title by some Yoruba traditional rulers.
Led by his Royal Majesty, Oba Oyelude Hameed Adekunle, the Olowu of Kuta and many other traditional rulers in Osun state, Obesere, alongside his wife, was jointly conferred with the chieftaincy titles of Agba Akin Bobagunwa of Yoruba land and Yeye Agba Akin Bobagunwa of Yoruba land respectively.
The chieftaincy and installation event held at the palace of Olowu of Kuta was witnessed by notable dignitaries.
Speaking at the ceremony, Oba Oyelude, who is also the Chairman of Owu Supreme Council said he honoured Obesere with the chieftaincy title in recognition of his contributions to the promotion of Yoruba cultural heritage through his music.
According to him, the chieftaincy title is long overdue because of his philanthropic support to mankind.
The Ibadan born famous musician who was apparently happy said the title would spur him to continue developing the culture and tradition of Yoruba through his songs.
Obesere thanked Oba Oyelude, the traditional rulers present, as well as the Owu council of chiefs for giving him the chieftaincy title.
He pledged not to betray the trust bestowed on him by the Royal fathers.
He said his next album with be titled “First Class Honour” in order to celebrate the uniqueness of the chieftaincy title.