Oba Adenle at Chellarams Stores
Oba Adenle being shown a piece of cloth at the Chellarams Stores, Old Gbagi, Ibadan by one of the Chellarams Brothers who had thriving retail shops at Ibadan. Ibadan in the 1950s during a trip made to the city by Oba Adenle when he paid a visit to the fabled retail store at [then] main shopping area in downton Ibadan at the Lebanon Street.
["Ola Onatade, Journalist/Photographer, Lagos, W. Africa”]
Manager at Colonial-era Standard Bank (today’s First Bank) gets a real royal welcome wearing a gift of Yoruba aso oke presented to him and his wife by Oba Adenle.
“this enlightened ruler is worth meeting … jovial, tolerant and extremely generous … He can contribute to a conversation on any subject under the sun … has a delightful sense of humor.”
– Ulli Beier in “Special Independence Issue of Nigeria Magazine. Nigeria 1960.
OBA SAMUEL ADELEYE ADENLE - I, ATAOJA OF OSOGBO,
4/4/44 - 21/10/75
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'Iwarere leso enia'