New Agbowa Monarch, Oba Momson Out Of Ipebi, Sets For Coronation

Kunle Adelabu

The new Abowa of Agbowa, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Barr.) Owolabi Saheed Momson, on Thursday, stepped out of traditional seclusion place known and called ‘Ipebi’ in Yoruba traditional system, seven days after he was ushered in with fanfare by a large residents of Agbowa.

Oba Momson, whose emergence has been ratified by the Lagos State Executive Council, and presented with staff and certificate of office in March this year, stepped out of the Ipebi to the waiting crowd of Agbowa residents who have been keeping vigil outside the Ipebi in the last seven days.

While in Ipebi, the new monarch, who was enthroned 11 years after the Obaship tussle started in Agbowa, said that he was schooled in culture and traditions of Agbowa and the stool.

The coronation is slated for Saturday, November 11, during the grand finale of the annual Agbowa Day.

Oba Momson stepped out of Ipebi where he had undergone several rites, including royal dance during which he danced joyfully to the Gbedu drums (traditional royal drums), to the admiration of the cheering crowd who were hailing him.

Traditional chieftains and youths with Oba Momson during the procession round the town.

After dancing to the Gbedu drums, the new Abowa was led back to the Ipebi where he offered prayers facing the Ipebi which has hosted him in the last seven days, before he embarked on a journey round the Agbowa community, and also visited different important traditional places.

He was accompanied by traditional chieftains, family members, associates, friends and large number of Agbowa residents, while he paid homage to different places.

Oba Momson in close discussion with family chieftains

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