Abdulrosheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has welcomed his first child with his new wife Firdaus Abdullahi.


The monarch announced the arrival of his bundle of joy through Instagram on Wednesday evening.

The proud father also appreciated God for the gift of a child.

“Olodumare Oseun o !! I thank God Almighty for a blessed beautiful Child through my beautiful Queen…. hip hip hip hurray 😃😍 I’m blessed,” he wrote.



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The baby’s arrival comes exactly a year after the Osun traditional ruler tied the knot with Firdausi, who is from Kano state.

The wedding ceremony was held at the residence of the Madakin Kano, Yola Quarters on March 20, 2022.

Firdaus is the daughter of Abdullahi Sarki Sani Yola, the late Madakin Kano, and the granddaughter of the late Emir Ado Bayero.


The monarch, who didn’t attend his own wedding, earlier described his wife as “a morally upright princess becoming a queen”.

“History made: Royalty weds royalty. A great wife, matrimonial material and morally upright princes becoming a queen,” he said.

“The glory is not only mine alone. It belongs to all of us who trust in our ways, an undiluted monarchy that resigns only to God, The creator.

“We reference God for everything. Alase lori orisa 1 Arole olodumare 1 Paramount ruler of Iwoland.”


Oluwo was previously married to Chanel Chin, a Jamaican woman. The union, however, hit the rocks in 2019.

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