Adewale Akanbi Telu 1, is currently in an ecstatic mood over the birth
of his son, Oduduwa. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the monarch said he
was not surprised about the birth of his son because God had already
told him the day his wife was conceived.
a personal relationship with Him. The day my wife conceived, I told her
that she was pregnant and I told her she would give birth to a boy
whose name would be Oduduwa,” he said.
named his child, Oduduwa, after the progenitor of the Yoruba race,
because it was an instruction from God.
because God is trying to tell the people that if Oduduwa was alive
today, he would serve only one God. Oduduwa only served one God and that
is the reason God told me to give my child that name. There are a lot
of ways God converses with me and He was the one that told me that I
would become a king no matter what and that came to pass. If God told me
to name my son Oduduwa what else would I do? That name is our name.
no different; it simply means, ‘he came out black’. We should not be
ashamed to name our kids after our great progenitors. The name should
even be on the ground a lot but nobody is bearing the name because
people believe it is a fetish name. Oduduwa never worshipped any idol.
All the idols in Yoruba land came after Oduduwa so there is strong
evidence that Oduduwa never worshipped any other God.”