Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Sunday, joined his ancestors at the age of 93.
The Monarch’s death was confirmed by palace sources who declined to be identified.
According to a palace source, “It is what you have heard. Baba (Olubadan) has joined his ancestors.”
Oba Adetunji’s aides have, however, yet to confirm his demise.
But another aide, who pleaded anonymity, said, “Even if he is dead, it is the governor that will announce it.”
Also, as of the time of filing this report, Oyo State Government had yet to issue any statement on the Monarch’s demise.
Oba Adetunji passed on 22 days after the demise of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi.
The monarch, who was crowned the 41st Olubadan on March 4, 2016, was born on August 26, 1928 to the family of Raji Olayiwola and Suwebat Amope Adetunji in the Alusekere compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Oba Adetunji succeeded Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade as the Olubadan.
He was the first of 17 children of his parents and grew up learning vocational jobs until he took up fashion designing as a means of living after relocating to Lagos.
While working as a fashion designer, Adetunji delved into musical record marketing until 1960 when he founded his first of three record label imprints called Baba Laje Records which housed notable fuji music acts, including Dauda Epo-Akara and Wasiu Ayinde Marshall.
Before his coronation as the Olubadan of Ibadan, Adetunji was the Balogun of Ibadan land.