Sunday Igboho

Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho (10 October 1972, Igboho, Nigeria) is a Nigerian Yoruba self-determination activist and philanthropist.


Sunday Igboho
Born
Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo

(1972-10-10)10 October 1972
Igboho town, Oke Ogun, Oyo State, Nigeria
OccupationPolitician, businessman, philanthropist

Nicknamed after his hometown, he rose to fame following his role in the Modakeke-Ife communal crisis in 1997, where he played an active part.[1]

He is the chairman of Adeson International Business Concept Ltd. His chieftaincy title, Akoni Oodua of Yorubaland, has become famous in recent years.[2][3]

He gained social media attention in January 2021 when he gave an ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen in Ibarapa to vacate the land after the killing of Dr. Aborode and enforced same.[4][5]

He is currently agitating for the freedom of the South West.[6]

LifeEdit

Sunday Igboho was born in Igboho, an old Oyo town, of Oke ogun in Oyo State. His father relocated the family to Modakeke in Osun state, where he grew up. He started off as a motorcycle repairer and then ventured into automobiles where he sells cars and was able to start his current Adeson business.[7]

He gained international attention after the part he played in the Modakeke/Ife war between 1997 and 1998, where he was a defendant of Modakeke people.[8] And thereafter relocated to Ibadan where he met former Oyo state Governor, Lam Adesina through a courageous step while trying to defend the rights of the people at a fuel station.[9] He also went on to work with former Governor, Rasheed Ladoja and became one of his most trusted aides.[10][11]

As the Akoni Oodua of Yorubaland, he is known for fighting for the rights of the Yorubas[12][citation needed] and advocating for the Oduduwa republic.[13][14]

Personal lifeEdit

Igboho is a Christian. He's married with two wives and has children including three professional footballers playing in Germany.[15][16][17][18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oyo Crisis: Who is Sunday Igboho, self-acclaimed Yoruba warrior?". 23 January 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  2. ^ Alao, Moses. "2019: I Inherited Powers To Command Guns From My Father —Sunday Igboho". tribuneonlineng.com. Retrieved 21 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "The untold story of controversial Yoruba youth leader Sunday Igboho". Daily Trust. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  4. ^ "INSECURITY: Why Fulani herders must leave Oyo – Igboho". Vanguard News. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Nothing must happen to Igboho, Ibarapa Youths warn FG, Oyo govt". Vanguard News. 20 January 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  6. ^ editing (19 July 2021). "EXCLUSIVE: Yoruba Freedom Fighter, Sunday Igboho Arrested in Cotonou". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Meet Area Boss Called Sunday Igboho". TheCityPulseNews.com. 17 May 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  8. ^ Abimbade, Isaac (14 November 2017). "Why My Mum Gave Me The Name SUNDAY IGBOHO". City People Magazine. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Sunday Igboho's biography~Lifestyle – AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER". www.amebo9jafeed.com.ng. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  10. ^ says, Onyewuchi Nze (15 April 2017). "HOW OBASANJO, ADEDIBU OFFERED ME N100M TO IMPEACH LADOJA –SUNDAY IGBOHO". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  11. ^ Adedire, Toyin. "Exclusive pictures and interview with Sunday Igboho-I am a human rights defender". www.ibadancityng.com. Retrieved 21 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Alao, Moses. "2019: I Inherited Powers To Command Guns From My Father —Sunday Igboho". tribuneonlineng.com. Retrieved 21 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ editing (16 September 2020). "Sunday Igboho: An Intractable Revolutionary By Rèmí Oyèyemí". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  14. ^ "You Can't Frustrate Operation Amotekun, Sunday Igboho Warns Miyetti Allah Leader". OyoAffairs.net. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  15. ^ "The untold story of controversial Yoruba youth leader Sunday Igboho". Daily Trust. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  16. ^ "5 Things you don't know about Sunday Igboho". National Insight News. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  17. ^ "I Lost Properties Worth N50m In Fire Incident". Naijastudio News Site. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  18. ^ "Sunday Igboho's lawyer demands N500m compensation and apology from FG". UrbanGist Media. Retrieved 4 July 2021.