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Jones Adenola Ogunde

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Reign  1981-1996
Predecessor  Otunba Idowu Aderibigbe
Successor  Oba Mufutau Adesanya Kasali Iboriaran I

Early life and education

Jones Adenola Ogunde was born on 23 April 1930 to the family of Prince Jacob Adefuye Ogunde and Alice Tanimowo Ogunde. He attended Saint John's Anglican Primary School, Ijebu-Itele for his elementary studies in the late 1930s. He then proceeded to Ijebu Ode for further studies and apprenticeship. Afterwards, he left Ijebu for Lagos where he established a printing press business.



Prior to his appointment as the Moyegeso of Itele, he was a successful businessman owning a printing press company called Nigerian Service Printers in Surulere, Lagos. He had also served on the board of the Itele Community Development Association at a point during his youth days. The Itele community witnessed some development during his reign. For example, it was during his reign that the Moyegeso of Itele became a coronet and gained elevation to the status of a part II Oba by the Ogun State government of Nigeria. He was also a Justice of the Peace until his demise.


He was crowned as Oba Moyegeso on May 20, 1985, three years after he was appointed in 1981. His regnal name was Adeyoruwa II. The first Adeyoruwa was his great grandfather, and the Moyegeso of Itele until 1927.


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