• Ooni of Ife – 1930-1980
• Permanent Chairman, Yoruba Council of Obas 1937-1951
• Member, Legislative Council of Nigeria 1946- 1951
• Delegate to African Conference, London – 1948
• Member of the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives 1952-1954
• Minister in the Central Government- 1952- 1954
• President, Western House of Chiefs – 1952- 1960
• Head of the Nigerian Delegation to the Coronation of the Queen – 1953
• Delegate to Various Nigeria Constitutional Conferences- 1953-1958
• First Black African Governor (Western Region of Nigeria) – 1960-1962
• Permanent Chairman Western/Oyo State Council of Obas- 1966-1980
A RARE BREED OF MONARCH
The king whose time on the throne brings harmony to the people will be remembered.
“As a friend, he was the very embodiment of loyalty and devotion. As a man, he was the symbol of tolerance and mirth. As an Oba, he was the epitome of a humane and liberal ruler.
Wherever he was, he diffused geniality and peace. I never knew him in all 40 years together to be angry even once, or to speak one harsh or offensive word to any man.
During all our innumerable meetings, discussions and conversations, the late Ooni did not, even on a single occasion, raise any issue of personal benefit to himself.”
Chief Obafemi Awolowo
Honour Where It Is Due
Oba Aderemi was awarded the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. Picture above shows Oba Adesoji Aderemi, The Ooni of Ife receiving his Knighthood from the Queen Elizabeth II.
The Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I pays a visit to the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Adesoji Tadeniawo Aderemi at his palace, on his ascension to the throne of Benin, 1979.