Egbedi, an ancient town located in Egbedore local government of Osun state, South West, Nigeria, when the immediate past traditional ruler of the town, after seventeen years on the throne, joined his ancestors in the year 2020, occupying the revered throne of Elegbedi of Egbedi became an issue, as there was interest in the stool from different quarters.
At long last, among all the contenders for the stool, Muyideen Olaniyi Azeez emerged as most preferred candidate and he was annoited and blessed for the throne by the king makers.
On the 14 of October, 2021, the governor of Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola put the official seal and installed Oba Muyideen Olayini Azeez, Ajagungbade 1, as the Elegbedi of Egbedi Oodua kingdom, as he was handed the staff of office.
The development no doubt made indigenes of Egbedi so happy.
The excitement was in full gear on 27th November, when Egbedi town had her annual indigenous festival, Oosa Aata. That would be the first time the festival aimed at celebrating a diety in the land, would hold with a king on the throne, after the demise of the previous Oba. That feat coupled with the personality of their new king, a man well loved by his people, the entire town practically erupted in joy and happiness even as the enthronement of Oba Olaniyi brought a clear sign the town was development bound.
Oba Olaniyi, at the festival assured his subject he will do everything within his powers to ensure there is rapid transformation in the land as he also promised to carry them along. He also appeal to the people to allow peace reign in the land and that they should let love be their watchword. In the same vein, he advised them to be security conscious and not hesitate to link up with the appropriate authority, incase there is need to do so.
Prior to ascending the throne of his fore fathers, Oba Olaniyi lived in Lagos and was successful in his field of occupation as a top transporter.