Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has hinted that he is a troublemaker, adding that he has mellowed with age.
“I still go to parties to enjoy myself and dance. And I don’t pretend as if I don’t like good things. I only reduce the degree of my trouble-making because I’m getting older. But, honesty, closeness to God, frankness and saying the truth are things I can’t leave until I die. I will never condone injustice or take advantage of people. Anybody who wants to do something illegal for Lagos would at that time know who Oba Akiolu is. They say Lagos people used to quarrel over land, that can never stop,” the 73-year-old told Punch.
Oba Akiolu confirmed his penchant for beautiful women in the interview he granted the paper, adding that his appetite to have them as wives is unsatisfied.
His word, “By the grace of almighty Allah, till I die, I will still like beautiful women… Future belongs to God. I even tell my wives that the door is not closed yet. I don’t deceive myself, and they know the kind of person I am. As a Muslim and as an Oba, it is not wrong, and I could invite you if it happens.”