It was celebration and fanfare galore as the Onpetu of Ijeru Kingdom, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Oba Sunday Oladapo Oyediran, Lagbami Osekun III celebrated his Olori, Esther Oyediran on her birthday in Ibadan on Wednesday.
The birthday bash held at the Hi-Praise Radio office, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan had in attendance family members, clergies, staff of the company and other friends to celebrate an Amazon whose exemplary Christianity lifestyle has become a shining light to other monarchs wives in Oyo State and beyond.
Encomiums were showered on Olori Oyediran, former journalist whose way of life as described by guests is an epitome of humility worthy of celebrating.
Guests added that she is a mother indeed, Christ like in her relation with people that have come across her in the spreading of gospel across the country.
In his admonition, the elated monarch, Oba Oyediran gave thanks to God for making the date a day to celebrate in good health.
He said, “She is a wonderful wife, a mother and all in all to me and blessings to my family. Her being my wife is splendid.
“My prayer to God for her is to continue to strengthen her, as minister of God to continually spread the word of God and to win souls to Christ Kingdom. The birthday party was organised by the children, and I only collaborated with them. That shows how wonderful she is to us.”
Also speaking, Pastor Timothy Olalekan described the celebrant as woman of God filled with abundant holy spirit, and whose lifestyle has not only reflected in Onpetu Palace, but the entire Ijeru Kingdom and the state in general.
In the same vein, Pastor Adebayo Idowu attributed all glory to the Almighty God for sparing her life till date.
Adding that he has been full of praises to God ever since he met Olori many years ago, because of her attitude towards the things of God.
He said “She has been a blessing not to me alone but to my family and the family of God. God positioned her on the throne to be a shining light to other kings wives in Oyo State and others states as well”.
A Journalist, Abiodun Jimoh on his part revealed that her sense of humility was the brain behind his closeness to her, having demonstrated love and being a caring mother in all her dealings.