Oba Adetunji became Mogaji (the head of his family) in 1976.
He became Jagun Balogun in 1978 and eventually, after almost 38 years on the ladder, he became Olubadan in 2016.
But the chieftaincy style sparked a row in 2017 when the late Governor Abiola Ajimobi did set up a committee to review the processes and protocols in ascending the Olubadan throne.
A judicial commission of enquiry on the matter was inaugurated.
Ajimobi promoted and installed some High Chiefs and Bales into crown wearing kings.
But Olubadan went to court to challenge Ajimobi and the government’s involvement in Olubadan traditional system.
The promotion in the line of Otun Olubadan follows this pattern: From Jagun – Ajia – Bada – Aare Onibon – Gbonnka – Aare-Egbe Omo – Oota – Lagunna – Are-Ago – Ayingun – Asaju – Ikolaba – Aare-Alasa – Agba-Akin – Ekefa – Maye – Abese – Ekaarun Olubadan – Ekerin Olubadan – Ashipa Olubadan – Osi Olubadan – Otun Olubadan, before emerging as Olubadan.
For the Balogun line, similar steps follow this pattern: Jagun – Ajia – Bada – Aare Onibon – Gbonnka – Aare-Egbe Omo – Oota – Lagunna – Are-Ago – Ayingun – Asaju – Ikolaba – Aare-Alasa – Agba-Akin – Ekefa – Maye – Abese – Ekaarun Balogun – Ekerin Balogun – Ashipa Balogun – Osi Balogun – Otun Balogun – Balogun, before eventual emergence as Olubadan.
There are indications that the Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Senator Lekan Balogun, may be next in line as the Olubadan of Ibadan.
This is according to the laid down hierarchy of ascension to the Ibadan throne.