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Oba Fredrick Aroloye celebrate 45th Coronation anniversary

Published by on December 11th, 2021.

Owa of ldanre 45th years coronation anniversary

Oba (Dr.) Frederick Adegunle Aroloye (JP) OFR, Gbolagunte Arubiefin IV of Idanre Kingdom is marking his 45th years Coronation anniversary and expectedly the ancient town of Idanre is embroiled in jubilation. 

It is a thing of joy that one of The Oldest Oba who was installed as the 26th Owa of Idanre in September 1976 by the then Military Governor of Ondo State, Wing Commander Ita David Ikpeme is still bubbling with energy at 94.


His enthronement as the 26th Owa of Idanre was after a prolonged interregnum of seven years and strong fierce contest. Prior to his ascension to the throne of his forefathers,

Biography of Oba Fredrick Aroloye

The Owa of Idanre Kingdom , Oba Fredrick Adegunle Aroloye IV was born on March 30 , 1927, He attended St . Paul ’s Primary School and Methodist School, both at Idanre .

He also had his secondary school education at Western Boys High School, Benin and Hussy College , Warri and later went to England , where He attended Balham and Tooting College of Commerce and Law .

Thus, was acknowledged as one of the very first traditional rulers in Nigeria to have acquired western education at tertiary level. On his return to Nigeria from United Kingdom in 1969, he worked in several Local Government Councils in the defunct Western Region and old Ondo State.


Oba Fredrick Aroloye

reign of Oba Aroloye as the paramount ruler of Idanre Kingdom.

  1. He has brought significant progress and development to the town and has witnessed the transformation and development from an agrarian community to cosmopolitan city where several businesses and trades are thriving.
  2. The provision of infrastructure and basic services have also been significant improved. Likewise, physical expansion has been unprecedented during his long reign.
  3. In addition, the Obaship institution has been expanded with crown heads at Alade and Atosin and the creation of the position of Oluship in other settlements to ease effective administration and inclusiveness in the Kingdom.
  4. More instruments of development such as schools, safe water supply, electricity, transportation services among others have also improved over the years.
  5. Also, the construction of a second new link road between Idanre and Akure and the outside world by Akeredolu’s administration was accomplished during his period.

    The welfare of farmers in the town changed for better, thanks to the lucrative cocoa business. Farmers are now seen erecting buildings of different structures and competing favourably with people in other towns and vocations.


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Positions occupied by the Oba Fredrick Aroloye Owa of idanre.

  1. He was former president of Idanre/Ifedore Local Government.
  2. Council of Obas and now President of Idanre Local Government Council of Obas and Chairman of Chieftaincy Committee.
  3. Permanent Member, Ondo State Councils of Chiefs.
  4. Ondo Elder’s Consultative Committee and Chairman.
  5. Old Ondo State Council Of Obas three times (1987 to1989; 1989 to 1991 and 1991 to 1993).
  6. Also, he is a member of Council of State.
  7. Justice of Peace (JP), and Life Member, Red Cross.
  8. Member of Rotary Club and Member of the Lions Club.
  9. He is the grand patron of many clubs and social organizations in Idanre and abroad too numerous to name.


Oba Aroloye is a philanthropist, humanist and a loving father who has helped people to reshape their future.


10 facts you don’t know about HRM Oba F.A Aroloye (JP) OFR. The Owa and Paramount ruler of Idanre Land


1. He’s the best cook I’ve ever seen when it comes to making pancakes

2. Even at 90+ he will climb 650 steps to Idanre Hills without the help of anyone

3. He has a trademark style of Nigeria coat of arm logo when it comes to choosing a design for his dresses


4. He’s a great instrumentalist, I bet you can’t beat him when it comes to accordion


5. Children of 2 to 10 years are always his best friend

6. He will always be the first person in the sitting room during morning devotion

7. He’s one of the few people in Nigeria with the nation honor of OFFICER OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA (OFR)

8. He’s the only Great grandpa I have seen walking without the help of walking stick

9. For him, a day without news paper will be a wasted day.

10. He always want to gist his children and grandchildren like they are mates


Oba Fredrick Adegunle Aroloye is a devout Christian; he is happily married and blessed with wonderful children.

The Hope in conjunction with several individuals and organizations took cognizance of the good performance of the King and wish to join in congratulating the Owa of Idanre on the occasion of his 45th Coronation anniversary.

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