Friday 3 June 2022

Oba of Lagos, HRM Adeyinka Oyekan II and Chief Olu Holloway

Circa: 1990s

Chief John Oludare Holloway from Olowogbowo area of Lagos Island. Holloway passed away in London in 1996.

 In 2001, The Oba of Lagos, Oba Adeyinka Oyekan and Lagosians decided to honour him with the Adimu Orisa Play. Holloway, a notable member of Wesley Cathedral Church,was also the Olori Oluwo of Reformed Ogboni Franternity. He succeeded Justice Adetokunbo Ademola, who held the position before he passed on.

Holloway is believed to be the second person to have held the position of the Olori Oluwo and District Grand Master (English Constitution) concurrently. The first was Sir Adeyemo Alakija.

Holloway was also very active in the Freemason. He became their District Grand Master of Nigeria (English Constitution), the Bobagunwa of Lagos and the Chairman of Eyo Adimu.


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