An American-Nigerian businesswoman and entrepreneur, Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade, and her husband,Dr. Babajide Agunbiade, FNSE, were recently honored with the title of Her Majesty YeyeAtobaaseand His Majesty Atobaase of Yorubaland in Oyo State, Nigeria. Dr. Agunbiade is one of the world’s leading offshore production experts, and Mrs. Agunbiade is an entrepreneur. A significant number of distinguished royals, such as the Emir of Kano and the Oluwo of Iwo, together with other dignitaries and political figures, were present at the event in Nigeria. The Atobaase title is one of only 14 titles that encompass the whole of Yorubaland and are legally recognized by its government. It is also one of the oldest chieftaincy titles in Yorubaland, making it one of the oldest in Nigeria.
When her highness, Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade was honored to become YeyeAtobaase of Yorubaland
The coronation of YeyeAtobaase and her husband, which took place August 28, 2021, amid pomp and pageantry, was performed by the supreme King in Yorubaland, the esteemed Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, Iku Baba Yeye. JP, CFR, LL D., in consultation with the Oyo Mesi council in recognition of Mrs. OlufunkeAgunbiade’s professional accomplishment, humanitarian enterprise, community development, and mentorship across Yorubaland and the honors she has brought Yoruba kingdom via her numerous achievements in her chosen profession and her impacts on many lives across the world. She achieved all of this with her husband, Dr. Babajide Agunbiade.
The title conferred on Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade is that of Atobaase of Yorubaland, which means “the one who is competent enough to be a queen.” As a resident and community leader in Houston, TX, family and friends of the Agunbiades’ hosted a historic Chieftaincy Homecoming celebration in their honor at the Royal Oaks Country Club.
About Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade
Mrs. Olufunke Agunbiade is an American-Nigerian businesswoman, mother, wife, and lifestyle aficionado. She was born on March 23, 1987, in the United States of America. She is a recipient of the US congressional award for her humanitarian efforts, pollical activism, fight for justice,and contribution to the development of the City of Houston in the area of Oil and gas, amongst others. She is also a United Nations Ambassador for Sustainable development goals in New York. Her entrepreneurial mindset always inspires her to develop something original that she could use to make the world a better place and bring attention to the plight of the downtrodden. In addition to her current role as Chief Executive Officer of Midas Luxury Concepts and Midas Global Services, she also held the same position at Sifax Shipping and Logistics, a component of the Sifax Group.
She is a real entrepreneur who is known for her work in a variety of enterprises all at once. As the chief executive officer of the worldwide corporation Midas Luxury Concepts and Midas Global Services, she is in charge of the company’s primary assets in the hospital, medical, automobile, and real estate.
Dr. Babajide Agunbiade, Mrs. OlufunkeAgunbiade’s husband, is an engineer and subject matter expert in subsea production systems. These two have made it their mission to assist others, whether via their own businesses or the charity they co-founded (The Agunbiade Foundation). Dr. Babajide is an Oil and gas icon, CEO of Alpha Energy Resources LLC, a diversified conglomerate in drilling, Welbore, and completion and production.