View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The king lived in Nigeria, the southwestern part of Ibadan, too many years ago, to be exact. This king was for Christ and still rejected the devil's presence. The first educated Olubadan (non-hereditary traditional ruler) of Ibadan, and the second Christian to rise to the throne, was Sir Isaac Babalola Akinyele (18 April, 1882 to 30 May, 1964). I have read of Oba Akinyele, the first president of the CAC (Christ Apostolic Church), the king who avoided using his crown.
Human sacrifice was very prevalent, as were other occult rituals. Since embracing Jesus, the king ordered all of the demonic rituals to be removed. Oba Isaac Akinyele was one of the largest cities in Africa, the Olubadan of Ibadan, the ruler of Ibadan. He encouraged Christianity in Ibadan and the surrounding areas throughout his rule.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. He was the son of Josiah Akinyele, one of the eighteenth-century early converts to Christianity. Alexander, his twin brother, became a priest and eventually became a bishop. As a priest, one of the founders of the Ibadan grammar school was Alexander. Via the junior ranks to which Nigerians had been relegated in those days, Isaac joined government work. He later retired and for several years, became a peasant.
Isaac Akinyele is a very committed member of the Apostolic Church of Christ and served in Nigeria as president of the church for a long time. In the traditional hierarchy over which an Oba, the Olubadan, has ruled since 1936, he also became chief and eventually rose. He became Otun Balogun, then Balogun, at the end of 1953. Problems were expected because the title was closely linked to the traditional Yoruba faith, making it impossible for a devout Christian to bear such a title. The problems were resolved, however and Akinyele climbed slowly towards the throne of the Oba.
Have you ever heard of him before? Do you hear of any king who dedicated himself to Christianity?
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