On the 21st of May, 2023, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, the Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom, took the opportunity to celebrate his mother’s 71st birthday by sharing a heartfelt message.
Accompanied by a touching photograph of himself and his mother, the king expressed his joy and gratitude for having her in his life. He acknowledged her as not just a mother but also a friend and confidant, always standing strong through the ups and downs. Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi offered prayers for his beloved queen mother, wishing her abundant blessings from Allah and many more years of happiness and good health.
He wrote, on Instagram, “I celebrate you today, and I thank God for keeping you safe and in sound health these past 71 years.
Thank you for being my mother, friend and confidant.
Thank you staying strong at all times.
May Almighty Allah continue to keep you for us and grant you many more years in good health.
Happy birthday, Mum.”
In 2022, the Elegushi monarch marked his mother’s 70th birthday with a warm letter celebrating the undeniable grace in her life.
He acknowledged his mother’s success story as a wife, mother and community leader, stating he has seen her commitment to motherhood all his life.
“My Dear Mother,
As it has pleased Almighty Allah to keep you till this day, only affirms the undeniable grace you enjoy from above.
This grace is evident in your success story as a wife, a mother and a community leader.
Personally, all of my life, I have seen the commitment you bring to motherhood, raising your children and even grandchildren and today, we are all testimonies of what a great mother you are.
On this special day of your 70th birthday anniversary, all we can say is Alhamdullilah (To God be the Glory). We are grateful to God and we are confident He’ll keep you safe and sound for many more years, so humanity can continue to benefit from your uncommon kindness and gracefulness.
Happy birthday; Mummy.”