His Royal Highness, Oba (Dr.) Augustine Bola Morakinyo Adegunloye the Egbeji Oloogun of Nigeria has died.
He died on Wednesday 14th of July, 2021 at the age of 75.
In his over four decades of practice as a traditional medicine healer cum culture enthusiast, HRH Bola Adegunloye contributed his quota to the body of traditional medicine and spiritual awareness in Africa which came with many accolades from home and abroad.
He was born and christened Bambola Augustine Morakinyo in August 1945 in Fagbo, Ondo East LGA , Ondo State (Western Nigeria).
He started his primary education at Saint Mary Primary School, Fagbo in Year 1957 before moving up to St. Gregory Secondary School, Fagbo , Ondo State in 1961.
In 1966, the young Bambola moved to United Trace School (UTS) Sapele, Old Bendel State now called Sapele Technical College, Delta State for his technical education.
He later had his stint with the Nigerian Police force where he trained as an officer at the Nigeria Police College , Ikeja in 1970.
After years of service and due to his divine call to medicine, he later enrolled at Pageatic Science School , India between 1980 and 1983 where he studied the science of voodoo.
He equally had a stint with Ayuu Vedic University in India where he studied Cabalistic Science in 1985
In his decision to be a complete medicine expert for local insight to his education, the young and energetic Bambola attended Lagos State College of Traditional Medicine on his return from India.
Aside his knowledge in Traditional Medicine,
Bambola Augustine Morakinyo started his early life as a transmitting officer at the Nigerian Broadcast Corporation , Ibadan Oyo State (Western Nigeria) between 1967 and 1968 .
He will later join the Nigeria Police force as a full rank Inspector and worked among other operations; Mopol 6 Enugu, FCID Alagbon Lagos, Inspector D3 Panti and as a Criminal Investigation Detective (CID) at Yaba.
Despite his family background as a warrior, he was groomed into Catholic faith as a teenager but while serving with the Nigeria Police force he was converted to the Celestial Church of Christ faith and worshipped at the prestigious Ire Akari Parish in the Isolo area of Lagos where he served as a Parish Treasurer and exhibited the gift of Prophecy (Wooli)
He left the fold in 1980 to focus on his calling as a herbal medicine practitioner .
Same year, he founded Saint Augustine Healing Home which has proffered spiritual solutions to over 2.5 million people of diverse culture, creed and orientation.
He is a member of the following organizations:
Pioneer Member – Nigeria Association of Medical Herbalist headed by Late Pa Dr. Joseph Lambo
Member – Fellowship of Isis Eire
Whole Life Member – Plaza Elec , India
Member – Pan African Traditional Medicine Science Research and Documentation World Council, which embraces all leading herbal practitioners in Africa
Member – Oriental Templas Order, Germany.
Pioneer Founding Member – Ewedola Society of Nigeria.
Fellow – Institute of Strategic Managers, Ghana
Member – Majeobaje Isegun Society of Nigeria.
Commendations for his innovative healing gift in forms of awards and platonic honor were bestowed upon him in his life time, they are:
1.Certificate of Merit by Nigeria Association of Medical Herbalist (NAMH) – 1989
- Commander of African Medicine – (CAM) 1990
- Supreme Commander of African Medicine – (SCAM) 1991
- Grand Commander of African Medicine – (GCAM) 1992
5.Outstanding Best Herbal Consultant in Lagos State – 2011/2012 (Telview Magazine)
- Outstanding Best Herbal Consultants in Lagos State – 2013
HRH Bola Adegunloye has 108 awards and medals of honor in respect of innovation in his field of operation.
He became the OTUN EGBEJI OLOOGUN OF NIGERIA in 1988
And later elevated to EGBEJI OLOOGUN OF NIGERIA in 1989
He was honored with the title of ALAKEJI AMOSINOPE OF ITA OSIN , ABEOKUTA OGUN STATE in year 2004
And became the 4TH BAMNOSHEN OKESARIWO OF ONDO KINGDOM in Year 2020
His media influence and presence spanned over three decades with various awareness radio and Television campaigns calling for cultural reforms and educational excellence.
Starting with Lagos Panorama on NTA channel 10 in 1985, Cultural Review on same channel in 1985/86, Reflection on NTA 10 between 1986 and 1989.
At several times he appeared on Morning Ride (NTA 5) Khaakaki (AIT), Raypower 100.5fm, Minaj Broadcasting International (MBI) discussing herbal science, cultural awareness and economic emancipation of the Yoruba community between year 1990 and 2003.
He was the producer of Isese on NTA 7, Tejuosho between 1990 and 1993 where he treated issues of Ogbanje child, Witcthcraft and alternative medicine.
Till his death, his videos that trended with several revelations and fulfilled prophecies dotted YouTube as majority of his predictions on politics, institutions and individuals came to pass.
Last year, he predicted that the year will be a year of mysterious judgment and demise of many around the world calling it Reganok Day and it came to pass.
HRH Bola Augustine Adegunloye will always be remembered as an advocate and outspoken pillar of force against bad governance and corruption.
HRH (Dr.) Bambola Augustine Morakinyo Adegunloye is survived by his wife , 6 children and 24 grandchildren.
OMO DOGBAJALE SOKUNRIN
OMO GBADEWONRIN KOTO GBE FUN OBA
OGUMA GBENGBE LEJU AKO GBODO DOGBAA
EEGUN SOWOGBOGBORO GBA OMO LORI
SHAKA SHIKI KOSE DII MERU
OMO ALADE OBINRIN
YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IROKO NLA!!!
For this colossus of African Medicine, his philosophy was -“Make the best use of what’s in your power and take the rest as it happens”
Good Night, HRH Bambola Augustine Morakinyo Adegunloye.
N.B. Funeral details will be announced by family.
Prince O.K. Adegunloye
-On behalf of the Adegunloye Family.