“My late mother, Mrs Wuraola Ogunwusi perfectly molded me for the leadership role I am presently playing. As a child, she would send me on errands. I can remember the day she gave me her most valuable dress to iron. I plugged the pressing iron and went to play to come back and fulfill what she told me to do – not knowing the iron had become so hot that I got the dress burnt to the anger of my mother.
“She then told me ‘You will pay for this dearly, I will punish you well so you know what you have done every day. That was a dress I was saving in case the king requested to meet me’
“That phrase stuck in my brain. She had reserved a dress in case the king requested to meet her, this shows the recognition of kingship in Africa”