It is no more news that famous Yoruba writer, Pa Oladejo Oyediji passed on earlier today but there are many things about this wonderfully creative mind that many do not know
He was born on October 26, 1929 to Chief Moses Okediji and Mrs Mariam Okediji
He attended Methodist school Apaara in January 1935. He was a pupil Teacher in 1944 at Methodist School Fiditi after which in January 1945 he gained admission to the Famous Wesley College, Ibadan, was there till 1948 and graduated as a Grade 2 Teacher.
After becoming a certified Teacher, he taught at the Wesley School, Ogeere Ijebu Remo in 1949.
Between 1950 and 1952, he was at Methodist School Itapa Ekiti. In 1953, he acquired a lot of teaching skills. He was transfered as a Headmaster to Methodist School, Owo
He was so good at his job that he was head-hunted by the Anglican who requested him to cross over to them. He resigned to join the Anglican in 1954.
When the Western Region established a Grade 3 Teachers Training College, Baba Oyediji was asked to join the teaching staff.
In 1955 he taught at Iseyin Oyo Division Elementary College for a year and later also became a Headmaster at Ansar ud-deen primary school, Oke Popo, Lagos I 1956-1958.
He was soon attracted to the art of politicking and joined politics in Iseyin.
At the time Chief Adegoke Adelabu, Chief H. O. Davis, Chief TOS Benson etc held sway in NCNC was when Chief H. O. Davis invited Baba to come to Lagos.
He was honoured with the chieftaincy title of Otun Baale Apaara in Oyo.