King Emmanuel Adebowale Adebayo was born to the family of Late Prince Ezekiel Kehinde
Adebayo, a direct descendant of Late Oba Simeon Aminmin II, who reigned in Emure Ekiti from 1953-1963, as the 8th Elemure
of Emure Ekiti. See King's Coronation
He attended St Paul's School from 1955-1960, Ise Emure Grammar School,
1963-1967 and Ijebu Ode, 1968-1970.
Kabiyesi (i.e.King) is a self trained and self made achiever who maintains his lifestyle
through a continuous learning process in the belief that when one stops learning, one automatically stops growing intellectually,
as education is a life-long affair.
The King enlisted in the Nigerian Police Force as a Cadet sub-inspector.
The young officer rose through the Ranks and earned promotions along the line
to the Rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police, Commissioner of Police and finally the Chief of Police, Nigeria.
Chairman- Kwara State Environmental Sanitation Task Force; Chairman
Task Force on Illegal sales of Petroleum Products, Lagos; Chairman Security Sub-Committee, in Ghana/ Nigeria; 2000 African
Cup Nations Football Competition, and member Millenium Group on Environment; Lagos, Member of International Association of
Chiefs of Police; Joint Border Patrol Crime Control Technical Committee 2002; Member-Youth for Character International Age
of Character Club; University of Science and Philosophy Swannanoa, Waynesboro, Virginia
Worldwide Chaplaincy Association USA Commission
Gold Award of Excellence-Univesity of Ado-Ekiti-Faculty of Law
of Resourcefulness Award-Inst. of Corporate Administration
Human Rights Award--Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria
Egbe Omo Emure Ekiti Award of honor in recognition of contribution to the Growth and Development
of Emure Ekiti Community.
Skye Bank Excellence Award in recognition of contribution to Education in Lagos State.
Leadership Academy Opulent Gold Award in recognition of immeasurable contribution to Socio-Economic Devekopment of Nigeria.
Youth Leadership Award.
The King is married with children to Olori (i.e. Queen) Mary
Iyabo Adebayo, a woman of substance and great virtue. The King's home is built on solid Christian Foundation and principles.
King Emmanuel Adebayo loves games and occasionally plays table tennis, lawn tennis, badminton and
snooker when time permits. He is a very strong supporter of sporting activities.
Pathway to the throne:
explained that he never saw it coming that he would ascend the throne of his fore-fathers so early as it has turned out. Normally,
anyone born in the lineage of a ruling house may or may not dream that one day, it would be his turn to become the King.
He however believes that God, who is the King of kings, is the author of appointment of kings--"whoever God says will be king,
will be king".
The King affirmed that his motto is simply Peace, Unity, and Progress. He
has asked for God's grace and continued favor and the love and support of the people both at home and in the Diaspora so that
Emure Ekiti can progress, develop and move forward in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.