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Ooni of Ife Monarch attracts fire service attention in Washington DC

Fire men from the Washington DC fire brigade were called to the scene after a report of smoke and fire at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. They later left following due explanation.

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Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi play

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi


The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, caused a mild panic during a traditional rites performance, which attracted the attention of the Washington DC Fire Service.

The Washington DC Fire Brigade went to the scene following reports of fire and smoke at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art.

Ooni of Ife play

Images from the scene


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Tensions were doused when the fire men were given adequate explanation concerning the reason for the fire.

The monarch’s traveling passport was however seized according to reports.

The traditional display was in honour of Oba Ogunwusi, who is on a tour of the United States, Olisa.tv reports.

Since becoming the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi, has taken active steps to make Osun State, particularly Ife, a tourist centre.

The Ooni of ife and Wuraola Otiti Zynab Obanor play

The Ooni of ife and his wife, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi


According to him, wealthy Nigerians should join hands with the country by having their vacation at any of the tourist locations in the state.

Oba Ogunwusi isn’t all about words. The monarch spent his honeymoon with his wife, Oloori Wuraola, at a tourist site in Lagos.

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