Real estate tycoon is the 51st Ooni of Ife!

Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi is taking over from late Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

After months of speculations, a new Ooni has been selected.

Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi has been appointed as 51st Ooni of Ife.

This news was announced in a statement by the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

“The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has approved the appointment of a new Ooni of Ife. He is Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of Giesi Ruling House of Ile-Ife, State of Osun. This choice follows the completion of the due process by the kingmakers and the communication of their decision to Government.”

The new Ooni comes highly recommended by the governor of Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who described him as "a forthright traditional ruler, and an astute businessman, who for decades helped to pursue and unite the common interests of the Yoruba race."

Prince Adeyeye takes over from late Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

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