Ooni of Ife storms America with 80 monarchs on a weeklong visit

Ooni-OgunwusiBy Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has arrived the United States of America (USA) along with his Olori, Wuraola Ogunwusi.

According to the Ooni’s spokesman, Mr. Moses Olafare, the monarch is also accompanied in the week long tour by 80 people that comprise of prominent Yoruba monarchs like the Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Adedotun (Bibiire 1), Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Laminisa 1, Ajero of Ijero Oba Adewole Joseph, Olubaka of Oka-Akoko Oba Yusuf Adeleye.

Also accompanying the Oba Ogunwusi was Adedapo Aderemi the Alayemore of Ido-Osun, Oba Olufon of Ifon Oba Al-Moroof Magbagbeola, Oba Elerinmon of Erinmo Oba Ajayi Micheal, Oba Onigbaye of Igbaye Oba Joseph Morontoye, Oba Alaagba of Aagba Oba Ogunwole Joseph, Alara of Ara Oodaye, Adagba of Iyanfoworogi.

Others include Ife High chiefs Adekola Adeyeye Jaaran of Ife, Highchief Akinropo Zaccheus Waasin of Ife and Jimo Awe , Arode of Ife while Obadio of Ife, Chief Ifarotimi Faloba, Obalesun of Ife Chief O.O. Dada, Lokore of Ife Adegbolabo Agun, and Eredumi of Ife Chief Omiwenu Odeyele represented the chief priests.

While in the U.S., he is billed to attend the 2016 annual Odunde Festival believed to be largest gathering of the blacks in America holding in the of city of Philadelphia on Sunday 12th 2016.

He is also to be hosted at the White House in Washington where he receives the white house Ambassador of Peace Award on 22nd June.

He will also on Friday be a guest at the United Nations Population Fund Building in New York, visit the African burial ground Manhattan NY where over 4 African slaves were buried alive in early 18th century, he will honoured with the presentation of the to the historical city of Newark and be hosted to Colombia University town hall meeting at Lerner Hall, Broadway NY.


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