About the Ooni

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Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife (born October 17, 1974) is a Nigerian Accountant and the 51st Ooni of Ife. He succeeded the late Oba Okunade Sijuwade who died on July 28, 2015.
The Vangurd Newspaper described him as “an astute entrepreneur driven by turning impossibilities to ‘possibilities’” in its publication on October 27, 2015.

In 2002, Adeyeye led the Federal Government delegation to Canada that enhanced alliances through a partnership with the government of Ondo State on solid mineral.
Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi is from Giesi Royal Family, one of the four royal families in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The last Ooni from the family was Ooni Derin Ologbenla (1880-1894). Oba Ogunwusi assumed the title of Ojaja the Second. Ojaja the first was from Agbedegbede Compound, Iremo Quarters (the ancestral home of the Giesi). His father is Prince Ropo Ogunwusi, a veteran broadcaster.

Oba Ogunwusi received his Staff of Office from Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Raufu Adesoji Aregbesola on Monday 7th December 2015 at Enuwa Square, Ile-Ife in the presence of several dignitaries from all walks of life including the Vice President of Nigeria,
Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

Ooni Ogunwusi promised to unite all the Yoruba and avoid supremacy tussle with any monarch it is indeed a new dawn. It is our God that makes a king, and i am grateful to God for preparing me for this throne. I did not become a king by accident, God designed it to be so because as a prince, I had personal dealings with over 20kings and i will explore this to work for the unity of all Yoruba monarchs. Immediately I was selected by the kingmakers,I called the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona and discussed with him the essence of bringing everybody together. I am glad to say that today we are on the same page. I also called Alafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. We spoke at length. He came around during my seclusion. I have also met with Oba Akiolu of Lagos apart from many other traditional rulers that I have personal relationships with. So gradually, the Yoruba kingdom is coming together. I want to admit that fingers are not equal, but there must be unity.

The youthful Ooni also promised to do a lot for the youths I will do a lot for the youths and improve on our values. I consider myself to be fortunate because for somebody within my age grade to be closer to many leaders, is a rare privilege. And I have started some serious discussions with some monarchs that we are in the same age bracket to improve on the traditional institution.
Family life.

Ooni Ogunwusi has a daughter, Adeola Aanuoluwapo Ogunwusi, born in Ibadan, in May 1994, who was born to Omolara Olatubosun with whom he has been a co-parent. In 2008, he married Olubukola Bombata.

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