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What the Ooni of Ife is doing in US

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His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II yesterday June 8, 2016 departed the shores of Nigeria on a historic visit to the United States of America.

The well loved monarch caused a major stir at the Murtatla Mohammed International Airport, Lagos Nigeria as travelers

Ooni of Ife

Ooni of Ife

abandoned their routines to catch a glimpse of the majestic Oba, almost mobbing him and his colourful entourage in the process.

His visit, which is aimed at attracting foreign investors for economic development in Ile-Ife and the Yoruba regions will span a period of three weeks.

During his three weeks visit, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi will be in Baltimore, Maryland, African Village, Sheldon, South Carolina, Mobile Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Arkansas and Chicago, Illinois where he will be delivering messages on the opportunities available in Ile-Ife and Yoruba land for investors in natural resources and culture.

The Oonirisa as he is traditionally known will also be awarded with “PEACE AMBASSADOR” Award by White House Faith Based Initiatives at the White House in Washington

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and his beautiful Queen travelled with a large entourage which consisted of 10 Obas, 10 Chiefs, 20 Emeses (traditional aides) and 23 others.

His arrival

On his majestic arrival at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, United States today, he was given a rousing welcome with a colourful reception that was arranged in his honour.

  • Daniel Fayemi for


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