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Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi biography

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi Eniitan, Ojaja II, is a Nigerian monarch. He is the traditional ruler, or Ooni, of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife. He has held his title since 2015.

Title: Ooni of Ife Ojaja II, Incumbent

Assumed office: 26 October 2015

Preceded by: Oba Okunade Sijuade, Olubuse II

Background informations

Full Name: Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi

Born: 17 October 1974(age 44)

Birth place: Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Spouse(s): Prophetess Morenike Naomi Oluwaseyi

Children: Princess Adeola Ogunwusi

Parents: Prince Aderopo Ogunwusi
Princess Wuraola Ogunwusi

Residence: Ile Oodua (Ooni’s Palace)

Famous as: Accountant, Real Estate Developer, King

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Early life

He started his elementary education at Subuola Memorial Nursery and Primary School, Ibadan and Ibadan District Council, Akobo, Ibadan. He then proceeded to the prestigious Loyola College, Ibadan and later to St. Peters Secondary School, Ile-Ife, where he bagged his secondary school certificate (SSCE). He graduated as an accountant from The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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Professional career

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also an Associate Accounting Technician. Oba Ogunwusi is a certified member of the Institute of Directors. He is also a member of the Global Real Estate Institute.

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi holds a number of honorary doctorate degrees: one in Public Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and another in Law from Igbinedion University.

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi is the Chancellor at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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Selection and coronation

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi was selected from amongst several well to do indigenes of Ile-Ife who were also heirs to the throne on 26 October 2015.

He received his staff of office on 7 December 2015. He has been described as an ‘astute entrepreneur driven by the need to turn impossibilities into possibilities.

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi is the spiritual leader of the Yoruba people now saddled with the responsibility of making supplications to God and the Òrìṣà on behalf of his tribe and the world at large during annual festivals such as Olojo.

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Shortly after his coronation, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi met with the Alaafin of Oyo and by so doing initiated a new era in the history of the Yoruba States. He effectively broke the jinx of institutionalised discord between the thrones that had plagued Ile-Ife and Oyo for decades.

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi is an advocate for the empowerment and emancipation of women and young people. He has transformed Ile-Ife into a tourist zone, with changes including the beautification,redesign and re-construction of the ancient city.

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi is also a renowned philanthropist who is committed to humanity and an advocate for the less privileged. He has granted support over the years through the House of Oduduwa Foundation and, recently, through Hopes Alive Initiative.

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Personal life

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi was born at 13.00GMT on 17 October 1974 to the family of Oluropo and Wuraola Ogunwusi of the Giesi Royal House, Agbedegbede Compound in the city of Ile-Ife.

His birth was predicted years before he was conceived. Hence, he was named Enitan by his mother while his grandfather named him Adeyeye, which means ‘the crown befits the throne. Oba Ogunwusi is the fifth child in a family of seven.

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi was involved in previous relationships. Notable among them is Adebukola Bombata, whom he married in 2008, Olori Wuraola Zaynab Otiti, his second wife (2016-2017), and Omolara Olatubosun, with whom he has his only daughter and with whom he is a co-parent. The daughter’s name is Princess Adeola Aanuolouwapo Ogunwusi (born in May, 1994). Ogunwusi married Prophetess Morenike Naomi Oluwaseyi in October, 2018.


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