• Ooni of Ife Unveils the Tallest Statue in Nigeria, the ‘Moremi Statue of Liberty’ in Ile-Ife (Photos)

    Ooni of Ife Unveils the Tallest Statue in Nigeria, the ‘Moremi Statue of Liberty’ in Ile-Ife (Photos)

    Ooni of Ife has unveiled the tallest statue in Nigeria, the Moremi Statue of Liberty, located in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

    Influential Yoruba monarch, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, has unveiled the tallest statue in Nigeria, the third tallest in Africa.

    The Moremi statue of liberty which is a 42 feet tall statue with 30 risers, was constructed right on the spot where Moremi lived several centuries ago.

    According to Stans Mukoro who shared the photos on social media, the statue […]

  • Yoruba speaking states to get own anthem – Ooni of Ife

    Yoruba speaking states to get own anthem – Ooni of Ife

    According to reports, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Friday ended his visit to Ekiti state with a promise that the Yoruba-speaking states in Nigeria would soon have a common anthem in local dialect that will be sung at every public forum immediately after that of the national anthem.

    The monarch made the pronouncement when he visited Governor Ayo Fayose at the Government House to round-off his two-day official visit to the state.

    He said the need for such Yoruba […]

  • Ooni of Ife visits Ekiti, says new era has come to Yorubaland

    Ooni of Ife visits Ekiti, says new era has come to Yorubaland

    According to reports, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on Thursday canvassed unity and cooperation among Yoruba traditional rulers and their subjects.

    The traditional ruler made the call at different locations during a one-day first official visit to Ekiti State.

    It was the first since he became the Ooni.

    The three major towns visited by the Ooni were Aramoko Ekiti, Ijero Ekiti and Ado Ekiti.

    Oba Ogunwusi said that the need for such cooperation had become imperative in order to usher in […]

  • Deity worshipping not a sin against God – Ooni of Ife

    Deity worshipping not a sin against God – Ooni of Ife

    The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has stated that worshiping deities (idols), is not a sin against God Almighty as it was part of nature.

    He cautioned people to stop misrepresenting the importance of festivals and deities celebrated in the ancient city of Ile-Ife and all parts of Africa.

    His royal majesty made this known on Wednesday while speaking at the 2016 celebration of ORANFE, the god of fire in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

    Oranfe, the god of fire, is believed to be […]

  • Ooni of Ife wears ‘100kg’ Aare crown for first time

    Ooni of Ife wears ‘100kg’ Aare crown for first time

    According to reports, the ‎Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, put on the sacred Aare crown on Saturday in Ile-Ife, Osun, for the first time amidst jubilations and local gun salute by the natives.

    Oba Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, performed the symbolic trip from Ile Oodua, his palace to Oke Mogun shrine, to mark this year’s Olojo Festival, being the first time he would participate in the festival as Ooni.

    News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olojo Festival holds annually in Ile […]

  • Check out the photo of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye’s late mother

    Check out the photo of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye’s late mother

    This is a photo of the late mother of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi. They look so much alike. Photo credit: Princess Folasade Ogunwusi

    This is a photo of the late mother of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi. They look so much alike. Photo credit: Princess Folasade

  • Ooni of Ife joins Muslims in Ife for prayers at Eid prayer ground (Photo)

    Ooni of Ife joins Muslims in Ife for prayers at Eid prayer ground (Photo)

    Ooni of Ife joined Muslim faithfuls in Ife for the Eid prayers this morning.

    Ooni of Ife joined Muslim faithfuls in Ife for the Eid prayers this

  • See What Ex-Speaker Dimeji Bankole Did Before Ooni Of Ife Everyone is Talking About (Photos)

    See What Ex-Speaker Dimeji Bankole Did Before Ooni Of Ife Everyone is Talking About (Photos)

    The former Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole has paid a surprise visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja ll at his palace.

    Former Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole and friends prostrating before the Ooni

    Former Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole is in the news again after he paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja ll at his palace.

    The former lawmaker was caught […]

  • Ooni Of Ife Says- “We are not Idol worshipers, we give glory to God”

    Ooni Of Ife Says- “We are not Idol worshipers, we give glory to God”

    Following series of verbal attacks on the Ooni of Ife and his followers concerning their mode of worship, the monarch Ooni Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) – has said that they are not idol worshipers, as they give glory to God through their traditional.

    Following series of verbal attacks on the Ooni of Ife and his followers concerning their mode of worship, the monarch Ooni Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) – has said that they are not idol worshipers, as they […]

  • Ooni Of Ife And His Wife Visit Badagry Town In Lagos (Photos)

    Ooni Of Ife And His Wife Visit Badagry Town In Lagos (Photos)

    Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and his wife, Olori Wuraola, paid a courtesy visit to the historical Badagry town in Lagos yesterday August 21st. The Ooni and his wife visited some historical sites in the town.

    Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and his wife, Olori Wuraola, paid a courtesy visit to the historical Badagry town in Lagos yesterday August 21st. The Ooni and his wife visited some historical sites in the

  • Ooni of Ife set for Europe tour

    Ooni of Ife set for Europe tour

    The Ooni of Ife,Oba Enitan Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, will embark on a tour of Europe in October 2016.

    The trip is organized by African Cultural Awards in collaboration with Nigerian stakeholders in Europe and Nigeria consulates offices and Embassies in Europe.

    According to the President of the team, Barrister Toyin Adeyanju, Oba Ogunwusi will visit Germany, France, Austria, Hungary and Netherlands between October 21 and 30, 2016.

    The trip will include royal visitation, diplomatic dinners/cocktail, business meetings/summit, cultural celebration, parties, awards […]