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ROYAL FATHER OF THE WEEK: Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi Ọjájá II



ROYAL FATHER OF THE WEEK: Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi Ọjájá II

Ooni Enitan Ogunwusi Ọjájá II

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ọjájá II is the 51st and current Ooni of Ile-Ife, Osun State, South-West, Nigeria.

Born 17 October 1974, Oba Ogunwusi succeeded late Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II, the 50th Ooni of Ife who died in 2015.

He started his elementary education at Subuola Memorial Nursery and Primary School, Ibadan and Ibadan District Council, Akobo, Ibadan. He then proceeded to Loyola College, Ibadan and later proceeded to St. Peters Secondary School, Ile-Ife, where he received his secondary school certificate (SSCE). He studied accountancy at The Polytechnic, Ibadan

Professional career
He 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. He holds a number of honorary doctorate degrees: one in Public Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and another in Law from Igbinedion University.

Oba Ogunwusi is the Chancellor at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Selection and coronation
Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi was selected from the Giesi Ruling House of Ile-Ife, amongst indigenes 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. Oba Ogunwusi is the spiritual leader of the Yoruba people now saddled with the responsibility of making supplications to God and the Òrisa on behalf of his people and the world at large during annual festivals such as Olojo.

As a highly respected traditional ruler of Yoruba origin, Oba Ogunwusi is a Co-Chairman of National Traditional Rulers’ Council, (NTRC). He is ROYAL NEWS Royal Father of The Week.

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