On the 28th of July,2015,the former Ooni of ife, Oba Sijuwade passed away after a brief illness in London. Steps have been taken to appoint the new king who will ascend the throne.
The state government released a press statement yesterday stating that Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi is the new Ooni of Ile Ife. “This follows the completion of the due process and the communication of their (Kingmakers’) choice to the government.”
According to his website, below is a brief history of the new King.
Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi being the 5th direct descendant of the Giesi family was quietly delivered into the humble family of Prince Ropo and Late Mrs Margaret Wuraola Ogunwusi (Ile Opa family compound, Ile Ife). His father was a radio and television anchor and presentation star that spanned the entire mid-1980s to early 21st century in the South-Western part of Nigeria. Like the Proverb, “A Golden Fish has no hiding place”, Young Prince Ogunwusi’s excellence and outstanding acumen would soon start to announce itself for the world to behold.