Ooni of Ife Biography
|Full name||Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan|
|Date of birth||17th October 1974|
|Net worth||$70 million (est. 35 billion NGN)|
|State of origin||Ile-Ife, Osun state|
|Occupation||Ooni of Ife, Accountant, Businessman|
The 51st current of Ooni of Ife( Ojaja 11) whose real name is known as Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi the Oba of the Yoruba land.
He is the traditional ruler and monarch of the whole Yoruba kingdom Ile- Ife. Oba Adeyeye was born on the 17th of October 1974 which makes him 47 years this 2021.
On the 7th of December, Oba Adeyeye succeeded as king after the deceased Oba Okunade Sijuade who was the 50th King of Ooni of Ife.
Early Life and Ancestry
Prince Ogunwusi Enitan Adeyeye was born to a family of prince John Oluropo and Princess Margret wuraola sidikatu Abegbe Ogunwusi who are from a Royal House of Giesi, one of the Royal families of Oranmiyan.
His parental grandfather Prince Joseph Olagbaju Ogunwusi who was the Oba of Orayegba also known as Ooni of Orarigba/ Orasigba ( Ojaja1), was the 44th Ooni of Ife and ruled from 1878 to 1880.
The birth of Ogunwusi Enitan has been predicted years before he was born to the compound of Agbedegbede in the city of Ile- Ife of which the name Enitan was given by his mother while his grandfather named him A dey eye( Crown benefit the Throne).
He is the fifth child in the family of seven (7). Ogunwusi is a direct descendant of Ooni Agbedegbede who was a descendant of Ooni Giesi ( The progenitor of the Giesi Royal house and a descendant of Ooni lajodogun).
Ladojogun was a son of Ooni Lajamisan/ Lajemisin who was a grandson of the legendary founder of the Oyo Empire Oranmiyan. Oranmiyan was the grandson of the first Ooni of Ife Oduduwa. Thus, Oba ogunwusi Enitan Ojaja11 is a descendant of Oduduwa the founder of the Yoruba people.
Education and Career Life
Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi began his elementary education at Subuola Memorial Nursery and primary school Ibadan at District council Akobo, Ibadan and got his admission for his secondary education at Loyola college Ibadan but later proceeded to St. Peter secondary school, Ile- Ife where he later received his secondary school certificate. He moved on to studying accounting at The Polytechnic of Ibadan.
He’s one of the members of the institute of chartered accountant of Nigeria and also an Associate Accounting Technicians.
He holds a quite number of honorary doctorate degrees including in public administration from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and another in Law from Igbinedo university.
Oba Enitan Adeyeye is now a certified member of the Institute of Directors and also a member of the Global Real Estate Institute. He is a chancellor at the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Ooni of Ife Selection and Coronation
On the 26th of October 2015, Ooni Ogunwusi Adeyeye was chosen from the Giesi Ruling House and among indigenes who are heirs to the Throne. He acceded to the Throne on the 7th of December. He has been known as an astute smart entrepreneur driven by the need to change impossibilities.
As a spiritual leader of Yoruba land and people, Oba Adeyeye took it upon himself the responsibility of making supplications to God and the Orisa on behalf of his tribe and the world at large during annual festivals such as Olojo and Aje festival.
Ooni of Ife Achievements
Oba Ogunwusi has been able to make a new record and new Era in the Yoruba history by meeting with the Alaafin of Oyo shortly after his coronation and has effectively broken the Jinx of institutionalised discard between the thrones that had plagued Ile-Ile and Oyo for decades.
Oba Ogunwusi is an advocate of empowerment and emaciation of women and young people. He has successfully turned Ife into a Tourist Zone by beautifying, redesigning and re-constructing the Ancient city.
He is a renowned philanthropist who has committed himself to humanity and less privileged people. Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye keeps granting support through the House of Oduduwa foundation over the years and recently through the Hopes Alive initiative.
Ooni of Ife Marital Life
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi had his first daughter Adeola Anuoluwapo Ogunwusi born in May 1994 with Omolara Olatubosun in Ibadan who are co-parents.
He married Adebukola Bombata from whom they separated from each other in 2016 to marry Otiti Zaynah Obanor as his second wife which lasted for just A year(2016-2017). Oba Adeyeye got married again by October 2018 to Morenike Naomi Oluwaseyi who’s currently his wife and just gave birth to a baby boy this year 2021.
Ooni of Ife Net worth
Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye has been spotted at the 4th position among Nigeria’s richest kings with an estimated net worth of $70 million.
- Rolls Royce phantom
- Bentley Mulsanne and flying spur
- Mercedes Benz S550.