Meet 40-year-old businessman tipped to become Ooni of Ife

Following the demise of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, the race of who emerges his successor has begun. There are 4 ruling houses in Ile-Ife, namely Lafogido, Giesi, Ogbooru and Osinkola. Oba Okunade Sijuwade is from the Ogboru ruling house. There are indications that the next Ooni of Ife will emerge from the Giesi ruling house. Members of the Giesi ruling house met on Saturday, 15th August 2015 at Akodi Agbedegbede (family house) in Ile-Ife. The meeting was attended by hundreds of princes, princesses and elders of the royal lineage. The legal process and content of the law that guides the selection of the Ooni was publicly presented to all the princes and princesses present.

To this end, one of the biggest contenders to watch is Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi who hails from the Giesi ruling house. About forty years ago in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, a prince was born into the Giesi Ruling House, Ojaja Royal Compound of Agbedegbede in Ile-Ife. He was named Adeyeye. Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi 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. Though born quietly, Prince Ogunwusi’s excellence and outstanding acumen would soon start to announce itself for the world to behold.



Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is a Real Estate giant who has been involved in remarkable partnerships with dignified Royal Fathers in some of his Real Estate developments; HRM, Oba Saheed Elegushi, Kusenla III, Elegushi of Ikate Land, Lagos (Development of LakeView Park 2, Lafiaji, Off Orchid Hotel Road, Lekki – Epe Expressway), HRM, The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, (development of Northpointe Estate, Chevron Drive, Lekki, Lagos), HRM, Oba Oyekan, Onilado, of Ilado Inagbe Island, Lagos, (Development of Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure, Lagos), HRM, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, The Oranmiyan Osile Oke Ona of Egba Land, Abeokuta (development of The Lord’s Estate, Buckswood College Abeokuta), HRM, Oba Oloruntoyin Saliu, the Oloworo of Oworonsoki, Lagos (partners in the proposed Oworonsoki Redevelopment Scheme, Lagos), HRM Oba Akinloye, Ojomu of Ajiran Land, Lekki – a host to several developments which Adeyeye has embarked on, HRM, The Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Muhammed Gbadamosi (partnership during the rice and sugar merchandising for Dangote Group and others).

A highly dignified man, fearless and daring, a self-made man who not only has passion for his home town but his country as a whole, who has and is working in the improvement of the society at large whilst he spends his time and money to preserve and showcase the cultural heritage of his people and tradition of Ile-Ife, he also is creating many job opportunities for the indigenes of Ife. He is loved and highly respected by the people of Ile-Ife, the Prince is someone who has stayed and is very much in touch with his roots and tradition. A man of honour who already has started making a difference in the city of Ife, He has close alliances with some of the most esteemed Royal fathers, leaders and kinsmen.

Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi is happily married with a daughter Adeola who recently gaduated from University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Prince Ogunwusi is the 5th child of his parents. His siblings are Abimbola, Adetunji, Folasade, Adesola, and Adebimpe.


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