This post will enlighten you on the profile of the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and his net worth but first, let us look at the brief history of the title Ooni of Ife.
Overview on Ooni of Ife Title
The Ooni of Ile-Ife is the traditional ruler of Ile-Ife which is a town in present day Osun State, Nigeria. Ile-Ife is historically regarded as the birthplace of the Yoruba race and religion.
The Ooni of Ife, together with the Alaafin of Oyo, is seen as the highest ranked Oba in the entire Youruba nation.
The Ooni dynasties date back to many, many years ago. Be informed that all the Ooni are traced back to Oduduwa in their line of succession. Oduduwa himself or Oodua as he is fondly called, is accorded maximum respect because he is the father of all the Yoruba people.
Ooni Oranmiyan, believed to have lived between 1200 and 1300 A.D, became honoured for birthing news towns
One of his sons, Alaafin Ajaka, became the first Alaafin of Oyo, which birthed the old Oyo Empire, while another of his sons, Omo N’Oba Edo Eweka I, became the first Oba of Benin Empire. Another became Osile, of Oke-Ona Egba.
Ooni Lajamisan, who is another descendant of Oranmiyan is celebrated for opening a new history of Ife.
The four actual Ruling Houses are named from Ooni Lafogido, Ooni Osinkola, Ooni Ogboru and Ooni Giesi. The first three were sons of Ooni.
The ruling House include: The Oshinkola House, Iremo (present) [as of 1957], the Giesi House, More, the Ogboru House, Ilare, the Lafogido House, Okerewe.
Profile of the Current Ooni of Ife
The current Ooni of Ife is His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II). He is the 51st Ooni of Ife. Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi was born on 17th December, 1974 to Prince Ropo and Late Mrs Margaret Wuraola Ogunwusi in Ile Opa family compound, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
On 26th December, 2015, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi was selected as the king-elect of Ile Ife Kingdom, out of 21 contenders to the Ooni stool. The announcement was made by the Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola.
Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi defeated a number of competitors including his elder brother, and he received his Staff of Office from Governor Rauf Aregbesola on 7th December 2015, at Enuwa Square, Ile-Ife, Osun State, in the presence of several dignitaries including the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi in his early years, attended Sobuola Memorial Nursery and primary school in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria. The Ooni of Ife completed his primary education at Ibadan District Council (IDC), Akobo, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
In 1985, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi attended Loyola College, Ibadan, led by Reverend G.B Daramola, the principal of the college. He later proceeded to Ile Ife at Saint Peter’s Secondary School, Omi Okun, Ile Ife led by Late Johnson Adesina, where he completed his secondary education.
Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from The Polytechnic Ibadan. After his tertiary education, he ventured into entrepreneurship, where he made his name as a successful, dynamic, vibrant entrepreneur.
Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Marriage
Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi married Mrs Adedokun Adebisi Ogunwusi with whom he has a daughter, Adeola Aanuoluwapo Ogunwusi.
However, he was married Olori Wuraola Zynab Ogunwusi (née Otiti). The marriage is said to have been arranged by the oracle but Zaynab confirmed her marriage to the monarch had ended on Instagram
Recently, the Oni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, married Queen Morenike Naomi Oluwaseyi and here is a brief biography about her.
Morenike Naomi is a prophetess and the Founder/President of En-Heralds, an interdenominational ministry based in Akure, Ondo state. She began her public ministry at the age of eighteen and became a full time evangelist in December 2011.
The monarch was quoted saying about his new wife.
“Shilekunola, Moronke, Naomi; the greatest Arsenal you can apply on this highly revered throne with many rules and regulations in the midst of undiluted tradition, heritage and culture is the “Fear Of God In You”, which is the beginning of your wisdom on this throne of Oduduwa.
“You are welcome home my beautiful and adorable queen.’’
Ooni of Ife Net worth
The current net worth of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) has not been released by Forbes. He is among the list of first class Obas in Nigeria and also one of the richest kings in Nigeria.
Since he is a wealthy business man in Nigeria, it won’t be a surprise if the current Ooni of Ife net worth is estimated to run into millions of US dollars. He owns a 2011 model of Rolls Royce car.