SHORT HISTORY OF OONI OF ILE IFE

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Hi, I live in Ile ife, I know the town to be very rich in culture and traditions too. It's a place to be. The Ooni of Ile-Ife (Ọọ̀ni of Ilè-Ifẹ̀) is the customary leader of Ile-Ife and the otherworldly top of the Yoruba in general. The Ooni administration existed before the rule of Oranmiyan which history specialists have contended is between the seventh ninth hundreds of years A.D.

Ogun sent Oduduwa's youngsters on various excursions as prompted by the Ifa prophet to impact Yoruba land and domain extension.

Oduduwa's eight youngsters' relatives are known as the Obalades (crown heads) of Yoruba land.

They are the Onipopo of Popo, (Benin Republic), Onisabe of Sabe, (Benin Republic).

Furthermore, the Alaafin of Oyo (Nigeria), Oregun of Ile-Ila (Nigeria), Alake of Egbaland (Nigeria), Alaketu of Ketu (Nigeria), Owaoboku of Ijeshaland (Nigeria), Owa of Ilesa (Nigeria) were the genuine successor to the high position.

"It is accepted that Ogun deliberately sent every one of Oduduwa's youngsters on various excursions to impact Yoruba domain development.

One of Orunmila's children, Eweka, turned into the primary Oba of Benin. Oranmiyan's child, Ajaka, turned into the second Alaafin of Oyo after his dad. Another, Osile, of Oke-Ona Egba. Ooni Lajamisan, one more relative of Oranmiyan, is frequently said to have opened the advanced Ife history.

The four rulers originally are Ooni Lafogido, Ooni Osinkola, Ooni Ogboru and Ooni Giesi. The initial three were children of Ooni Lajodogun, and the later a maternal grandson of Ogboru. The current Ooni is Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II (born in October 17, 1974).

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; (Ọjájá II) (born 17 October 1974) is the 51st and current Ooni of Ife. He is the conventional ruler of the Yoruba realm of Ile-Ife. He agreed to the high position in 2015 succeeding the perished Oba Okunade Sijuwade who was the 50th Ooni of Ife.

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Ọba Ọjájá II, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, as a child of John Oluropo Ogunwusi and Princess Margaret Wuraola Sidikatu Abegbe Ogunwusi into the Royal family of Giesi, one of the 4 imperial groups of the Place of Oranmiyan. His granddad was Ruler Joseph Olagbaju Adewole Ogunwusi, who's granddad was Ọba Ọ̀ráyẹ̀gbà (otherwise called Ooni Orarigba or Orasigba) Ọjájá I, who was the 44th Ooni of Ife and controlled from 1878 to 1880. Through him, he is an immediate relative of Ooni Agbedegbede, who was a relative of Ooni Giesi, (the begetter of the Giesi regal House), and accordingly a relative of Ọọni Lajodogun. Lajodogun was a child of Ọọni Lajamisan (or Lajemisin), who was a grandson of the unbelievable originator of the Oyo Realm Oranmiyan. Oranmiyan, was a child or grandson of the principal Ooni of Ife, Oduduwa, in this way Ọba Ọjájá II is a relative of Odùdùwà, the organizer of the Yoruba public.

Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi was chosen from the Giesi compound of Ile-Ife, among indigenes who were likewise main beneficiaries of the privileged position on 26 October 2015. He accepted his staff of office on 7 December 2015. He has been depicted as an 'keen business person driven by the need to transform difficulties into conceivable outcomes. Oba Ogunwusi is the profound head of the Yoruba public currently burdened with the obligation of making requests to God and the Òrìṣà for his clan and the world everywhere during yearly celebrations like Olojo.

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