The 51st Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Ọba Adeyẹye Enitan Ogunwuyi Ọjaja II, was born at 13.00GMT on 17 October 1974 to the family of John Oluropo and Wuraola Ogunwusi of the Giesi Royal House, Agbedegbede Compound in the city of Ile-Ife.
His birth was predicted years before he was conceived. Hence, he was named Enitan by his mother while his grandfather named him Adeyeye , which means ‘the crown befits the throne.
Oba Ogunwusi is the fifth child in a family of seven.
He started his elementary education at Subuola Memorial Nursery and Primary School, Ibadan and Ibadan District Council, Akobo, Ibadan. He then proceeded to the prestigious Loyola College, Ibadan and later to St. Peters Secondary School, Ile-Ife, where he received his secondary school certificate (SSCE).
He graduated as an accountant from The Polytechnic, Ibadan.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also an Associate Accounting Technician. Oba Ogunwusi is a certified member of the Institute of Directors. He is also a member of the Global Real Estate Institute.
Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi was selected from amongst several well to do indigenes of Ile-Ife who were also heirs to the throne on 26th October 2015. He received his staff of office on 7 December 2015.
He is celebrating his 45th Birthday today. Happy Birthday the lover of peace, philanthropist, creative and visionary royal father.
The emergence of the monarch as one of the youngest king in the History of Nigeria shows that youths can rule this country successfully if they are given the opportunity.
May God continue to grant you unlimited grace to reign as the King for many years in Jesus name.
“Àrọ́lé Odùduwà kádé pẹ́ lórí, kí bàtà pẹ lẹ́sẹ̀. Igba ọdún, ọdún kan”.