Ooni of Ife

Posted by: Akiode Olusegun 3 months ago Eto Wa / Osun Segese

Prince Adeyeye Enitan Adewusi was Born to Prince Ropo and Late Mrs Margaret Wuraola Ogunwusi of Ile Opa family compound, Ile Ife. He is 51st Ooni of Ife.

Prince Adewusi takes over from Oba Sijuwade who died on July 28, 2015 in a London Hospital. Mr. Ogunwusi is a graduate of Accountancy and a certified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and of the Institute of Management.

He has been involved in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts locally and abroad for over 11 years.

He was involved in the development of the Northern Foreshore Estate, Cityscape International Limited’s Buena Vista project in Lekki, Primewaterview Limited’s projects, Westcom Limited’s projects, and the Ajaokuta Steel’s and Delta Steel’s resuscitation projects.

Prior to his appointment as the new Ooni of Ife, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi was the Managing Director of Howard Roark Gardens Limited which is undertaking multi-million naira Jacob Mews Estate project in Yaba and the Lakeview real estate development in Lekki.”

To become Ooni, Prince Ogunwusi defeated 20 other contenders, including his 48-year old real estate- magnate brother, Adetunji, the Group Chairman of Primewaterview Holdings (comprising of Primewaterview Limited and PWV Management Services)

He is on the Board of Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank Limited, (formerly GTHomes), GTBank Plc and FinaTrust Microfinance Bank Limited.

He is a member of several professional bodies including ; Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate Accounting Technician and a certified member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria as well as Global Real Estate Institute (GRI).

It is worthy to note that since the demise of Oba Okunade Sijuwade, the Olubuse II, who in his capacity as the Oonirisa of the source brought a lot of fanfare and prestige to the already well revered stool which was once occupied by such illustrious personalities as Oduduwa and Oranmiyan, the race for the next Ooni was between the four ruling families; Osinkola, Ogboru, Giesi and Lafogido.
Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, who was born into the Giesi Ruling House, Ojaja Royal Compound of Agbedegbede in Ile-Ife is an astute entrepreneur, driven by turning impossibilities to possibilities. His power of imagination has set him aside, revolutionizing his approach to creativity and innovation. He is a distinct achiever, with the conscience of youthful excellence, his ambition is exceptional with savvy business ideas, making a mark in his immediate society and beyond. Prince Ogunwusi’s excellence and outstanding acumen would soon start to announce itself for the world to behold.

Prince Adeyeye’s appointment was announced in a press statement by the Government of Osun state in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti On 24th .October, 2015.

The statement reads: “The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has approved the appointment of a new Ooni of Ife. He is Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of the Giesi Ruling House of Ile Ife State of Osun.

” This choice follows the completion of the due process by the kingmakers and the communication of their decision to the Government.”

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