Excitement as Africa Fashion Week holds in London

Exhibition of Afro-centric designs, cuisines among others will take centre stage as this year’s edition of Africa Fashion Week holds at the prestigious Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, between August 9 and 10. The grand patron and Ambassador Plenipotentiary of African Fashion Week London (AFW), the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, will lead special guests to the show, which will feature catwalk shows and exhibition, with over 100 designers from different parts of the globe in attendance. According to the organisers, AFWL is fully…

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Ooni to Buhari: Drums of war sounding in Nigeria

  …says South-West forests overtaken by strangers   The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja that the drums of war were fast sounding loud across the country. Oba Adeyeye was at the Villa in view of the rising insecurity challenges in Nigeria, including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and insurgency. Speaking to State House Correspondents after the closed-door meeting, the traditional ruler explained that the South-West does not want to experience any other war. The royal father said that he came…

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Kanu touched God’s heart with foundation – Ooni

His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife has said Kanu Nwankwo has touched the heart of God with his act of philanthropy. Receiving the two-time African Footballer of the Year Award winner in his palace at Ile Ife in Osun state at the weekend, the royal father observed the former Super Eagles skipper, through his Kanu Heart Foundation, has extended love to a lot of indigent poor people who otherwise would have died with their heart ailments. “God is love and anyone who is able to show…

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Post-election summit: Sultan, Ooni, Obi of Onitsha, Obong of Calabar, others arrive Imo

Eminent traditional rulers from across the nation, yesterday, stormed Owerri, the Imo state capital to deliberate on how to ensure cordiality, douse tension and entrench peace across board following acrimony and divisive energy dissipated during the 2019 election. Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Sa’id Abubakar, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Emiton Ogunwusi, Obi of Onitsha, Prof. Alfred Achebe, Obong of Calabar, Ediden Ekpo Okon Abasi, Etsu of Nupe, Alhaji Valiya Abubakar, and other traditional rulers from across the nation yesterday, under the platform of the National Council of Traditional Rulers…

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Amosun, Ooni, Akarigbo, others celebrate Tribune at 69

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi and the Aare Onakakanfo, Iba Gani Adams led the cream of the Nigerian society on Friday at the foundation laying ceremony of the Tribune House located along Lagos – Ibadan Expressway in Isheri, Ogun State. Speaking at the event, the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, represented by his deputy, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, eulogized the legacies of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, stating that the paper is still surviving after almost…

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Ooni of Ife kick starts Olojo Festival 2018

Activities leading to this year’s staging of Olojo Festival has been flagged off by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, who is the chief celebrant of the annual festival celebrated by him and the people of his kingdom as well as the entire Yoruba race in commemoration of the unique cultural heritage and tradition of Ife royalty, which is described as the source. Speaking at the media event to herald the festival, which grand finale has been scheduled for Sept 30, the Ooni spoke on the…

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Tribes not versed in culture will die in ignorance –Ooni

Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has charged Yoruba people to promote their culture wherever they find themselves, saying, any tribe that was not versed in its culture, would die in ignorance. He pointed out that Yoruba culture and tradition are compulsory for Yoruba people to learn and understand like ‘ABC’ being learnt in English language before you can proceed further in learning. The monarch, who gave the charge during a press event heralding this year’s Olojo Festival, described Yoruba culture and tradition as a must to be practised and…

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Ooni, Etsu Nupe, others harp on community devt

Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi yesterday said for any meaningful development to take place at the grassroots in any society, community advancement should be in existence. Ogunwusi, disclosed this during the 5th anniversary of the coronation of the Olupoti of Ipoti-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Oba James Oladipupo Kolade (Oluwademilade 1). Ogunwusi charged the people of Ipoti-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area to take the development of their community as necessary. He said: “Community development remains the duty of all of us in Yorubaland and Nigeria at large.” Also speaking,…

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Sallah: Ooni urges Muslims to imbibe spirit of love, harmony

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi yesterday felicitated with Muslim faithful in the state and charged them to live in harmony with other religious sects.   The monarch, who made the charge during the Eid-el-Kabir prayers at the Eid Praying Ground at Ilode, Ile-Ife said that progress of a society would only occur in an atmosphere of harmony, peace and togetherness, urging them to move towards them.   Besides, Oba Ogunwusi asked politicians to shun any act capable of promoting disharmony, acrimony, bitterness and retrogression, urging them to play politics…

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Tears as widow receives new home from Ooni

For Mrs. Victoria Adeleke, a widow and the coordinator of Oluwakemi Orphanage at Omi-Adio, Ibadan, Oyo State, housing about 30 orphans, it was time for God to fulfil His long time prophecy to her. Adeleke started rolling on the ground with tears in her eyes after beholding a new home – equipped, furnished with education and health facilities -donated by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, through his Hopes Alive Initiative. The Deputy Chief Convener of Hopes Alive Initiatives, Miss Temitope Adesegun, said it was to give Oluwakemi Orphanage…

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