Ogunwusi Emerges 51st Ooni Of Ile-Ife

Ogunwusi Emerges 51st Ooni Of Ile-IfePrince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of the Giesi ruling house in the ancient city of Ile-Ife has emerged as the new Ooni of Ile-Ife, becoming the 51st monarch of the kingdom.

A statement issued by the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, confirmed that the Kingmakers of Ile-Ife had completed the required process and communicated the choice of Prince Ogunwusi to his office for approval.

Prince Ogunwusi takes over from Oba Sijuade, who died on July 28, 2015 in a London hospital.

The Ooni was selected from 21 candidates presented by the Giesi ruling house for the exalted stool.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Right Honourable Yakubu Dogara, consequently congratulated the new Ooni of Ife on his ascension to the throne.

Dogara said in a congratulatory statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, that the role of traditional rulers in nation-building cannot be over-emphasised.

Prince Ogunwusi is a graduate of Accountancy and a certified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and of the Institute of Management.

Before Prince Ogunwusi’s appointment, the last descendant of the Giesi ruling house that occupied the position was Ooni Derin Ologbenla and that was between 1880 and 1894.

Osun State Appoints Leo-Wonder As “Face Of Entertainment”

Nigerian fast rising singer, Leo Wonder, was recently honoured with the ambassadorial office of Face Of Entertainment at the 2013 Osun Entertainment Awards.

The music sensation whose singing abilities came to limelight after his collaboration with Tiwa Savage on her love song, Ife Wa Gbona, hails from the state and has represented the state well according to members of the State Executive Council.

The award was presented to Leo Wonder by Oba Sijuade at the event which was attended by members of the State Executive Council and other dignitaries.

On receiving the award, Leo said “I feel so humbled and honoured to receive this kind of recognition from my home state and I’m determined to make it more about service than just bearing the title.

Entertainment in the state of Osun has just embarked on a fresh journey to greater things, I’ll need the support of everyone to be a deserving driver for that journey”.