His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II , on June 8, 2016 departed Nigeria on a historic visit to the United States of America.
Upon his majestic arrival at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, United States, he was given a rousing and glorious welcome.
His Imperial Majesty’s visit, which is aimed at attracting foreign investors for economic development in Ile-Ife and the Yoruba regions, will span a period of three weeks.
During the visit to a number of states, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi will be delivering messages on the opportunities available in Ile-Ife and Yoruba land for investors in natural resources and culture.
The Oonirisa will also be awarded with “PEACE AMBASSADOR” Award by White House Faith Based Initiatives at the White House in Washington.
Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and his entourage consisting of prominent Obas (kings) with an expected visit of the States Governors and other dignitaries, will be focused on facts about nature, culture and exclusive information on business opportunities in Nigeria in general.
The city of Ile-Ife, Osun State Nigeria is endowed with abundant natural resources, solid minerals, agriculture and a varieties of artistic expressions.
Ooni Ogunwusi will also attend the Odunde Festival in Pennsylvania, Sango of Africa will perform live.
Traditional rulers that are also on the tour include the Orangun of Ila HRM Oba Wahab Adedotun (Bibiire 1), HRM Timi of Ede HRM Oba Munirudeen Adesola Laminisa I, Ajero of Ijero Oba Adewole Joseph, Olubaka of Oka-Akoko Oba Yusuf Adeleye, HRM Obama Adedapo Aderemi the Alayemore of Ido-Osun, HRM Olufon of Ifon Oba Al-Moroof Magbagbeola, HRM Oba Elerinmon of Erinmo Oba Ajayi Micheal, HRM Oba Onigbaye of Igbaye Oba Joseph Moronfoye, HRM Oba Alaagba of Aagba Oba Ogunwole Joseph, Alara of Ara Oodaye, Adagba of Iyanfoworogi.
Also in attendance will be the kingmakers HRH Oba Saka Olawusi the Obaloran of Ilode, Highchiefs Adekola Adeyeye Jaaran of Ife, Highchief Akinropo Zaccheus Waasin of Ife and Jimo Awe , Arode of Ife while Obadio of Ife, Chief Ifarotimi Faloba, Obalesun of Ife Chief O.O. Dada, Lokore of Ife Adegbolabo Agun, and Eredumi of Ife Chief Omiwenu Odeyele represented the chief priests.