A new Ooni of Ile-Ife has emerged about 3 months after the demise of Oba Okunade Sijuwade.
A statement from the Osun State Government signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Olalekan Adeoti, gave the name of Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of the Giesi ruling house as the 51st Ooni of Ife.
The statement said the kingmakers had completed the traditional process of selecting a replacement for a departed Oba and have communicated their choice of Prince Ogunwusi to be recognised as the new Ooni of the kingdom.
Born 40 years ago to the Ojaja Royal compound of Agbedegbede in the Giesi Ruling House, Mr. Adeyeye attended The Polytechnic, Ibadan, where he obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy.
After school, he grew rapidly in business, becoming a successful real estate merchant.
His bio on the website of Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank Limited (a subsidiary of GTBank) on which board he sits as non executive director, reads:
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
Adeyeye is currently 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.”