In the preparation of Yoruba Cultural Heritage Festival taking place in Chicago, United State in September, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye has agreed to join them and be the royal father.
This was made known by the Yoruba Cultural Ambassador, Chief Lekan Alabi, who paid the Ooni in his palace in Ife on Saturday.
“We were clamouring that the Ooni should come and we are delighted that he had agreed to be with us from Sept. 6 to Sept. 9.
“Nigerians in Chicago, including the Mayor of Chicago, University of Chicago and Nigerians in United Kingdom are eagerly waiting to receive our revered Royal Father,” Alabi said.
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According to him, Oba Ogunwusi had earlier picked Sept. 6 to Sept 9 for the event, adding that the dates had already been publicized.
Also speaking, the festival’s coordinator, Mr. Wole Duro-Ladipo, said that he was very happy that the Ooni would be in Chicago for the event.