This is the biography page of Ooni of Ife, read on to find interesting facts about one of the most popular Monarchs in Nigeria. His Imperial Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and his net worth.
The Ooni of ife was born about four decades ago precisely on the 17th of October 1974 in the ancient city of ile ife, into the ruling family of Giesi Ruling House, Ojaja Royal compound of Agbedegbede in ile-ife.
He was named Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan at birth, He was born into the humble family of Prince Ropo and Late Mrs. Margret Wuraola Ogunwusi.
The title of Ooni of Ife
Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi happens to come from one of the four ruling houses in ile ife namely Ooni Lafogido, Ooni Osinkola, Ooni Ogboru and Ooni Giesi.
He was the 51st Ooni of ife, on the 26th of December 2015, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi was selected as the king elect of ile ife kingdom, out of the 21 contenders to the Ooni stool. The announcement was made by the then Governor of osun state Raul Aregbesola
He received his staff of office from the Governor on the 7th December 2015 at Enuwa Square, ile ife osun state, in the presence of several dignitaries including vice president of Nigeria, prof Yemi Osibanjo.
Educational Background of Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi
He had his basic education in the city of Ibadan before returning to ile ife, to complete his secondary education at st peters secondary school ile ife, After his secondary education he proceeded to the polytechnic of Ibadan, where he studied Accounting, it is good to know that he his chartered accountant.
Work Experience & Philanthropy
The Ooni is known as an entrepreneur who has embarked on so many laudable projects even before ascending the exalted throne as the Ooni of Ife.
He as to his credit which includes the construction work of multi-billion naira Ile Ife resort, covering about 1000 acres of land, empowering of more than 20,000 widows with weekly benefit for there upkeep, Donation of more 100 transformers (250KVA) to different communities.
He is also the founder and managing director of Gran Imperio Group, which covers real estate, construction, the manufacturing arm of the group.
Personal Life: Marriages | Family | Children
The Ooni have been involved with several women in his life. His first known romantic relationship was with a woman named Olatunbosun Omolara, his relationship with Omolara gave birth to his only child for now named Princess Adeola Ogunwusi in May, 1994, However, the relationship with Omolara never goes beyond co-parenting.
In 2008 Oba Ogunwusi got married to Adebunkunola Bombata, their relationship did not produce any child, they officially got divorced shortly after is a coronation in October 2016.
The exit of Adebunkunola ushered in Zainab Wuraola Otiti, Wuraola was subsequently crowned the Queen. About one and half year into their marriage tragedy struck, the couple broke up and went their separate ways.
The Ooni took time before rushing into another marriage, on Friday, October 19, 2018 the Ooni announced to the whole world that he has found a new bride.
The new bride full name is Shilekunola Oluwaseyi Naomi Morenike who happens to be an evangelist, she is the founder of En-Herald ministry in Akure, Ondo State.
Siblings of The Ooni of Ife
The Ooni of has five siblings namely:
- Princess Folasade
- Princess Adesola
- Princess Bimpe
- Prince Adegboyega
- Prince Adetunji.
Ooni of Ife Net Worth
Ooni Ife net worth is estimated to be around $70 million in 2020. He is one of the richest kings in Nigeria. He owns a 2011 model of Rolls Royce Car.