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Brooklyn's MoCADA to Welcome the 51st Ooni of Ife Next Week

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, is slated to touch down in NYC for a private reception and arts forum hosted by MoCADA on Monday, June 13.

Recently anointed 51st Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi—the traditional ruler of Nigeria's Ile-Ife, considered the birthplace of all Yoruba people—has been making rounds lately.


The 40-year-old monarch visited the Lagos home of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua forward Obafemi Martin on Sunday, according to Complete Sports Nigeria.The former Inter striker posted a dimly lit video of the Ooni of Ife’s stopover.

The Oni of Ife HRM Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi @ my place

A video posted by Obafemi Martins (@obagoal) on

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@obagoal and Ooni of Ife , Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojajall) ?????????

A video posted by Obafemi Martins (@obagoal) on

And the National Cashew Association announced Monday that Ogunwusi plans to invest in a much needed cashew plantation that would cover 100 acres of land in Ile-Ife, Oshun, Vanguard reports.

“The dynamic traditional ruler took to cashew farming so as to create jobs and make Osun the leading cashew powerhouse in Nigeria and worldwide,” a NCAN spokesperson says.

What’s more, his Royal Majesty is slated to touch down in NYC for a private reception and arts forum hosted by Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts Monday, June 13.

Okayafrica’s very own CEO, Abiola Oke, will be in conversation with the traditional Yoruba monarch about the importance of African arts as part of the forum.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

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