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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

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

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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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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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