H.I.M. Kabiyesi Ọba (Dr.) Adeyẹyè Ẹnitàn Ògúnwùsì, Ọọni of Ifẹ̀ stops by Washington, D.C. – Tọla Adenle


His Imperial Majesty Kabiyesi Ọọni  Ọ̀jàjà II and  Olorì Wuraọla Otiti Ogunwusi.         

[Credit: 2016, Biodun Ogunnmola]


Stunning art images from Ile-Ifẹ, Ọba Ogunwusi’s birth place and the city over which he now reigns as the ruler of all Yorubas.

His city is the ancestral and remains the spiritual home of all Yorubas in Nigeria and the Diaspora, be it in Brazil’s Salvador or wherever Yorubas are found.

Both: Early 14th Century


Top 2 photographs:  Ifẹ Heads at the British Museum,two of the earliest excavated bronze pieces from the city of Ile-Ifẹ, known as Ifẹ in the early years of the 20th Century.

[Google Images]

An Ife Terra Cotta Head (12th – 15th Century). Terra Cotta was the other widely-used medium by the artisanal Yorubas of the Middle Ages. [British Museum; Google Images]


On his present stop in the Washington, D.C. area to meet many of his subjects, i.e. ALL Yoruba sons and daughters from whichever part of Yorubaland, the newly-crowned Ọọni of Ifẹ, His Imperial Majesty, Ọba Adeyẹye Ẹnitan Ogunwusi, Ọjàjà II has been receiving streams of Yorubas as well as visiting others in places of worship.

Ile-Ifẹ or Ifẹ, is in Southwestern Nigeria.  The Ife Head and other sculptures unearthed at Ife—art that capsized Western assumptions about African civilizations in the early part of the last century brought the city, and Yorubaland at large, to Western consciousness, earning the African Continent a lot of respect.

Kabiyesi Ọọni  Ọ̀jàjà II is accompanied by his Olorì  as well as several chiefs and administrative and personal aides. He will be in the D.C. area for a few more days.

Here are a few photographs from the D.C. stop-over.


The Ọọni  Ọ̀jàjà II poses with L to R: Abi Ogunmola and spouse, Ay(blogger’s daughter).


The Ọọni  Ọ̀jàjà II attends to three of his subjects in the Washington area.
[Photo Credit: Biodun Ogunmola]

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016. 4:40 a.m. [GMT]



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5 Comments on “H.I.M. Kabiyesi Ọba (Dr.) Adeyẹyè Ẹnitàn Ògúnwùsì, Ọọni of Ifẹ̀ stops by Washington, D.C. – Tọla Adenle”

  1. folakemiodoaje Says:

    Coming to America. The hope is that after his travels, Ife will be a place that everyone would love to visit, and walk the streets.

    K’adé pẹ l’ori Ọba.</



    • emotan77 Says:

      “Amin”/Amen to the prayer said for the King, and thanks for the contribution.

      Judging from the way the Ọọni started, and from the way he’s receiẹing Yorubas of all shades, especially the young ones like him, his show of simplicity and humility despite the grandeur of his position that he takes eẹerywhere, including here in America, I think it should not be difficult for him to succeed.

      Like you even though you are a Daughter of the Soil – permit me to say that as you Modakẹkẹ and Ifẹ are REALLY ONE – lasting peace between the two communities is what we all hope for.

      Ọọni Ọ̀jàjà II needs all our prayers for a long and peaceful reign.




  2. Naijamum Says:

    Ooni ‘Ajala travel’. Still trying to make up my mind about this trip but one thing we got out of it is that we finally heard the Olori’s voice.

    Liked by 1 person


    • emotan77 Says:

      Thanks, Dear Naijamum. They are both young like you and Ojaja II seems to understand his role, and he takes it very seriously. Ooni Sijuwade also did, and he brought many of our long-gone brothers and sisters in Diaspora – Cuba, Brazil … to know more about their root and culture.

      Travelling is necessary for such people.

      We all wish him good luck.

      Sincere regards,

      Liked by 1 person



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