Come Monday, October 17, the ancient city of Ife in Osun State and its environs will literally stand still, as the the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, will mark his royal birthday.
Already, friends, associates and loved ones including Gbedu Magazine are jostling to make the day a grand one for the respected monarch, who is celebrating his third birthday since he became the Ooni of Ife.
So far, his enthronement as the Ooni has been attributed to a new dawn in the annal of the ancient city as well as the Giesi Ruling House that produced him.
He was born on 17 October 1974 to the family of Oluropo and Wuraola Ogunwusi of the Giesi Royal 1House, Agbedegbede Compound in the city of Ile-Ife.
His birth was predicted years before he was conceived. Hence, he was named Enitan by his mother while his grandfather named him Adeyeye, which means ‘the crown befits the throne. The Oba is the fifth child in a family of seven.