Ooni of Ife–Biography, Education, Net Worth , Business & Everything to Know

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Overview of the Biography of Ooni of Ife

Just like other traditional rulers of other tribes and places in Nigeria, the Ile-Ife, a mini city which is in Ogun State has a very strong standing and well recognized traditional ruler. Ile-Ife is historically regarded as the birthplace of the Yoruba race and religion.


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Mind you, it is reported that there are two traditional rulers in Nigeria that are well honored and recognized in every angle of Nigeria’s area of concern. There are the Ooni of Ife and the Alaafin of Oyo. But for the sake of this article, we are going to only focus on the Ooni of Ife.

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The Ooni came into existence way back in many decades ago, where the people of the land needed a traditional ruler to help them in reaching their gods, lead them and direct them in all aspects of their lives. All the Ooni are traced back to Oduduwa in their line of succession. Oduduwa himself or Oodua as he is fondly called is accorded maximum respect because he is the father of all the Yoruba people.

Ooni Oranmiyan, believed to have lived between 1200 and 1300 A.D, became honoured for birthing news towns

You can recall in our inaugural paragraph where we stated that the two strong traditional rulers well recognized, well ranked among other traditional rulers in Nigeria are the Ooni of Ife and the Alaafin of Oyo. Another of his sons, Omo N’Oba Edo Eweka I, became the first Oba of Benin Empire. Another became Osile, of Oke-Ona Egba. The Alaafin of Oyo is the son of Ooni of Ife. But this family has expanded to birth children from different states and traditions.

Ooni Lajamisan, who is another descendant of Oranmiyan is celebrated for opening a new history of Ife. The four actual Ruling Houses are named from Ooni Lafogido, Ooni Osinkola, Ooni Ogboru and Ooni Giesi. The first three were sons of Ooni.

The ruling House include: The Oshinkola House, Iremo (present) [as of 1957], the Giesi House, More, the Ogboru House, Ilare, the Lafogido House, Okerewe.

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Biography of Ooni of Ife

The birth of Ooni of Ife is often said to to have been designed and predicted by soothsayers .The current Ooni of Ife was named Enitan by his mother and Adeyeye by his grandfather.

Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi was born on October 17, 1974, to his parents; Oluropo an experienced broadcaster, and Wuraola Ogunwusi of the Giesi Royal House in Ile Ife.

The Ooni of Ife had his primary education in Subuola Memorial Nursery and Primary School Ibadan many years ago. He went further to attend the Loyola College Ibadan and later went to St. Peters Secondary School for his secondary education. He later went ahead to obtain a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from The Polytechnic Ibadan where he had his tertiary education.

Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is the third biological son of Oluropo who was his father, out of six children with 3 sisters. Adéyẹyè’s family – Giesi- was one of the four royal families in Ilé-Ifẹ̀ whose turn it was to produce a king. Being a prince from the family, Adéyẹyè won several competitions including one with his elder brother.

Ooni of Ife’s Net Worth

Ooni of Ife has gained a good and reputable ground in the field of business since he’s most trusted by people around him. He has

Till now, it has been made public the exact matched net worth of the Ooni of Ife is worth but based on research and findings, it’s been gathered that he is ranked amongst the richest obas in Nigeria. He has achieved a lot in his interim as the Ooni of Ife. He has acquired wealth and riches through his office plus other entitlements given by the federal government and investment as well.

One of the richest kings in Nigeria, a businessman-turned-monarch, Oba Ogunwusi uses world’s best luxury cars, which include a 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Ooni of Ife’s Educational Background 

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The Ooni of Ife had his primary education in Subuola Memorial Nursery and Primary School Ibadan many years ago. He went further to attend the Loyola College Ibadan and later went to St. Peters Secondary School for his secondary education. He later went ahead to obtain a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from The Polytechnic Ibadan where he had his tertiary education.

In 1985, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi attended Loyola College, Ibadan, led by Reverend G.B Daramola, the principal of the college. He later proceeded to Ile Ife at Saint Peter’s Secondary School, Omi Okun, Ile Ife led by Late Johnson Adesina, where he completed his secondary education.

Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from The Polytechnic Ibadan. After his tertiary education, he ventured into entrepreneurship, where he made his name as a successful, dynamic, vibrant entrepreneur.



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