New Yoruba king named in Nigeria: 40-year old Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi named Ooni of Ife

Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the new Ooni of Ife, will be one of the youngest traditional rulers in Nigeria

A 40-year-old accountant has been named the new Ooni of Ife – a revered monarch in south-west Nigeria.

Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is the new king, one of the most influential among the Yoruba people, Nigeria’s second biggest ethnic group, who number about 35 million in West Africa.

He is a prince from one of the ruling houses in the Ife kingdom.

The previous Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade, died in a London clinic in July aged 85.

Read more: Ooni of Ife: New Yoruba king named in Nigeria – BBC News

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