Ooni sights prince for first time

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Ooni Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Tuesday received newborn prince, Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi Ogunwusi.

Oba Ogunwusi, during eight-day celebration, named newborn prince after 49th monarch the ancient town.

A statement by Ooni spokesman, Moses Olafare, said Oba Ogunwusi released pictures prince the . “The prince came a motorcade the entrance of the and was received by the Agba Ife led by Obalufe of Ife, Oba Idowu Adediwura, the Modewa led by Lowa Adimula of Ife, Adeola Adeyeye and Emeses led by Sarun Oriowo Oyeyemi. They ushered the prince, mother, Queen Shilekunola Ogunwusi, the families, friends and associates from Akure into the Ooni’ .

“The prince and mother first stopped at Ile-Nla within the courtyard where the families and relatives of Ogunwusi royal families and friends were awaiting the arrival of the baby, from where they proceeded Emese’ , where the prince was finally handed over joyful father, Ooni Ogunwusi, came through the sacred Ile accordance with the full culture and traditions of Ile-Ife as always observed whenever the reigning Ooni receives newly-born prince into the palace after the necessary rites of 21 days,” the statement said. After receiving son from the Ooni, accompanied by spiritual aides, they swiftly took him straight into the inner chamber of Ile for the necessary spiritual confirmation as demanded by the tradition. The monarch later came from Ile with smiles and majestic dance steps, welcomed by thunderous shouts of “Kabiyesi ooooo!” “Kabiyesi ooooo!” from the waiting crowd, watched with excitement as Ooni handed over the prince his elated mother, danced with the baby her hands to her apartment at the palace.

The Nation