Months after the demise of Oba Okunade Sijuwade, the people of the ancient kingdom of Ife, in Osun State, now have a new Ooni. He is property merchant, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
40 years of age, the suave and debonair businessman is from the Giesi Ruling House. His ambition, it would be recalled, was almost scuttled weeks back when his name cropped up in a major land scam, which of course he took time to explain and also extricate himself from.
His coronation details will follow soon. Meanwhile, Ogunwusi is so, so happy he eventually triumphed. Likewise all his supporters. In fact, celebration has enveloped his home ever since his name was announced. With congratulatory messages pouring in from left, right and centre.
He will become the 51st Ooni of Ife after his coronation.