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Ooni is a spirit, not an ordinary being says Ife priest



By Abdulrafiu Agboola

The Chief Priest of Obatala (Obaleesun), Chief Olaolu Oladotun has described the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan-Ojaja 11, as a spirit, and not an ordinary mortal.

Oladotun disclosed this in Ile-Ife, in an interview with CityMirrorNews while discussing the recent American tour embarked upon by the Ooni to the United States of America (USA).

He explained that the fact that Ooni is not an ordinary being but a spirit himself was manifested in the way the royal father and his entourage was welcomed by the American government.

The chief priest said the warm reception given to them was far beyond their expectations, saying the trip would forever remain a reference point in the history of Ile-Ife, and black Africa at large.

He further disclosed that American Government gave an award of Ambassador of Peace to Ooni Adeyeye Enitan in recognition of his outstanding quest for peace in Yoruba land and Nigeria as a whole.

Oladotun added that an American based organisation, African View also gave him an award as an “African Spirit” for his excellent prowess and skills in appeasing gods of Obatala and Eledumare. “Our trip to the USA with Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan will forever remain evergreen and indelible in our memory.

“We did not expect the kind of attention and hospitality we got from the American government, we were treated like the real African royal entourage that we are, it was awesome.

“We spent over five hours at the White House, while the Ooni and his adorable wife had a close door meeting with President Barack Obama.

“Indeed, this event confirms Ooni as a spirit and not an ordinary being, being the first African king to have visited the American power house.

“We went to the white house with our drums and flutes, as we beat our drums and sang our traditional songs to the admiration of officials at the state house,” Oladotun said.

The Obaleesun of Ife maintained that the trip has afforded the Ooni to interact with array of investors and convince them to come and invest in Nigeria and Ile-Ife in particular.

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