Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan is the current Ooni of Ife, which is the town regarded as the place of origin of the Yoruba race. The traditional monarch began his reign in 2015, and he is the 51st king to be crowned Ooni of Ife. Today’s article on carmart.ng shines the spotlight on Ife’s veteran king, as we bring you details about his biography, net worth, cars and houses this 2021.
Ooni of Ife Profile
|Full name||Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan|
|Date of birth||17th October 1974|
|Net worth||$70 million (est. 35 billion NGN)|
|State of origin||Ile-Ife, Osun state|
|Occupation||Ooni of Ife, Accountant, Businessman|
Ooni of Ife Early Life And Biography
Born at exactly 13.00GMT on the 17th of October 1974, Oba Adeyeye was born to the family of Prince John Oluropo Ogunwusi and Princess Margaret Wuraola Sidikatu Abegbe Ogunwusi into the Royal House of Giesi, Agbedegbede Compound in the ancestral home of Ile-Ife.
According to history, his birth was predicted before he was conceived. This was why his mother named him ‘Enitan’ while his grandfather named him Adeyeye, which means ‘the crown befits the throne. He is the fifth of his father’s seven children and the third son. Aderope Ogunwusi was a veteran radio and TV broadcaster that spanned the entire mid-1980s to early 21st century in the South-Western part of Nigeria.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan Education
He began his early education in Ibadan at Subuola Memorial Nursery and Primary School. He then proceeded to Loyola College Ibadan between 1985 and 1991 for his secondary school education. Afterwards, he attended The Polytechnic Ibadan to study Accounting.
The Ooni of Ife is passionate about learning. He holds a number of honorary doctorate degrees: one in Public Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and another in Law from Igbinedion University.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan Career
Oba Adeyeye Enitan wasn’t always the Ooni of Ife. Before ascending the kingly throne, he had a robust reputation in the business and career space.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also an Associate Accounting Technician. Oba Ogunwusi is a certified member of the Institute of Directors. He is also a member of the Global Real Estate Institute.
He set up and fostered strong trade relationships through the Association for International Business (AIB) with a presence in over 200 member countries across the globe. With his vision and creativity, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi transformed a remote jungle called Inagbe Island in Amuwo Odofin LGA, Lagos into one of the best resort places in Nigeria. Launched on 13th December 2013; the multi-billion naira Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure, Lagos Nigeria is the first of its kind in the whole of West Africa bounded by the Lagos Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan is also an astute business marketer. He has traded for multinational groups like Dohagro Allied, Global Apex, Olam, Clemco, Stallion Group and Milan Group.
He is also a real estate mogul. Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ooni of Ife) launched Essential Homes in January 2014 with the aim to provide affordable luxurious homes to middle and low-income earners. He has also been involved in multi-billion naira projects in areas such as Jacob Mews Estate Yaba, Lakeview Park I and II Estates Lekki, the ongoing Golden Leaf Estate Lafiaji Lekki and Grand Lake Estate Ajah, Lagos. He was MD/CEO of Gran Imperio Group (GIG), a formidable real estate consortium in Nigeria.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan Coronation
Following the death of Oba Okunade Sijuwade, who died on July 28, 2015, in a London hospital, Adeyeye Ogunwusi was selected as the king-elect out of 21 contenders to the Ooni stool. He was crowned as the 51st Ooni of Ife on Monday, December 7th, 2015 at Enuwa Square, Ile-Ife. The Coronation was graced with the presence of several dignitaries from all walks of life, including the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
On the day of his coronation, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi promised to cause peace and prosperity to abound during his reign. On January 17th, 2016, the Ooni broke a 79-year-old antagonism between the thrones of Ife and Oyo by visiting the Alaafin, the first of such visits in eight decades by an Ife monarch. Various notable and outstanding progress has been recorded in Ife since he began to reign. He established a large Coco farm with the intent of feeding thousands of widows in the state.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at about ₦32.2 Billion, this places him in the 4th spot among Nigeria’s richest kings.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan Family
Being a king and wealthy man, Oba Adeyeye has been involved in quite a number of relationships. He had his first child Adeola Aanuolouwapo Ogunwusi (born in May 1994), with Omolara Olatubosun in Ibadan.
In 2008, he married Adebukola Bombata, from whom he separated in 2016. He also married Zaynab Otiti Obanor, (his second wife from 2016 to 2017). He is currently married to Prophetess Morenike Naomi Oluwaseyi whom he wedded in October 2018.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan Cars
Oba Adeyeye Enitan is a lover of exotic and expensive cars. His garage worth millions of naira is filled with luxurious models of cars. Check them out here;
Rolls Royce Phantom
The business astute king is the proud owner of two Rolls Royce Phantom. The exterior and interior of his Rolls Royce Phantom are made from high-quality materials.
It costs over ₦150 million. A silky 563-hp twin-turbo V-12 coupled with an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive delivers massive power to the Phantom.
Bentley Mulsanne And Flying Spur
The Ooni of Ife is the owner of two luxurious Bentley models- a Mulsanne and a flying spur. These two exotic cars cost over ₦250 million.
Mercedes Benz S550
Oba Adeyeye acquired his Mercedes Benz S550 in 2018. The S550 is the favourite car of most politicians, but it appears the Ooni of Ife also has a love for the bespoke sedan. The vehicle cost him about ₦54 million.
Ooni Of Ife’s Palace
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi lives in a multi-billion mansion popularly called the White House.