Ooni of Ife’s day of glory in Brazil
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has proclaimed Bahia, a state in Brazil, as the headquarters of Yoruba nation in the Americas. The monarch made the proclamation during a visit to the oldest temple owned by blacks in Salvador, the headquarters of Bahia state.
The Oba, alongside 17 notable contemporaries drawn from the Southwest states and Kwara, Ifa priests, university teachers, culture promoters and newsmen, are currently on tour of the Latin American nation.
The Ooni and his entourage were given a grand reception by the happening crowd of Nigerians in Brazil. During the formal reception, Ambassador of Guinea Bissau to Brazil, Dr. Rui Barai, acknowledged the leadership role the Nigerian government has been playing in Africa, especially West Africa, in ensuring that peace reigns across the region.
Barai added that he chose to attend the event because of several reports about the activities of the Ooni he had read and urged him not to relent in his pursuance of peace and efforts aimed at reuniting all descendants of Yoruba race.
Also commenting, honourary consular, Guinea Bissau to Brazil, Adailton Maturino does Santos, urged support for the Ooni to enable him succeed in the implementation of all his laudable programmes designed to foster unity among the descendants of Oduduwa.