Nigeria crowns new Yoruba king

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Mr Ogunwusi (centre) now becomes a many successful arch of a 35-million clever Yoruba community

A 40-year-old accountant has been crowned a new Ooni of Ife – a worshiped sovereign in south-west Nigeria.

The new aristocrat Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is now one of a many successful among a Yoruba people, Nigeria’s second biggest racial group, of about 35 million in West Africa.

Tens of thousands distinguished in a city of Ife, AFP reports.

He told a BBC he does not intend to get concerned in politics, wants togetherness and will mount for “forthrightness”.

The new aristocrat pronounced to a BBC’s Umar Shehu Elleman that he doesn’t wish leverage among leaders.

Instead “we only wish to lead by example, do things right and encourage unity,” he said.

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The new Yoruba aristocrat walked by a crowds in a city of Ife

He pronounced he would “guide a leaders” of a nation who he pronounced were “very good people” who indispensable patience.

“I will lead by example. we will mount on a partial of transparency, on a partial of forthrightness,” he said.

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Tens of thousands of people are reported to have distinguished a accession on a streets of Ife

He also suggested his goal to “get to a bottom” of a origination of mankind.

“To a whole universe it is still a parable that origination started from Ile-Ife though we will still do a investigate and make it to be famous to be fact”.

Mr Ogunwusi was a aristocrat from one of a statute houses in a Ife dominion and was comparison by kingmakers from 21 candidates, including his comparison brother.

The prior Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade, died in a London hospital in Jul aged 85 after a 35-year reign.


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Ooni of Ife:

  • The Ooni of Ife’s dominion is in present-day Osun state in south-west Nigeria
  • The sovereign should be a approach successor of Oduduwa, who is a Yoruba god
  • The use of burying someone alive with a aristocrat who dies has prolonged been abolished

Nigeria’s many monarchs


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