PS: Baby boy here means he’s winning at life a.k.a ‘chopping life’. Ooni of Ife, Oba  Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who is on a visit to the U.S, will be hosting the Odunde festival which celebrates the Yoruba race in the U.S annually. Here are 10 reasons why he’s an awesome Nigerian monarch:

1. He is an established accountant and a member of professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate Accounting Technician.

2. He is forty and still living the royal baby-boy lifestyle.

3. He runs a chain of successful businesses including Inagbe Cocowood Factory, a home furniture brand which makes use of local raw materials for production.

4. He made efforts to squash the notorious Ife/Modakeke beef and even started a fund to develop both towns and their environs.

5. Celebrities like Olamide aren’t shy to sit with him.

6. He even paid Super Eagles player, Obafemi Martins a visit.

7. He and his wife, Olori Wuraola, only know how to slay.

8. To add to his feathers, he was recently appointed as the Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka

9. During his visit to the U.S, he will be visiting President Obama at the White House and is set to receive a honorary award.

10. In his honor, New York senator, Kevin Parker and Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, secured permission and declared June 13 as Yoruba day.



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