Paramount Yoruba ruler Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, turns 47 years old today.

The respected Yoruba monarch, who is the 51st Ooni of Ife, was born on the 17th of October 1974.

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi acceded to the throne in 2015, succeeding the deceased Oba Okunade Sijuwade, who was the 50th Ooni of Ife.

His paternal grandfather was Prince Joseph Olagbaju Adewole Ogunwusi, whose grandfather was Ọba Ọ̀ráyẹ̀gbà (also known as Ooni Orarigba or Orasigba) Ọjájá I, who was the 44th Ooni of Ife and ruled from 1878 to 1880. 

Oba Enitan is married to Olori Naomi Silekunola and they are blessed with a son.

Many of the prominent figures in Nigeria have taken to various mediums to celebrate with the Yoruba monarch on his birthday.

Recall that Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi’s former wife, Queen Zaynab, recently opened up on how difficult it was to divorce him.

In the interview, Zaynab revealed this. “It’s interesting to hear that being the first queen out of Africa to dissolve my marriage with a king is considered a thing,” she says. It took a lot of bravery to make such a decision. “I wanted to make a statement about what I believed in.”