Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has announced the name of his newborn baby and heir to the throne.
The monarch who took to his official Twitter page revealed that the prince was named 8th days after his birth, and in accordance with tradition.
According to Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the new born was named, “Tadenikawo, Adesoji, Aderemi, Eri-Ifeoluwasimi, Adeiwa, Inioluwa, Ademide, Adegbite, Diekoloreoluwa Ogunwusi Ojaja II.”
His tweet reads,
“In accordance with the traditional rites lasting for 21 days with today marking the 8th day, and in keeping to my promise of naming our first prince after my predecessor the 49th Ooni of Ife in the 3rd dynasty of Ife.
“Our prince is hereby named “Tadenikawo, Adesoji, Aderemi, Eri-Ifeoluwasimi, Adeiwa, Inioluwa, Ademide, Adegbite, Diekoloreoluwa Ogunwusi Ojaja II. Pray to God to guide and keep him in fulfillment of his destiny.”
The king welcomed his first son and heir to the royal throne with his wife, Olori Silekunola on November 18th, 2020.
The monarch took to Instagram to share the exciting news with his followers. He also noted that his wife and son are hale and hearty.
The Ooni of Ife had only one biological child, who is in her 20s, before the arrival of his son with his third wife. The king’s first two marriages did not produce any children.