queen of the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. In the last 7 months, she
has shocked a lot of people around the Palace at the fast pace at which
she settled into her role as the wife of Ooni of Ife, one of the most
powerful monarchs in Nigeria.
profile life-style and has settled into her traditional role as the
Yeyeluwa. That is why all over the palace and its environs this pretty
queen is usually called Yeye, Yeye, Yeye. Yeyeluwa is the title for the
queen or the most senior queen of Ife, as the first lady. The most
senior wife of late Ooni Sijuwade has become the immediate past Yeyelua
busy these days attending to traditional duties around the palace and
inside Ile-Ife. She atimes leads some of the rites. She leads the
traditional woman in the traditional rites they engage in, her fashion
style has also changed. She now wears only white and she is always
bedecked in coral beads not only on her neck, but ankles.
shows courtesy to each and every person that steps into the Palace and
she is getting used to her roles.
that after she settled in as the wife of Ooni, the monarch got elderly
people to sit her down for months to lecture and tutor her on her duties
as the Queen of Ooni. Like an insider explained, “it was like going
back to school for her. All the sessions she had with them prepared her
for the new role she now plays”.
also takes her time. The Queen of Ile-Ife Foundation is an organization
committed to expanding the possibilities for children, women and young
people to lead healthy and productive lives. We are an economy-focused
Foundation with initiatives that focus on Education, Cultural
Development, Poverty, Healthcare Intervention, and Enterprise
Empowerment. With the continued help and support of our dedicated
volunteers and sponsors, we can continue to fulfil our mission
statement: to deliver relevant and a better quality of living to those
in immediate need.
African women from the African source, while creating an enabling
environment and means of livelihood for the underprivileged in Africa
through cultural and global engagement.
is a Non-Governmental Organization birthed out of passion and strong
will for community and humanity development. The organization spreads
her tentacles beyond Ile-Ife to the nooks and crannies of Africa and
other continents. QIIF supports women and children from grass-root level
in the achievement of their dreams and life goals. Our organization
believes there are untapped strengths in many individuals and is focused
on developing structures that will enable the unlocking of the
potentials in African women.
Ogunwusi recently paid a surprise visit to the children of St Peters
Anglican Primary School in Ile-Ife. Every child deserves a champion – an
adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of
education and insists that they become the best that they can be and
dream beyond the confines of their environment.
that champion to a child around near you. Arm them with books, pencils,
novels, and food. Teach them to read and empower themselves. For
education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the
world especially in a nation like ours. #OloriWuraola
#QueenWuraolaOgunwusi #OloriWuraolaEducationInitiative #HMWuraola
#OoniofIfe. When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is
wrought in our life, or in the life of another. Let us hold one another
to a higher standard.
Ogunwusi photographed with Ile-Ife elementary and secondary school
students at the Royal Palace. Over 1000 students were provided with
school supplies, books and food for their school term. #Flashback #Olori
Wuraola #Ooni of Ife #Education Matters.
ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you
see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you
hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.”
over 153 million orphans in the world, many of whom live in
institutional orphanages in deplorable conditions. The Queen of Ile-Ife
Foundation is commited to help orphaned children fulfill their potential
by assisting in the renovation of local orphanages while providing food
and supplies for orphans in rural areas of Nigeria and across Africa.
to, Forward. Siwaju is the enterprise development initiative of the
Queen of Ile-Ife Foundation. Project Siwaju teaches women artisan trade
skills to make high quality products from locally sourced
materials.These women create bags, dresses, accessories and home de´cor
for sale in local and international markets.
fabrics and create high quality products for trade and sale to enable
them to earn money to support themselves and their families. They are
also trained in the craft of tie-dying to create traditional scarves,
garments and bags. Household items such as soaps, shea and cocoa butter
will also be available for purchase. To Read more about Project Siwaju
and how to volunteer or contribute to The Queen of Ile-Ife Foundation,
Ogunwusi along with His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni Oba (King) Adeyeye
Enitan Ogunwusi have been named the official Royal ambassadors for
Hepatitis Advocacy in Nigeria.
Foundation in conjunction with NOhep has put together a series of events
to promote screening, prevention and treatment of Hepatitis. The SHECA
foundation, led by Princess Adepeju Hameed, is a non-profit organization
dedicated to informing and sensitizing the public about the disease, as
well as providing support for care. Hepatitis is manageable and curable
if detected early and appropriate action is taken.
General Yakubu Gowon and Media Personality Latasha Ngwube, who kicked
off the walk for Hepatitis July 28th in Ile-Ife Nigeria to create
awareness and give free screening and vaccines to the people in the
rural area. “If you or I want to make a change in this world, we must
begin from home. If not us, who? If not now, when?” __
Ogunwusi at the Internally Displaced Peoples Camp in Abuja where
thousands of people fleeing conflict and poverty in Nigeria due to Boko
Haram reside. More than 14,000 families are living in Abuja’s IDP camps
and over 1 million people are displaced across Nigeria due to
extremists. This is a call to each and every single Nigerian to do what
we can, wherever we are, to help our brothers and sisters, our children
in dire need. This is not just a national problem, this is a global
crisis. We cannot improve this situation by partial responses and
relaxed methodologies. It’s time for us to come together as a community
and as a nation to face the complexities of this matter.