Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan and his beautiful wife, Olori Prophetess Naomi, recently hosted the Aje festival in the ancient city of Ile-Ife in Osun state – The celebration was attended by inhabitants of the state as well guest from several areas of Nigeria and beyond.
Photos from the ceremony have emerged the internet On February 18, the ancient city of Ile-Ife in Osun state held its Aje (wealth, prosperity) festival which was hosted by Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, and his gorgeous wife, Olori Prophetess Naomi.
The ceremony was an all white procession and the Ooni of Ife played his part in appeasing the Aje diety before the event commenced.It was gathered that Lagos-based businesswoman, Princess Toyin Kolade, served as chief host.
Hundreds of indigenes as well as tourists joined in the annual celebration and the photos from the special ceremony have been flooding the internet.Doubtlessly, the Yoruba culture is a beautiful one filled with many rich heritages and customs that will make any indigene proud.
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It was gathered that annual festival began at noon with the arrival of Ife chief priests who paid obeisance to the king, prayed for the town and sprinkled salt and other substances used to celebrate the Aje diety around the royal grounds.
While making his speech, the Ooni stated that everyone is part of the celebration including the Igbo brothers and sisters. “We must go back to our history, this celebration belongs to all, including our brothers and sisters from the eastern part this country.
Igbo people are naturally part of this celebration, because Nigeria’s economy won’t be complete without emphatically mentioning them.
“In the ancient days, the Igbos were part of the natives in Ile Ife from Omirin quarters, we were one big happy family before they left for the eastward to where they are today from where a section of them left in a clockwise migration to become Jews, that’s why there are enormous similarities between the Jewish and Igbo tribes till date”. Ooni said.