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Photos: Ooni Picks New Iyalaje Of Oduduwa

Palace of the Ooni of Ife(Ile Oodua) in Ile-Ife has declared openly the ruling of the Ooni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, to confer the prestigious chieftaincy title; THE IYALAJE OODUA on the Global Coordinator of the Annual AJE Festival & Lagos based international business mogul philanthropist, Princess(Dr) Oluwatoyin Kolade.

The declaration was communicated in an announcement by Comrade Moses Olafare, Director of Media & Public Affairs, Ooni's Palace which he made available to journalists on Wednesday. 

Princess Kolade's profile as a benevolent and prosperous crucial player in the Nigeria private business sector who began as a petty trader in her home town of Ilesa in the State of Osun about 35 years ago, her interest in the advertisement of the rich Yoruba cultural integrity, her numerous humanitarian commitments, her ethical character of a disciplined family woman and her respect for the royal leagues authorized her for the prestigious possession of Iyalaje Oodua.

"Aside from her unquantifiable accomplishments in the improvement of cultural movements in Ile-Ife and Yorubaland, the enormous assistance of Princess Kolade towards the resurrection of the chronological Aje festival which has today earned enormous worldwide notoriety cannot be overemphasized".

"Today, 'Aje' festival which is the festivity of the deity of commerce, markets, wealth, and success is as well-known as any festival one can be delighted of in Africa because of Princess Toyin Kolade's superlative coordinating capability driven by commitment and loyalty as an impressive child of Oduduwa," Olafare said. 

In gratification of his cultural/tourism uprising agenda for Yoruba people and the bigger Oodua race worldwide, Ooni Ogunwusi who is regarded as the Traditional Head of the Oduduwa Race worldwide in 2017 ordained Princess Toyin Kolade as his Cultural Ambassador in charge of AJE festival, with the commitment to entice global approval for the annual celebrations of AJE god, one out of the 401 gods who had lived in the first reign of mankind understood as IFE OODAYE thousands of years ago.  

Expanding the purpose of the Aje festival as appointed, Toyin Kolade has so far successfully harmonized 5 editions of the annual celebrations in Ile-Ife hugely contributed by locals and foreigners. She also in September 2019 led a team to inaugurate the Aje festival in Brazil hosted by the City Parliament in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where received awards of excellence for herself and the Ooni from the Government of Rio De Janeiro. 

According to Olafare, a date in July shall be declared openly soon by the palace for the ancestral rites and other actions for the inauguration ceremony at the chronological city of Ile-Ife understood to be the basis and biological base of the Oduduwa race in the world.

Source: Official Facebook page of Ooni Ife palace

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