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#TheOoniVisitsAmerica: Ooni of Ife attends Church Service in the US



Ooni at RCCG US5His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) and his beautiful queen Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi (Yeyelua) were on Sunday, June 19th 2016 at the Redeemed  Christian Church of God (RCGG) Jesus House in Washington DC to worship the Almighty God.

The Senior Pastor of the church Ghandi Olaoye while welcoming the Ooni and his about 60-man entourage described him as an ambassador of peace and harmony who is well loved by the people around the world. He also attributed his success so far recorded to his humility and dedication to the Almighty God who he has always referred to as king of kings.

“Kabiyesi you are man of peace and harmony. You have so far done very well as a king who loves the masses and loved by the people around the world. Your outstanding success within this short time on the throne of your forefathers is as a result of your humility and dedication to God who you have always called the kings of kings.

Your Majesty, your presence in our our midst today is a divine one for today is the fathers day and we hope you will represent all the father’s back home here as the overall father of Yoruba nation. This is very historic and am sure it will remain indelible in the minds of the entire church members,” Olaoye said.

In his short speech before the congregation, His Imperial Majesty expressed delights over the reception accorded him and his entourage. He promised to continue to work for the masses and always exhort God as the only king of kings who not only created him but has also done several unforgettable positive wonders in his life.

“Thank you so much for this warm reception for me and my people here today. I will always work for the masses and I shall never hesitate to continue exhorting the Almighty God who has been my only strength. He is the only king of kings and my creator who has done numerous unforgettable positive wonders in my life.

Yes, today is the fathers day but God is the one we all should be celebrating today because he is the only father of all fathers who does not eat our food or drink our wine, the only thing he expects from us is exhortations and we must not fail in giving it to him always,” the Ooni said.

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Ooni Ogunwusi also charged the congregation to always place God first in all their endeavors to be successful in life as God does not fail anybody that believes in him and climaxed his speech with a praise song joined by the the congregation in singing

“I have a father that will never ever fail me, I have a father that will never ever fail me, Jesus is the father that will never ever fail me, Rock of Ages never ever fails,” Ooni sang.

On the entourage of the Arole Oodua to the church were his some notable Yoruba kings to include the Orangun of Ila, HRM Oba Wahab Adedotun (Bibiire 1); Ajero of Ijero, Oba Adewole Joseph; Olubaka of Oka-Akoko, Oba Yusuf Adeleye; HRM Olufon of Ifon, Oba Al-Moroof Magbagbeola; HRM Oba Elerinmon of Erinmo Oba Ajayi Micheal; HRM Alaraoodaye of Ara-Ife, Oba Segun Layade; and HRM Regent Adebusola Oluwatuyi of Isolo kingdom.

The kingmakers are HRH Oba Saka Olawusi, the Obaloran of Ilode; Adekola Adeyeye Jaaran of Ife; Akinropo Zaccheus, Waasin of Ife; and Jimo Awe, Arode of Ife. Other members of the entourage were his elder brother Prince Adegboyega Ogunwusi; Princesses Folasade Ogunwusi Fadairo, Adesola Ogunwusi Olojede; and Adebimpe Ogunwusi Daodu; the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU’s P.R.O Biodun Olanrewaju and wife Omolara; Professor Jeleel Ojuade; Barrister Lanre Alli; Barrister Wale Ojo; Dr Makinwa Adereti; Dr (Mrs) Remi Duyile; and Coordinator of the Oodua Economic Leadership/Transformation Summit, Pemi Folarin.

Others were Prince Ayotunde Isadipe, Mrs Alake Eyinade Adelekan, Ace broadcaster Modele Sarafa-Yusuf, Tunde Alabi Hundeyin, Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade, Idowu Salami (Traditional Secretary), Oriowo Oyeyemi (Sarun Oodua), Moses Olafare (Media), Kolawole Emmanuel(CSO) and a host of others.

Photo Credit: African Spotlight


  1. Seun

    June 20, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Arole Odua,Kara ole,kabiyesi.Went to greet the King of Kings.

  2. Favours

    June 20, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    One thing I like about oni he loves singing to our creator

  3. Beard gang

    June 20, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    wow church tradition has changed! so males now wear caps in church!

  4. Wow church tradition

    June 20, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Ask the pope and the Anglican bishops.If what the wear on their heads prevents them from praying to God.

    • Kate

      June 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      I get what you mean. But actually in the Catholic Church after the procession as soon as mass begins the pope or the bishop takes off his cap. Next time is during consecration.

  5. Beard gang

    June 20, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Well the Pope and Bishops are leaders in the church and No it has not stopped them from praying to God. As i put ‘tradition’ not ‘faith’ or ‘conviction’.
    You did not have to be on the defensive, its was just an observation. I like your Kabiyesi lol

  6. simdamsel

    June 21, 2016 at 10:18 am

    @beardgang it is a taboo/forbidden for a king not to cover their head in Yoruba land. church or no church Yoruba kings does not leave their head opened.

  7. kay

    June 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

    all I see are his shoes

  8. Bobonkiti

    June 21, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Traditional rulers who cant open their heads in church should stay home. Even the church leaders who put one thing or the other on the head are disobeying God.God knows there would be leaders in the church when He inspired the Apostle Paul to write down the words of 1st Corinthians 11:4 & 5 as a guide to male and female who intend to worship God in a way that pleases Him not in a way that pleases humans. God is above traditions. The king of kings as someone said.

  9. Cynthia

    June 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    …..The Almighty God/…..HAhahahahaha…,….is there another god he is worship?

  10. Ola

    June 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    This is my church o. We were in the presence of royalty on Sunday. The church was paparazzied out with everyone recording on their phones. The man is a looker sha and he gave all glory to God all the time. He actually sang a song too

    • Manny

      July 5, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      But Ola, are you not in the presence of royalty every Sunday? You know ….the king of kings?

  11. Naijatalk

    June 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Buh was he not recently at a river or was it a well, with his wife, celebrating some goddess…. I don’t understand

  12. Tobby Francis

    June 22, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    You can not serve two masters
    It’s simple….
    He can be in church singing that doesn’t make him more or less a Christian
    Na just routine religious doctorine
    More like ok let’s go to so so and so church today then tomorrow we go osun river. I can’t laugh Abeg.

  13. elebiju Ademola

    December 23, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    The only thing I can is God understand

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