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Ooni of Ife to sign Treaty making Salvador in Brazil a twin city to Ile Ife



Ooni of Ife to sign Treaty making Salvador in Brazil a twin-city to Ile-Ife | BellaNaija

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi will sign a treaty declaring Salvador in Bahia, Brazil, a twin city to Ile-Ife, Osun State.

According to Vanguard, the bill had been passed by the Congress of Salvador, and the Ooni is expected to sign on behalf of the Yoruba people around the world.

The treaty has been described by Ayo Omidire, the Director, Institute of African Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, as an opportunity for cultural exchange and artistic and economic empowerment.

A statement released by the Ooni’s Palace read:

The treaty is for the entire Yoruba race. Ile-Ife was mentioned specifically being the headquarters of the Yoruba race. So as Ife is the recognised ancestral home of the Yoruba people, Bahia is henceforth seen as the headquarters of Yoruba race in Americas. All Yoruba speaking states will benefit from the opportunities listed in the agreement.


  1. Leo tha Great

    June 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Holiday in Bahia is pretty much guaranteed now

  2. John

    June 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Why can’t we just tell ourselves the bitter truth and divide this country…so every tribe can know where dey stand and form their own Nation and alliance.

    Just saying

    • Author Unknown

      June 11, 2018 at 1:36 am

      You miss the point, John. The Ooni is the chief custodian of Yoruba culture, which by reason of the slave trade was transplanted to The Americas, and with Salvador being the epicenter. Agreements and treatise as these do not undermine the political entity that is Nigeria. This is quite different from a Nigerian sub-culture or ethic group agitating for a political entity separate from Nigeria.

  3. mulikat

    June 10, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    yes i pray to see our Oduduwa Rep, in my life time, God Almight,let it be. Long live Ooni ,all yoruba Obas and all Yoruba races.

    • TheRealist

      June 11, 2018 at 7:15 am

      @mulikat, funny how you didn’t pray to see Oduduwa Republic when primarily oil money from Niger Delta (not cocoa money) was being used to build Eko Bridge, Third Mainland, Tin Can Island, Festac Town, National Theatre, National Stadium, Egbin Power, etc, etc. Dude/dudette, you are stuck in this matrimony for better and for worse.

  4. Evelyn

    June 10, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Salvador Brazil should be visa free to the yoruba race henceforth as the treaty is signed by the Oni of Ife.

  5. Mimi

    June 11, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Nigerians be like “is this an opportunity to run”?

  6. sulaimon

    June 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    great king of our time.

  7. Soji Omole

    June 11, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    A welcome development. Quite inspiring and encouraging to all Yorubas both at home and in diaspora. I can’t wait to visit Salvador one day and speak Yoruba with my kinsmen there.

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