His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi(Ojaja II), the Ooni of Ife has crowned pop singer, 2Face Idibia as the ambassador of his new initiative, Violence Free World.
The Ooni made the announcement on Thursday, September 29, 2016 in his palace when he unveiled the singer to his subjects and the entire public. Also unveiled as co-ambassadors of the initiative were comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and entertainment entrepreneur, Cally Ikpe.
Speaking at the event, the Ooni urged the new ambassadors to take his trust in them seriously as he believes they have achieved so much that they can make positive impacts in preaching a violence free world.
“I want to stress that you should understand that this role you are given should not be taken with a pinch of salt. You have all shown exemplary acts in the Nigerian entertainment world and over the years, you all have individually and collectively given your voice to ending violence in our world.
“I will urge you to strive harder to ensure you preach peace and unity everywhere you go and be an ambassador of the initiative which I believe we youths have to combat the act of terror and violence inthe world,” Ooni said.
Reacting to the investiture, 2Face said he was glad and honoured to have been noticed by the monarch saying he will do all his best to work for a violence free society as he preaches peace always.
“For me, His Majesty the Ooni has just exemplified the true essence of the type of monarch we need at this point in Nigeria. His love for preaching and making peace has been the mantra of his reign and I’m glad to be part of that mantra.
On his part, Gbenga Adeyinka I said he is very happy to be honoured by the world famous and well respected king of peace and unity even though he had always been a peace.
Ambassador Cally Ikpe, who is widely known for his TV show, Da New LiveBeats and the Nigeria Music Video Awards, said he is glad with the honour bestowed on him and urged all other Kings in Africa to emulate Ooni Ogunwusi who has come to redefine the monarchy system.
In his vote of thanks, Comrade Moses Olafare who is the Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs thanked the hundreds of youths present at the occasion for believing in the youth oriented vision of Ooni Ogunwusi.
He commended the 2Face, Gbenga Adeyinka, Cally Ikpe and other celebrities present including the Ace comedian,OmoBaba for making the African Youth proud. Comrade Olafare described the African foremost monarch as king of the youths whose developmental agenda focuses on the total socio-economic emancipation of the youths across the continent of Africa and assured them of the Ooni’s support always.