The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has named his son after the 49th Ooni of Ife, Sir Adesoji Aderemi.
The Director, Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, Mr Moses Olafare, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday evening.
According to Olaf are: “The Lowa Adimula of Ife who presented the baby’s names to the public said the traditional rites which started a week ago will be concluded after 21 days from birth.”
He added: “The day which climaxed the first eight-day of the three-week cultural rites traditionally observed at the Ile Oodua Palace of the Ooni of Ife started with the traditional movement of the Ooni from his private residence to the sacred Yeyemoolu well to offer prayers before moving through various palace chambers.”
Olafare, however, said that they moved from Ile Ogun to Ile Odikeji and Ile Omirin, finally to Ile-Igbo to mount the oldest stool of Oduduwa at Ile Igbo, where a reigning Ooni occasionally sits whenever there is a very important event.
“After the prayers and sacrifices, the Ooni consulted Ifa oracle through the Araba Agbaye, head of Ifa priests worldwide, before making the baby’s names public.
“Names of the prince handed by Araba Agbaye to High-Chief Lowa of Ife, Chief Adekola Adeyeye, who officially pronounced them to the crowd are: Tadenikawo, Adesoji, Aderemi, Eri-Ifeoluwasimi, Adeiwa, Inioluwa, Ademide, Adegbite, Diekoloreoluwa, son of Ogunwus,” Olafare said.