The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Tuesday received the newborn prince, Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi Ogunwusi.
A statement by the spokesperson of the palace, Moses Olafare on Tuesday, disclosed that Oba Ogunwusi released the pictures of the prince to the public.
It read in part: “The Prince came in a motorcade to the entrance of the palace and received by the Agba Ife led by Obalufe of Ife, Oba Idowu Adediwura, the Modewa led by Lowa Adimula of Ife, High chief Adekola Adeyeye and emeses led by Sarun Oriowo Oyeyemi. They all ushered the prince, his mother, Queen ShilekunOla Ogunwusi, the families, friends and associates from Akure into the Ooni’s palace.
“The prince and his mother first stopped at Ile-Nla within the palace courtyard where the families and relatives of Ogunwusi Royal families and friends were awaiting the arrival of the baby from where they proceeded to Emese’s court, where the prince was finally handed over to his joyful father, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who came out through the sacred Ile Igbo in accordance to the full culture and traditions of Ile-Ife as always observed whenever the reigning Ooni receives his newly born prince into the palace after the necessary rites of 21 days.”
After receiving his son, the Ooni, accompanied by relevant spiritual aides, swiftly took him straight into the inner chamber of Ile Igbo for the necessary spiritual confirmation as demanded by traditions. The monarch later came out from Ile Igbo beaming with smiles and majestic dance. His appearance was welcomed with thunderous shouts of praise. The monarch then handed over the prince to his elated mother who danced with the baby in her hands to her apartment at the palace.
The palace was full of ceremonial activities for the Prince Aderemi’s arrival.