The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II will on Saturday leave for California, USA to participate in series of activities facilitated by the organizers of Hollywood African Prestigious Awards(HAPA) and Silicon VALLEY-NED in conjunction with the African Technology Foundation.
According to a statement by palace spokesman, Moses Olafare, the Ooni is “scheduled to begin his California activities on Monday 13th November 2017 with a courtesy visit to the CA Legislative Team at State Senate Office, Sacramento CA”.
The statement continues: “He thereafter moves to Stanford University, Pablo Alto CA for Oil & Gas Initiatives and meet some key representatives of IVY League Institution such As Stanford University to discuss opportunities for exchange international programs.
He will proceed to the 8th Technology wonder of the world, to be hosted by Silicon Valley – Nigerian Economic Development (SV-NED Inc.) & African Technology Foundation to promote the bridge between Nigeria and the Technology capital of the world, Silicon Valley.
“He is also scheduled to make a visit to Cisco (CSCO), IBM (IBM), Intel (INTC) and Tesla Motors (TSLA) for business discussions and a tour of the giant automobile manufacturing Plant located at Fremont CA.
“The climax of the first day is a Dinner Party at San Jose CA where he will be hosted by Silicon Valley Capital Club while the second day of 14th November 2017 will witness the Ooni’s meetings with the management of Google & YouTube at Mountain View CA.
“He thereafter goes to TBD at San Jose CA to hold talks with Intel, Microsoft, Cisco and some Information Technology Healthcare Investors before Departing to Los-Angeles CA for the Hollywood Awards and other activities starting with HAPA Business Roundtable With Royalty, Education Seminar and Workshop for students with the State of California on Wednesday 15th November 2017.
“Furthermore, he will on same day be at the Staple Centre on the invitation of MR EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON Jr., the American professional basketball legend and current president of Basketball Operations of the Los Angeles Lakers, to watch the Los Angeles Lakers.
“This will be followed by Dinner With The Kings And Music Awards Night slated for Thursday 16th 2017, while the Yoruba Indigenous Day with the African Community will take place on Friday 17th November 2017.
“The Foremost African monarch will on Saturday 18th 2017 be honored with the Hollywood & African Prestigious Leadership Award alongside King Mswati III of Swaziland and King(Dr) Noble Odaifio Welentsi III from Ghana during the Hollywood African Awards Show holding at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California where he will be the Guest Speaker to speak on “THE ERADICATION OF NEGATIVE IMAGES ASSOCIATED WITH AFRICA AND FORGOTTEN HISTORY”.”
Olafare also stated that the monarch will meet with popular Hollywood actor, Eddie Murphy and the crew of his famous movie, Coming To America.
The Ooni will leave for United Kingdom on November 20, to attend The Phoenix Newspaper 7th Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation at the ICC, Birmingham, on November 25, 2017.
“As the spiritual leader and custodian of Yoruba race, he will be traveling with his full entourage and he is looking forward to visiting Birmingham City University and holding meetings with the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and the Mayor of West Midlands as well as meeting the Birmingham City Council International Team to forge a long – lasting partnership between the Kingdom of Ile – Ife and Birmingham City across Business, Investments, Education and Cultural Exchange”, Olafare added.
The Ooni is expected back in Nigeria on November 29.