His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Adewusi, Ojaja II, CFR; Ooni of Ife;
Chancellor, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN); Co-Chair, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN).
Ooni Ogunwusi was crowned the 51st Ooni of Ife. Born to Prince Ropo and Late Mrs Margaret Wuraola Ogunwusi of Ile-Opa Family Compound, Ile-Ife.
Prince Adewusi takes over from Oba Sijuwade who died on July 28, 2015 in a London Hospital. Ooni Ogunwusi is a graduate of Accountancy and a Certified Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and of the Institute of Management. Prior to being crowned the Ooni, he has been involved in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, both locally and internationally for more than a decade.
He was involved in the development of the Northern Foreshore Estate, Cityscape International Limited’s Buena Vista project in Lekki, Primewaterview Limited’s projects, Westcom Limited’s projects, and the Ajaokuta Steel’s and Delta Steel’s resuscitation project.
Prior to his appointment as the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi was the Managing Director of Howard Roark Gardens Limited, a property development company that deals with real estate developments, constructions, logistics, and investment advisory services. Howard Roark Ltd, is the developer of “Jacob Mews Estate” project in Yaba and the “Lakevuew Estate” in Lekki.
To have emerged as the Ooni, Oba Ogunwusi defeated 20 other contenders, including his 48-year old real estate-magnate brother, Adetunji, the Group Chairman of Primewaterview Holdings, comprising of Primewaterview Ltd and PWV Management Services. He is on the Board of Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank Limited, (formerly GTHomes), GTBank Plc and FinaTrust Microfinance Bank Ltd.
He is a member of several professional bodies, including Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate Accounting Technician and a certified member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria, as well as Global Real Estate Institute (GRI). Oba Ogunwusi is a frontline Captain of Industry and a serial entrepreneur. His power of imagination has set him aside, revolutionizing his approach to creativity and innovation. He is a distinct achiever, with the conscience of youthful excellence, his ambition is exceptional. He is a man of great business acumen and dexterity, who is delighted in making a mark in his immediate society and beyond.