- Ooni of Ife to go into 7-day seclusion
- This is in preparation for the 2017 Olojo festival
- His going into seclusion is coming days after Olori Wuraoa public announce she is no longer married to the first class Yoruba monarch
- Olojo is the celebration of the first dusk and dawn
His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II is expected to go into seclusion for seven days.
This is in preparation of the annual Olojo festival which will hold on September 30 in Ile Ife.
According to the first class monarch, Olojo is the celebration of the first dusk and dawn. It is during the festival that the Ooni will wear the sacred Are crown, believed to be the oldest crown in the world.
The Are crown is worn once in a year by Ooni who will then take a trip to Oke Mogun, the spot where the first dusk and dawn happened.
As preparations towards this year's Olojo festival gathers momentum, Ooni of Ife called for total repackaging of African culture to remove negative tag put on cultural beliefs of the black race.
The monarch said contrary to the view of many people within and outside the continent, deities and forbears of the Africans were all servants of God, who did exceptionally well in delivering on the mandate given to them by God.
Declaring Olojo a global festival, Ooni Ogunwusi called for proper education of the younger generation on the significance of major cultural celebrations of Yoruba people.
Highlighting activities and events lined up to make this year's festival a rewarding outing for tourists and participants alike, Ooni said 2017 Olojo will feature reorientation workshop for the youth on culture, football competition, ayo Olopon, fashion show and traditional musical night
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Olori Wuraola has announced her separation from the Ooni of Ife. The former queen took to her Instagram handle to announce their marriage break up as she reverted to her maiden name.
Meanwhile, the first class Yoruba monarch through his director of media, Moses Olafare, said marriage is a private matter which should not be discussed in the public. Olafare said the Ooni will address the matter at the appropriate time.
NAIJ.com TV recently spoke to the Ooni and he discussed his plans for the Yoruba race below: