Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Sijuwade, Passes Away at 85

The Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade

The Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade

The Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, has passed away at the age of 85. According to reports, the first-class king was said to have died around 5pm on Tuesday, 28th July 2015 in a London hospital.

Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, or Sijuade became the fiftieth traditional ruler or Ooni of Ife in 1980, taking the regnal name Olubuse II. He was crowned on 6 December 1980 in a ceremony attended by the Emir of Kano, Oba of Benin, Amayanabo of Opobo and Olu of Warri, as well as by representatives of the Queen of England. He’s survived by wife and children.

 

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3 Comments
  • Mac Makol

    RIP

  • Prince T

    it is well with the family that he left behind. i pray that there is not going to be any war because of his death.

  • Dr. Jegede, Ajibade Ebenezer

    Further clarifications is still needed and the public should be briefed appropriately on any development emanating from the reported death.

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