The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on Saturday arrived the city of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland to attend the 2019 TAIF International Art & Craft Festival themed ‘Uniting the World While Sustaining African Identity.”
The festival was aimed at enhancing the status of the prestigious African cultural facts and values in the international world.
According to a statement signed by his director of media and public affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, made available to Tribune Online in Osogbo, “Oba Ogunwusi is scheduled to be in the Republic of Ireland between 23rd to 30th June 2019.
“He will during the visit meet with his Yoruba subjects and other Africans residing in the European country and also attend to several diplomatic activities toward strengthening the ties between Nigeria and Ireland.
“Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II in his status as leading light in Africa and co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) will be involved in activities like paying courtesy call to the Nigerian Embassy in Ireland, visiting selected museums and Ladyswell Shrine, as well as witnessing the formal inauguration of Arole Oodua Competition.
“He will also watch a scheduled football match between Afro Stars FC Vs. St Kelvin FC organised in his honour.
“Other activities include attending the opening ceremony of Tell Africa International Art & Craft Festival 2019, exhibitions, religious interdenominational services as well as attending the grand finale where the King and Exquisite award will be held.”
The statement also added that “the event which is coordinated by TellAfrica, an international cultural media outfit under the chairmanship of the monarch with Ms Gbemisola Bisi-Taiwo as CEO is supported by the House of Oduduwa and it is one among several cultural initiatives geared towards advancing the Yoruba and African culture.”