By ‘DELE ABERUAGBA
In what has in the last couple of days worn a historic exploration and celebration of Yoruba traditional values and culture in the United Kingdom, The Oonirinsa of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, his wife, Olori Wuraola and full traditional entourage from the cradle of Yoruba are presently on a historical visit to the Great Britain to stage the much talked-about trade development corporate dinner. The first class royal father and his entourage were received at the Heathrow airport with percussions of rich Yoruba drums and folktale songs to welcome the traditional ruler.
SAFARI NEWS witnessed how the Oonirinsa was colourfully received by his host, Babatunde Loye, his events coordinator, Kiskirine Events and other distinguished Nigerians in the United Kingdom. Oba Ogunwusi will be in England for 2 weeks during which he will be visiting places of interest as well as having trade cum business development-oriented interactive sessions at a corporate dinner on April 18 with Members of Parliaments and business leaders spanned across all walks of life.
According to his itinerary as made available to Safari News by Kiskirine Events, the Ooni will be having a corporate dinner with His Excellency, Adah Simon Ogah, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner to the United Kingdom on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at J.W Marriot Hotel ballroom, 86-90 Park Lane, London W1K7TN from 5pm-12 midnight. Organized by BL foundation, UK, the strictly Black Tie/Traditional attire dinner event which celebrates those who have served the community will be hosted by Babatunde Loye and anchored by Kunle Bamtefa and Princess Deun Solarin while Dele Sosimi, Shady Blue, DJ Kashif Da Flash and Cultural Dancers thrill the colourful audience.
The fun of the historical visit of the Ooni would further witness another lavish reception at a grand event tagged, An Evening With Ooni of Ife where popular gospel hip hop singer, Yinka Ayefele mounts the stage at a Gala Dinner/Awards Nite holding on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at the Ballroom, Intercontinental hotel, 02 London SE10OTW where a Cultural Troupe and Royal DJ Nuff Jamz also perform.
The Ooni will also be one of the VIPs at the Commonwealth Day celebration, Business Leaders Luncheons with Chambers of Commerce Leaders, after which he will be visiting the Nigeria High Commission, official visits to the British Museum, House of Commons, Black Cultural Archives and Old Royal Palace of the Queen Elizabeth.
He will also be at the performance of Moremi Opera by the Royal College of Music, London and have a brief stint with MPs and Business Leaders on International Trade Development discussions before being part of a lecture at the Oxford University.
The whole bumper activities of the royal historical visits are proudly supported by Egbe Omo Ife, United Kingdom and Powered by Ooni of Ife Global Outreach with EMPIRE INT’L Magazine, parent body of Safari News Online as media partner under the auspices of veteran publisher, Dele Aberuagba.