The Ooni Adimula of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi has charged young Nigerians to be steadfast in culture and heritage.
This charge was made over the weekend when the Monarch hosted in his palace, the Royal Court of the Kingdom of Ife (Ile-Oodua), some youths, a social media entertainer and actor, Debo Adebayo, widely known by the stage name Mr Macaroni and Big Brother Naija star, Seyi Awolowo.
According Oba Ogunwusi, young people must never forget their culture and heritage: “It is the greatest asset and wealth that we all must embrace”.
The Monarch, who reiterated his passion and commitment to mentoring young Nigerians said: “Over the past four years of my ascension to the Throne of my forbearers, one of my core Royal mission has been to reconstruct the worldview of our young populations as I instill in them new cultural attributes through beliefs, values, practices, norms, tradition, heritage and understanding extraordinary corpus moments in African history.
“It was an audacious moment, imprinting ambitious ideas for greatness in their minds as well as stemming up their spirit to share in my vision of rewriting our stories, celebrating our ancestor’s achievements and recording their challenges of the past for the generations ahead”, Oba Ogunwusi said.
In a statement posted on Instagram, Mr Macaroni expressed excitement and appreciation of the warm reception by the His Imperil Majesty.
“Honor of my life to have spent an incredibly exciting and overwhelming day with the Alayeluwa, Arole Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula!! His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) The Ooni of Ife!!
“He showed me so much love, I was speechless!! Totally unbelievable!!
Thank you for this moment sir and for showing how ready you are to invest in the Youths! This for me is priceless!!! May your reign be long and prosperous!!! Kabiesi oooooooooooo”, Mr Macaroni stated.
Also sharing via Instagram, his experience with Oba Ogunwusi and appreciating the Monarch’s gift, Seyi Awolowo said: “The king freakied (credited) our accounts while he cracked the entire palace up.
“Not seen a king like this before… may you live long and prosper”, He stated.
Video via Twitter @OoniAdimulaIfe