Yesterday Tuesday 28, July, 2015, one of Nigeria’s prominent ruler, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade passed away.
The influential traditional ruler died in a London hospital after he was rushed to the United Kingdom last week.
His sudden demise however has made life in Ile Ife come to a halt. Various markets have been closed down and the entire community is in a reflective mood following the death of the Royal Majesty.
Motorcycle riders are pictured outside the Oba’s palace trying to pay homage to the royal family. See photos below:
One of the sons of the King, Adebite recently had his wedding introduction ceremony with TV presenter, Dolapo Oni. The Ooni, was involved in a long-standing dispute with two other respected traditional rulers – the Awujale of Ijebuland and the Alake of Egbaland. But it was resolved in late 2009.