By KIKELOMO IWAJOMO
Less than 3 months after the death of Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of the Giesi ruling house has emerged the 51st Ooni of Ile-Ife. This was contained in a press statement by the Osun State governor Rauf Aregbesola which stated that the kingmakers of Ife had completed the required process and communicated the choice of Prince Ogunwusi to his office for approval.
Before he ascended the throne of his forefathers, 40-year-old Adeyeye was MD/CEO of Gran Imperio Group (GIG), a formidable real estate consortium in Nigeria. He successfully undertook multi-million dollar projects in Nigeria including the legendary Inagbe Grand Resorts & Leisure, Lagos Nigeria. He’s a Director, Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank Limited, (formerly GTHomes), a leading National Mortgage Bank and former subsidiary of GTBank.
He’s also a Director, FinaTrust Microfinance Bank Limited, one of Nigeria’s foremost Microfinance Banks focusing on SMEs and micro credit facilities. He is an Accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Institute of Management and an Associate Accounting Technician.