The Ooni-elect, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi, will be crowned traditionally today (Monday), November 23, 2015, as he is expected to leave Ilofi, where he has been undergoing installation rites in the past 21 days later on Sunday (yesterday).
One of the close aides of the monarch, Biyi Odunlade, in a chat with pressmen, said: “The Ooni left Ilofi on Sunday and he will be crowned today (Monday). The Ooni does not receive the crown in the public. Unlike other Obas, who are crowned in public, Ooni of Ife doesn’t receive the crown in public.
“The traditional crowning will be done at the palace on Monday (today) but the inauguration would hold on December 7. The Ooni will come out to see some people after the traditional coronation.”
The Obadio of Ife, Oba Olajide Faloba, when contacted, also said Ogunwusi would be crowned on Monday.