Ooni of Ife to be crowned today behind closed doors as he ends 21 days of seclusion

Ooni of Ife-elect, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Sunday, concluded his 21 days of seclusion in Ilofi, where he has been undergoing installation rites.
The 51st Ooni of Ife is expected to be crowned on Monday, at the Ile Oodua.
The monarch’s aide, Biyi Odunlade, while briefing journalists on Sunday, said Ooni Ogunwusi will be crowned by traditional chiefs at a ceremony to be attended exclusively by the initiated.
According to Ife customs and traditions, his coronation will be a private affair and only the Isoros and Ife chiefs will be involved.
Although the coronation ceremony will be done behind closed doors, the Ooni of Ife will later appear in public briefly.
Odunlade said: “The Ooni will leave Ilofi later tonight (Sunday) and he will be crowned tomorrow (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.”
His inauguration and elaborate ceremony will hold on Monday, December 7.would be an occasion for the presentation of staff of office to the new Ooni.
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