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Ooni Of Ife Grandma Burial Photos:Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Absent At Grandmother’s Burial

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Ooni Of Ife Grandma Burial Photos:Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Absent At Grandmother’s Burial

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April 23, 2016 – Ooni Of Ife’s Granny Burial Pictures: Crowd As Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Buries Grandmother In Ile Ife

Why Ooni Of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Was Absent At His Grandmother’s Burial Today

The popular monarch shut down Ile Ife today as he buries his grandmother Olori Marian Ogunwusi.

The funeral service of Olori Agba started around 11:00am today at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Ayegbaju.

The Ooni of Ife was absent at the burial because according to Yoruba tradition, it is a taboo for a king to see a dead body.

He was represented by his wife Olori Sonia Itohan Ogunwusi.

See first photos from the funeral below

[Photo credit: Goldmyne]

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Maryf

    April 23, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Wow, the ceremony is such a big one. RIP mama

  2. fifelomo

    April 23, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Good night olori agba.

  3. John Emeka

    April 23, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Wot a tradition…
    So upon all dis there sacrelagious act this our so call king still succomb 2 such type of tradition…
    Yeye pple with yeye tradition.

  4. betty

    April 23, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    People with different tribe king can not see a dead body. rip mama

  5. sola olaniyi

    April 25, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Thought this tradition has been abolished

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