Connect with us

NaijaGists.com – Proudly Nigerian DIY Motivation & Information Blog

Ooni Of Ife Is Dead: Ife King Oba Okunade Sijuwade Dies In London At Age 85

Entertainment News

Ooni Of Ife Is Dead: Ife King Oba Okunade Sijuwade Dies In London At Age 85

ooni of ife dead

July 29, 2015 – Ooni Of Ife Is Dead: Ife King Oba Okunade Sijuwade Dies In London At Age 85

“Oba ti waja”, a popular Yoruba adage for late monarch is the viral word on the streets of the ancient city of Ile Ife, Osun State.

Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, the Ooni of Ife is dead.

According to sources at the palace, Sijuwade was flown out of Ibadan in an air ambulance to London last week when he suddenly slumped and become unconscious.

oba sijuwade dead

Though details is still sketchy, all we know now is that the monarch passed away in London UK yesterday at an undisclosed hospital.

Another report from Osogbo claims that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has just been briefed on Ooni’s sudden departure.

As we speak, supporters have flooded Ooni palace to mourn the death of the popular king.

More details to come shortly.

May his soul rest in peace (amen).

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Jesuorobo

    July 29, 2015 at 1:26 AM

    He would have made sense if he hadn’t supported a corrupt govt. anyhow rest on

  2. Yetund

    July 29, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    Death is a debt we all owe. Thank God he lived a good live
    Sun re o

  3. ologbenla Roseline

    July 29, 2015 at 1:39 AM

    Rip, Iku baba yeye d ooni & oluaye of ife…..u hav fought a good fight…. Sleep on !!!

  4. Big Daddy

    July 29, 2015 at 4:12 AM

    God givet and God taket, Death is a DEBT

  5. Bankole Jones

    July 29, 2015 at 4:22 AM

    May his soul rest in peace, But Note, He suppose to have stayed away from politics few years ago, He was the brain behind Jonathan failed Govt in Yoruba land, Even till this year, He was the one who regroup the local Obas in support of GEJ for re-election. This man suppose to be resting but rather doing meeting upon meeting here and there on political level, The news reported that, he slumped and unconscious, What a waste ? If someone is ill, he or she need time to rest to get his/her okay. Once again, May his soul rest in peace.

    • Saphire

      July 29, 2015 at 9:14 AM

      Jst as oba of lagos will slump and die one day…at their age what they need doing is preach peace and harmony among nigerians…nt collecting money from politicians and making racist statements…rip to ooni..the hero of his time..

  6. Adesola kiladejo

    July 29, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    R I P

  7. Concern Citizen

    July 29, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Oonirisa wajaaa !!! May his soul rest in peace. May the good Lord forgive all his sins and console the family, and entire Ife people. I pray that God will provide Ile-Ife with another famous and respectable king who will continue to transform the ancient city farther more. Orun ire eee o Baba !

  8. Lola O

    July 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Kaabiyesi, Alayeluwa, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, o di gbere, o d’arinako, sun re o. I remember your generosity, from the times we visited you at Ilupeju as a young girl growing up. Daddy – Prince Sijuwade (as he was then known), always gave me and my siblings 50 pounds note, when Nigeria was still spending pounds currency, the $1000 dollars he gave me when we met accidentally at an occasion in New Jersey, USA, about 7 years ago. All things must come to an end, good or bad. Death is the destiny of man (Proverbs). May God grant his soul eternal rest and forgive his shortcomings, amen. Long live Ile-Ife, long life Yorubaland and long live Nigeria. Peace, perfect peace.

  9. Lola O

    July 29, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, son of late Ma Faseesin, o d’arinako, sun re o. I remember his generosity, from the times that my parents took me and my siblings to visit him at Ilupeju, Lagos as a young girl. Daddy-Prince Sijuwade, as he was then known, would always give us a 50 pound note, when Nigeria’s currency was the pound, also the money he gave me when I visited him at his Chester Terrace mansion in London 25 years ago. I remember the $1000 dollars he gave me during our accidental meeting in Denville, New Jersey (USA) about seven years ago. He advised me to fast one day a week, as he did every Wednesday. All things must surely come to an end, good or bad….. “For death is the destiny of man” (Book of Proverbs). May his soul rest in peace and God forgive his shortcomings, amen. Long live Ile-Ife, long live Yorubaland and long live Nigeria. Peace, perfect peace.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Entertainment News

Advertisement

NEW UPDATES

Advertisement

To Top