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Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by HungerBAD: 10:29pm On Oct 15, 2016
Ile-Ife (Osun) –

The ‎Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, put on the sacred Aare crown on Saturday in Ile-Ife, Osun, for the first time amidst jubilations and local gun salute by the natives. Oba Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, performed the symbolic trip from Ile Oodua, his palace to Oke Mogun shrine, to mark this year’s Olojo Festival, being the first time he would participate in the festival as Ooni.

Olojo Festival holds annually in Ile Ife, to mark creation of the universe and “Are crown” a special crown made of 151 items. It is wore only during the celebration of the festival and was adorned by Ooni.

Decked in all white apparel, Oba Ogunwusi, had been in seclusion for 5 days. He left his residence for Oke Mogun around 4: 30p.m for the final rites before he wore mystic “Are” crown. At exactly 5 p.m. Oba Ogunwusi, emerged with Are crown holding a white dove, amidst prayers and several gunshots which began with the journey to Oke Mogun and Idi Aje.

Two major ports of call during Olojo Festival where rituals and prayers were said for the peace of Nigeria and Yoruba race. Are crown, according to sources, in Ooni’s palace weighs 100 kg, last made the trip to Oke Mogun several years ago. “ Because the late Ooni, Oba Okunade Sijuade, owing to his advance age in last 3 years of his reign did not wear Are crown even during the celebration of Olojo.

On the procession of Ooni to Oke Mogun were Ife chiefs, priests and members of Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, as well as indigenes and tourists from different parts of world. Before Ooni commenced the trip, his messengers, who wore only shorts, wielding cane performed the symbolic sprint to Oke Mogun three times to clear the route the monarch would take. The festival was peaceful, as all and sundry were in celebration mood, praying for the progress and development of the Yoruba race and the country at large.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/10/jubilation-ooni-wears-aare-crown-first-time/

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by hahn(m): 10:34pm On Oct 15, 2016
How people with such a rich culture believe that an illiterate carpenter in impoverished Israel deserves their worship eludes me

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Tolexander: 10:39pm On Oct 15, 2016
a ke gbajure o!

The crown can't weigh 100kg!
Is a crown being at par with 2 bags of cement in terms of earth gravitational pull?

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by HungerBAD: 10:40pm On Oct 15, 2016
hahn:
How people with such a rich culture believe that an illiterate carpenter in impoverished Israel deserves their worship eludes me

I dont get you?are you calling Jesus Christ an Illiterate?

Hahn mark my words, you will go to Hell Fire.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Ishilove: 10:44pm On Oct 15, 2016
Are crown, according to sources, in Ooni’s palace weighs 100 kg last made the trip to Oke Mogun several years ago. “ Because the late Ooni, Oba Okunade Sijuade, owing to his advance age in last 3 years of his reign did not wear Are crown even during the celebration of Olojo.

Wait, Are crown weighs 100kg or 10kg? Is that a typo or something because 100kg is equivalent to two bags of rice... undecided

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Ishilove: 10:44pm On Oct 15, 2016
HungerBAD:


I dont get you?are you calling Jesus Christ an Illiterate?

Hahn mark my words, you will go to Hell Fire.

Lol

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by NOC1(m): 10:47pm On Oct 15, 2016
I am a Christian we must preserve our culture, those who brought religion to us are seriously getting ready for there Halloween, what's the difference between Halloween and masquerade parade in Nigeria.
Majority of my brothers have buried there culture I can remember when I was small during one of my Vacations, my grandmum took me to the village I saw okonko, what a culture to behold, I was surprise to hear that OKONKO has been abolished.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Nobody: 11:01pm On Oct 15, 2016
hahn:
How people with such a rich culture believe that an illiterate carpenter in impoverished Israel deserves their worship eludes me

And Who told You He's illiterate

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by hungryboy(m): 11:05pm On Oct 15, 2016
hahn:
How people with such a rich culture believe that an illiterate carpenter in impoverished Israel deserves their worship eludes me
the rich culture been stop the British from colonizing your people, or Making slaves out of 'em?
Let's stop lying to ourselves abeg

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by hahn(m): 11:12pm On Oct 15, 2016
hungryboy:
the rich culture been stop the British from colonizing your people, or Making slaves out of 'em?
Let's stop lying to ourselves abeg

And what is the benefit if Islam and Christianity to us?

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by hahn(m): 11:14pm On Oct 15, 2016
KissChris:

And Who told You He's illiterate
Do you have proof he existed?

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by hungryboy(m): 11:25pm On Oct 15, 2016
hahn:


And what is the benefit if Islam and Christianity to us?

na wetin dey stop the poor, from killing the rich be that nah

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by hahn(m): 11:26pm On Oct 15, 2016
hungryboy:
na wetin dey stop the poor, from killing the rich be that nah

Na so

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Tolexander: 11:54pm On Oct 15, 2016
Ishilove:


Wait, Are crown weighs 100kg or 10kg? Is that a typo or something because 100kg is equivalent to two bags of rice... undecided
It is heavy, but not close to 100kg at all!

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Nobody: 1:40am On Oct 16, 2016
I believe the crown was made by Ogun himself.
Here are some pictures from the event.
The last pics is the Ooni offering sacrifice at ogun shrine.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Nobody: 1:56am On Oct 16, 2016
Pretty girls were ushered in from benin to usher guest at the palace. Olori connections. cheesy

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Nobody: 1:59am On Oct 16, 2016
The bus that brought the pretty ladies.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Nobody: 2:09am On Oct 16, 2016
The LOKOLOKOs are his body guards during the Olojo Festival. Time for the festival is indicated by the sun’s movement in about the month of October from the West to the East. Only the Olojo chief priest identifies the particular day to celebrate the festival.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Nobody: 2:12am On Oct 16, 2016
One of the dogs used for ogun sacrifice being carried to the shrine and an ogun priest in red.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Nobody: 2:13am On Oct 16, 2016
Chiefs praying in preparation for the festival.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Nobody: 7:23am On Oct 16, 2016
hahn:

Do you have proof he existed?
Do you have proof He was illiterate?

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by orimsamsam(m): 7:28am On Oct 16, 2016
Oduduwa
Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by MrPresident1: 8:30am On Oct 16, 2016
Oduduwa is the banner under which the ancient Israelites arrived Ile-Ife.

Oduduwa is an ancient Israelite.

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by hahn(m): 9:00am On Oct 16, 2016
KissChris:


Do you have proof He was illiterate?

Something that doesn't exist cannot be illiterate na. You have to prove it exists first and then we will go from there undecided

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Nobody: 9:08am On Oct 16, 2016
hahn:


Something that doesn't exist cannot be illiterate na. You have to prove it exists first and then we will go from there undecided

Arguing with You is pointless

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by hahn(m): 9:10am On Oct 16, 2016
KissChris:


Arguing with You is pointless

The feeling is mutual.

Go to church. Your god needs money as usual tongue

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by badaoyeyemi(f): 9:24am On Oct 16, 2016
..100kg...wen am.still weighing 49kg here lipsrsealed

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by Firefire(m): 9:25am On Oct 16, 2016
allow me to say...Isese Lagba...

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by iambabaG: 9:26am On Oct 16, 2016
It sadens me that we choose to abandon such a rich culture that even respects and acknowledges the presence of a supreme being beats me..

And for those claiming to be atheist.. These's something called HISTORY!!
And it has proven beyond reasonable doubt that a JESUS did exist.

If you are against the ways the religious foundations exploit their docile followers.. Very understandable; but to disrespect history and plain reason is very wrong.

We owe it to ourselves to live right and good with respect for one anothers beliefs "no matter how twisted and irrational" they appear to be.

Peace be with us all!!

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Re: Ooni Ogunwusi Wears Aare Crown For The First Time (photo) by brightballer(m): 9:27am On Oct 16, 2016
Kaabiyesi ooo.
Thank you for the cocoa revolution. We will take over cocoa markets soon.
Ki ade pe lori oo. Ki bata pe lese. Ki irukere di okinni oo. Kabiyes Onirisa!!

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