His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ife, King Dr Adeyeye Ogunwusi and Her Majesty, Olori Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi arrived in Ghana yesterday for their official visit to President John Mahama, to deliver remarks to the Ghanaian Parliament alongside Ghanaian evangelist Dr Kingsley Fletcher, the Suapolor of the SE Kingdom. Fletcher first visited The Ooni of Ife during the Ooni’s Historic US tour in June.
In the Ooni’s work for unity amongst African nations and quest to return Africa to global prominence, His Imperial Majesty says, “Africa is the center of the world, we need unity, we need to extend our hands to our brothers and sisters for us to move forward and make headway as a continent.” There are over 4 million Yoruba people living in Ghana, most of whom are from Nigeria. According to historians, the first group of Yorubas arrived in the Gold Coast around 1813 and initially settled in such places as Accra, Kumasi and Sekondi before moving to the northern part of the Gold Coast, especially Tamale, Wa, Lawra and Nandom.
Her Majesty, Olori Wuraola, will also be meeting with Her Highness, Lordina Mahama, the first lady of Ghana to discuss partnership and trade efforts through her Queen of Ile-Ife Foundation whose mission is to better the lives of women in Nigeria and across Africa.
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