The center balances everything in this world. If the center is not right, the entire body won’t be balance.We are one and the same irrespective of our color. We are here today to bring love, we are here today to bring peace.
In an unprecedented visit to the United States by a reigning African King, His Imperial Majesty, Dr. Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his wife, Queen Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi have made a remarkable impact in the past several days.
The Ooni of Ife and Queen Wuraola-Zynab will be honored at the White House on June 22, 2016, marking the first time in History, a West African King visits the White House.
A day after their White House visit, The Ooni, King Ogunwusi and Her Majesty will have a briefing with the US Department of State. On June 23, they will be addressing US Congress in Washington D.C.
Earlier this week on June 14, 2016, the Pennsylvania State Capitol and Members of the House of Representatives, welcomed His Imperial Majesty, Dr Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. Speaker of the House, Rep. Mike Turzai, his constituents, and the Congressional Black Caucus. Also in attendance was Police Superintendent Marcus Brown, The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission’s (PHRC), members of the Human Rights Commission, and representatives from the US Office of Ethnic Affairs. The Ooni’s address was televised Live by CNBC, CSPAN and Huffington Post.
The Ooni of Ife delivered a powerful speech at the Pennsylvania Capitol so masterfully that it speaks for itself. His Imperial Majesty presented his powerful oration focused exclusively on unity, forgiveness and race relations.
King Adeyeye Ogunwusi reflected on Africa’s contributions to the world and the true meaning of the Continent’s natural resources. His Imperial Majesty urged members of The House of Representatives to stand in solidarity with Africans rather than be bystanders. His message to the The House centered on fostering the kind of society that considers the equality and the unity of all mankind not as a privilege but as a human right.
Addressing the disproportionate poverty that plagues Africa, His Imperial Majesty said, “A majority of Africans are living under less than $1 a day. We want things to be properly balanced. We want things to be done evenly. We are appealing to you to work together."
Earlier in the week, the Ooni of Ife officially partnered up with the United Nations Populations Fund to assist in providing solutions and resources for young girls and women to have the right to a proper education and adequate Healthcare.
This trip is a major part of King Ogunwusi and Queen Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi's agenda to bring global attention to their initiatives for Humanitarian efforts, economic empowerment, Food and job security, fostering Women's Rights and nurturing the next generation of young African entrepreneurs and leaders.
The Royal Dynasty of Ile Ife, one of Africa’s most ancient dynasties, is over eight centuries old. Today, this dynasty is ruled by Ogunwusi. who was crowned in December 2015. The history of this prestigious and sacred grounds of Ile Ife dates back thousands of years. The Yoruba’s are the largest ethnic group in Africa and consists of over 200 million people around the world. The Kingdom of Ile-Ife is known for its distinct art. According to historians, Ife artists, ahead of their time, were creating unique bronze, stone, and terracotta sculptures by the turn of the 12th Century. Many of those rare pieces can be found today in museums in South America, Europe, and Nigeria.