The Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Tuesday, played host to some Americans who traced their roots to the Kingdom of Ile-Ife.
The Americans were led to the Ooni by the Asoju Asa of Ile Oodua, Ambassador Dotun Taylor.
The Ooni stressed the excitement that comes with identifying with the root of one’s origin.
He said, If you take a closer look at yourselves in comparison to your kinsmen and women here, you will agree with me that there is no difference between us.
“The only difference is that my own forefathers missed the boat that yours caught up with.
“So, my dear children, you are welcome home and I pray that the meaningful names you are being bestowed with today will manifest in all your endeavours.”