Trending Video Shows Moment Ooni of Ife Shared Cash With Traditional Rulers at Aje Festival in Osun

Trending Video Shows Moment Ooni of Ife Shared Cash With Traditional Rulers at Aje Festival in Osun

  • Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife and chairman of the Osun state traditional rulers council, has been seen in a viral video sharing a bundle of cash to some monarchs
  • While the chant of the first class Oba was being sung, the traditional ruler was seen sharing a bundle of N200 notes with the kings on the seat
  • The event happened during the 2024 edition of the annual Aje Festival, a celebration of growth, prosperity and productivity

Ife, Osun - Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has been seen in a viral video sharing money with some traditional rulers at the popular Aje festival in Ife, Osun state.

In the video, as the chant of the first-class traditional ruler in the southwest was being praised, the Ooni was bustling, sharing a bundle of cash with the traditional rulers seated at the festivals.

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Video of the moment Ooni of Ife shared money with traditional rulers in Osun Photo Credit: Ooni Adimula of Ife
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Aje, the god of wealth in Yoruba mythology, was always celebrated yearly by the people of Ife and the Yoruba.

It is a celebration of prosperity that always sets the Ife city agog when being marked.

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What is the meaning of Aje Festival?

The Aje festival, among others, has become more popular in Ife, Nigeria, and internationally since Ogunwusi emerged as the traditional ruler of the kingdom.

The annual ancient rite is a connotation of economic growth, productivity and prosperity, which all the Ife indigenes from across the world gathered to celebrate.

The 2024 edition of the festival was held on Monday, February 26, with the blessings of the Ooni, who expressed satisfaction with the event organisers. Princess Dr. Toyin Kolade, the Iyalaje of Oodua, was the festival's global coordinator.

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It was learnt that the event was graced by several traditional rulers in Ife and its environs.

Below is the video from the event:

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