Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has welcomed his first son and heir to the royal throne with his wife, Olori Silekunola.

The queen, who has been off public eye since she became pregnant has delivered a bouncing baby boy.

The monarch took to Instagram to share the exciting news with his followers. He also noted that his wife and son are hale and hearty.

The Ooni of Ife had only one biological child, who is in her 20s, before the arrival of his son with his third wife. The king’s first two marriages did not produce any children.

Sharing a photo of he and the queen, he wrote,

“To God be the glory great things he has done.
Hearty congratulations to the entire House of Oduduwa and Olori Silekunola who today birthed a Prince to the Royal throne of Oduduwa.
Mother and child are doing well to the glory of God Almighty.”

The King’s spokesperson Yera Moses Olafare also shared the good news online. He wrote


This is to officially inform the general public that The Almighty Olodumare has blessed the House Oduduwa with a crown Prince as our mother Yeyeluwa, Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi gave birth to a bouncing baby boy at the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 18th November 2020.

Mother and child are in a perfect condition.

Congratulations to the Royal family, the kingdom of Ife(The Source), Yoruba race and the entire descendants of Oduduwa worldwide on the save arrival of this Heir to the sacred throne of the Ooni of Ife.

Comrade Moses Olafare,
Director, Media & Public Affairs,
Ooni’s Palace.