Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi favoured to be next Ooni of Ife

Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi favoured to be next Ooni of Ife
They say the sun will rise and set, seasons
will change their turns, and the youth will take over the old. The hourglass
has been flipped, the Ooni of Ife,Oba Okunade Sijuade has gone to meet his ancestors and for Prince
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi it is only the beginning. Take notice,

for his time has

Since the demise
of the highly dignified Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, who in his capacity
as the Oonirisa of the source brought a lot of fanfare and prestige to the
already well revered stool that at one time or the other had been occupied by
such illustrious personalities as Oduduwa and Oranmiyan, the race for the next
Ooni has been on and the four ruling families; Osinkola, Ogboru, Giesi and
Lafogido are now contenders.
 About forty
years ago in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, a prince was born into the Giesi
Ruling House, Ojaja Royal Compound of Agbedegbede in Ile-Ife. He was named
Adeyeye. Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi was quietly delivered into the humble
family of Prince Ropo and Late Mrs Margaret Wuraola Ogunwusi (Ile Opa family
compound, Ile Ife). 
The father was a radio and television anchor and
presentation star that spanned the entire mid-1980s to early 21st century in
the South-western part of Nigeria. Though born quietly, Prince Ogunwusi’s
excellence and outstanding acumen would soon start to announce itself for the
world to behold.
An astute
entrepreneur, driven by turning ‘impossibilities to possibilities’, Adeyeye’s
power of imagination has set him aside, revolutionizing his approach to
creativity and innovation. A distinct achiever, with the conscience of youthful
excellence, his ambition is exceptional with savvy business ideas, making a
mark in his immediate society and beyond. 
He has been
involved in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) locally and abroad
for over 12 years and he is also actively involved in the development of over
2,500 housing units with various consortia of developers/promoters over the last
8 years in Nigeria. He facilitated strong trade relationship through
Association for International Business (AIB) with presence in over 200 member
countries across the globe which he set up in Nigeria. One of the key
achievements of this body is the trade facilitation between the United Arab
Emirates (Jebel Ali free Trade Zone development) and Federal Government of
Nigeria through Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).
He was a
co-organizer for Ondo State Economic Planning and Implementation Committee. He
led the Government delegation team to Canada in 2002 for strategic alliances
and partnership with Ondo State Government on solid mineral potentials of the
State (Bitumen, Dimension Stones, Granite, etc.) which led to the formation of
Amalgamated Mining and Exploration Company Limited – wholly owned by Ondo State
 He was involved in the facilitation and development of Sparkwest
Steel Galvanizing Plant (the only Steel Galvanizing Plant in Nigeria), National
Iron Ore Mining Company Limited and Jakura Mines resuscitation projects, which
has eventually become the major limestone feed stock to Obajana Cement Plant in
Kogi State, Nigeria.
Prince Adeyeye
Enitan Ogunwusi was involved with trading and marketing of commodities, the
main facilitator for Dangote Group’s break into the ‘up-country supply chain
consortium’ between 1996 and 1999. He also traded for Dohagro Allied, Global
Apex, Olam, Clemco, Stallion Group, Milan Group etc, at about the same period.
This is where he gained expertise in marketing prowess which up till date is
one of his major strengths. He also facilitated the biggest Lead and Aluminum
recycling plant set up in Nigeria by National Steel Company of India in Ota,
Ogun State.
He began his
strides in the Real Estate sector with various dredging and land reclamation
projects in Lagos State. Adeyeye is the initiator of EssentialHomes, a real
estate product launched in January 2014 formed to deliver affordable upscale
homes to the middle and low income earners. The 1st phase of the product (The
Southpointe Estate, Lafiaji Road, Lekki, Lagos State) started in February 2014,
and has been successfully delivered within 1 year with about 60% occupancy recorded.
This attests to the huge market demand and acceptability of the EssentialHomes
  He also led the team that developed the beautiful Northpointe Estate
Phase I,II,III and Midland Court , on Chevron Drive Lekki Lagos.
In addition,
Prince Adyeye has successfully undertaken more multi-billion Naira projects
across Lagos and environs; Jacob Mews Estate Yaba, Lakeview Park I and II
Estates Lekki, the ongoing Golden Leaf Estate Lafiaji, Lekki and Grand Lake
Estate Ajah, Lagos.
Adeyeye also has
clear track record of community development starting with his home town; 4yrs
ago during the occasion of his Mum’s funeral, the community was without any
form of electricity. Adeyeye went ahead to install transformers and light
poles, generated electricity which till today, the community still boasts of.
This electrification project is also being extended to other parts of the town.
Part of his community development strides has also extended to the Lafiaji
community, off Orchid Hotel road, Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos, with the opening
up and reconstruction of a 6.5km road, with a 1.1km green extension without
Government intervention.
 He also embarked on the electrification of
this whole stretch which is being powered by his company, Gran Imperio Group.
In just 1 year,
to actualize his dream of the development of one of the best resorts in
Nigeria, he led a team that opened up a remote jungle, Inagbe Island, Amuwo
Odofin LGA, Lagos, into a whole new community offering spectacular world class
relaxation and recreational facilities. The multi-billion Naira Inagbe Grand
Resorts and Leisure, Lagos Nigeria is a first of its kind in the whole of West
Africa bounded by the Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean. With this feat, he is set to
increase the country’s GDP through tourism and reduce unemployment by providing
direct and indirect employment.
Earlier this
year, Prince Adeyeye also intimated the youth of Ile-Ife of his plan to
replicate this remarkable project in Ile-Ife, having already acquired good land
mass for the project. Interestingly, he has an incredible master plan to
rebrand Ife and take it to greater heights. On the 7th of March 2015, Adeyeye
was a recipient of the prestigious NIDSA (National Ife Descendants Students’
Association) GOLD AWARD for 2015 on the occasion of their Ife Day celebration.
Prince Adeyeye
enjoys being in the midst of his workers, celebrates and dances with them, dines
with them, crack jokes and of course gets on the work grind with them. He is a
grass root fellow to the core and lover of the youth. His humility is second to
none. Being a philanthropist, Adeyeye has sponsored less privileged children
and youth in Ile-Ife and Lagos where he lives. Some youth are still
beneficiaries of Adeyeye’s scholarship platform till date. 
Adeyeye is
presently an employer of over 300 indigenous youth at the Inagbe Cocowood
Factory – EssentialHomes Furniture brand, first of its kind in Nigeria using
100% indigenous raw materials for production. He has over 450 direct employees
across his various companies, and over 3000 indirect employees.
Prince Adeyeye
Enitan Ogunwusi is a Director on the Board of Directors of Imperial Homes
Mortgage Bank Limited, (formerly GTHomes), a leading National Mortgage Bank and
former subsidiary of one of the biggest banks in Africa, GTBank Plc. He is also
a Director, FinaTrust Microfinance Bank Limited, one of Nigeria’s foremost
Microfinance Banks focusing on SMEs and micro credit facilities. He is the
Founder and Managing Director of Gran Imperio Group, the holding company of
Real Estate and Construction, Manufacturing, Facilities Management, Leisure and
Tourism companies in Nigeria.
Prince Adeyeye
Enitan Ogunwusi holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from the
Polytechnic Ibadan, where he started cutting his teeth in outstanding
entrepreneurship, even as a student. To mention a few, the royal prince of
Ile-Ife the source, is a member of dignified professional bodies, namely,
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate Accounting Technician
and a certified member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria. He is also
an active member of Global Real Estate Institute (GRI), having participated at
various levels.
Prince Adeyeye
Enitan Ogunwusi has been involved in remarkable partnerships with dignified
Royal Fathers in some of his Real Estate developments; HRM, Oba Saheed
Elegushi, Kusenla III, Elegushi of Ikate Land, Lagos (Development of LakeView
Park 2, Lafiaji, Off Orchid Hotel Road, Lekki – Epe Expressway), HRM, The Ooni
of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, (development of Northpointe Estate, Chevron Drive,
Lekki, Lagos), HRM, Oba Oyekan, Onilado, of Ilado Inagbe Island, Lagos,
(Development of Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure, Lagos), HRM, Oba Adedapo
Tejuoso, The Oranmiyan Osile Oke Ona of Egba Land, Abeokuta (development of The
Lord’s Estate, Buckswood College Abeokuta), HRM, Oba Oloruntoyin Saliu, the
Oloworo of Oworonsoki, Lagos (partners in the proposed Oworonsoki Redevelopment
Scheme, Lagos), HRM Oba Akinloye, Ojomu of Ajiran Land, Lekki – a host to
several developments which Adeyeye has embarked on, HRM, The Olofa of Offa, Oba
Mufutau Muhammed Gbadamosi (partnership during the rice and sugar merchandising
for Dangote Group and others).
A highly
dignified man, fearless and daring, a self-made man who not only has passion
for his home town but his country as a whole, who has and is working in the
improvement of the society at large whilst he spends his time and money to
preserve and showcase the cultural heritage of his people and tradition of
Ile-Ife, he also is creating many job opportunities for the indigenes of Ife.
He is loved and
highly respected by the people of Ile-Ife, the Prince is someone who has stayed
and is very much in touch with his roots and tradition. A man of honour who
already has started making a difference in the city of Ife, He has close
alliances with some of the most esteemed Royal fathers, leaders and kings men.

Truly it’s a new
dawn and Ife will never remain the same again.

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