Yes, Yorubas in US are all a-fluster!  The Ooni of Ife, his Olori and his entourage have landed in the United States of America for an unprecedented Royal tour, and NYC has declared Monday June 13th to be Yoruba Day. The tour is an initiative designed to advance relationships between citizens of Yoruba land and the USA. Details of his itinerary can be found here.

Tomorrow 12th June, The Ooni will attend the Odunde Festival as Special Guest of Honour. The Odunde ( Yoruba New Year)  Festival is said to be the largest African Festival on the East Coast of America attracting over 500,000 visitors a year.  And, there are rumours the Ooni will also be visiting  President Obama at the White House!

Exciting times 🙂

 

More of the Best Photos From the Ooni’s USA Tour

 

 

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