Ooni of Ife Receives US Congressional Award


Foremost Nigerian monarch, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II was honoured for his role in promoting peace in Africa by Congresswoman Maxine Waters at the Congressional Black Caucus reception presented by Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity at Rayburn HOB on Capitol Hill recently in Washington DC, USA.

The Nigerian monarch was awarded prestigious Congressional Recognition plaque certificate presented by congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). Waters praised the monarch for the great role he plays not only in Nigeria but across the world.
“You really represent our culture and you are doing good things whether it is helping young people, education and business, so we are just delighted to have you here,” Waters said.

Waters also presented Oba King Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II with a congressional plaque. The monarch also received Congressional Certificates of Recognition from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston) and Rep. Janice Hahn. (D-CA).

Oba Ogunwusi was appreciative of the warm reception from the Congressional Black Caucus and the American people. “We thank the American people for extending a hand of friendship to my people and I. We are grateful and appreciative of your friendship. If we understand that we are the same irrespective of our color, the world will be a better place. We all belong to the same humanity,” stated the king.

Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Receives United States Congressional Award
Congressional recognition organizers Benedict Amushie of Houston Texas, Kenneth Miller of Los Angeles, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Wilson Ebiye, Founder/CEO of YesoohTV join His Imperial Majesty after a successful Washington DC event

The congressional events were organised by American Kenneth Miller of Los Angeles, Nigerian-American Wilson Ebiye, Founder/CEO of YesoohTV and native Nigerian author/writer Benedict Amushie of Houston Texas.