A group in the United States on Monday released the itinerary of the Ooni of Ife’s first official trip to the United States slated for June.
According to PerSecondNews.Com, the 15-day visit will take the Ooni, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, to New-York, Atlanta, Maryland, Arkansas and Chicago.
The Royal father will touch down at New Jersey with a Grand celebratory welcome on June 11 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event is slated to host an Odunde Festival on June 12 in Philadelphia.
New York will host Oba Ogunwusi on June 13 while Maryland will present him with an award and facilitate an economic summit on June 15-16, 2016.
The Ooni will visit Oyotunji Village, the site of an authentic Yoruba African village, from June 17 – 18TH organized by Chief Lookman Ojora-Arounfale.
Next stop will be the City of Mobile, Alabama June 20th – 22th, where he will meet with governmental dignitaries, members of the Alabama Benin Forum, Dr. Sharon Ingram, Chairman of the Forum is overseeing the 3 days of activities including a spectacular “Dining with the King” dinner featuring musical expressions and a theatrical presentation.
According to the organiser, Prince Ayotunde Adebayo Isadipe, Atlanta will receive His Imperial Majesty, Oba Ogunwusi from June 23rd – June 25th.
The Atlanta planning committee is comprised of Brenda Morant, Director of the Atlanta Itinerary, President/CEO, International Women’s Think Tank and Dr. Babs Onabanjo, President/CEO: A. D. King Foundation, Inc.
The committee has organized events that include; a reception at the Atlanta Airport and Atlanta City Hall, Chambers of Commerce, Tour of historical sites, The Capitol, Human & Civil Rights Museum, The King Center, an Economic Development Summit, a gala: Celebration of Royalty and more. Atlanta updates will be given as itinerary is firmed with times and locations.
The journey will continue with a visit to Little Rock, Arkansas from June 26th to the 28th. The organiser of the Arkansas event is Her Royal Highness, Princess Moradeun Ogunlana. Chicago will be the final city to receive Ooni between June 29th and 30th.