Stella Dimoko OONI Of Ife Signs MOU On Education Scholarship With Oxford University


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Saturday, December 02, 2017

OONI Of Ife Signs MOU On Education Scholarship With Oxford University

The Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has signed a Scholarship Memorandum Of Understanding with the University of Oxford to enable him assist students in the study of African studies. 

Ooni Ogunwusi who was hosted by the University's Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr Robert Easton on Monday 27th November, 2017 signed the scholarship agreement in partnership with the University's African Studies Centre ASC saying it is a dream come true.

Presenting the Spiritual leader of Yoruba race worldwide to the Oxford University management team led by the Pro-Vice Chancellor, the Director of African Studies Centre, Professor Wale Adebanwi said the scholarship is for the Postgraduate students in Africa studies. He declared Ooni Ogunwusi as the first African leader to be so honoured by Oxford, describing him as the messiah sent by God to revitalize the dying African Culture and tradition.

The Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr Robert Easton expressed optimizm that the number number of Nigerian students in Oxford will increase with the Ooni Ogunwusi/Oxford MSc Scholarship Scheme.

He commended the highly revered monarch for his pragmatic approach to ensuring a better society for the Africans and the mankind, saying the University is motivated by Ooni to continue welcoming more Nigerians into the school.

Ooni in his speech thanked the Oxford University for the appointment of a Nigerian from the State of Osun as the first African to head the African Studies Centre of the prestigious University.

He called Professor Wale Adebanwi his good subject and a great son of Africa who is worthy of the position, saying Africans should tell the African stories.

The Birmingham City University also had earlier on Friday 24th 2017 announced a plan to establish partial scholarships for Yoruba students in honour of the king, saying the University has a long a d proud history with Nigeria.

The Vice-Chancellor of Birmingham City University, Professor Philip Plowden who stated this during a programme organized for the king was corroborated by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands in UK, Dr Beverly Lindsay

Dr Lindsay said that the turnout of the African students to welcome the Ooni to the University attests to the acceptability of continent of Africa to the great University. She urged Ooni to see the entire Commonwealth family as his constituency.

Responding, Ooni Ogunwusi said he remains very proud of African cultural heritage and promised not to relent in showcasing to the world. He thanked the Birmingham City University for honouring him and urged the Nigerian students led by their president, Damilola Adebambo to return home after their studies to contribute to the progress of the country.


  1. Thank you Oonirisa. You can't become compared to no one. Long live!

  2. This is what i call a leader someone who uses his position to push his country men forward positively...what are the kings in the eastern Nigeria doing?


    1. Thanks for airing my thoughts. Where do I send your kisses? Pu**y? Nah?!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  3. Oh lord we pray for more of this type of leaders in Nigeria. Amen. πŸ™

  4. My love for this just increased
    God bless him.

  5. that so great. i really hope poor brilliant student will benefit from it.

  6. Long live the king!
    The giant of Africa.


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