Ooni of Ife embarks on historic trip to visit Google, Youtube, plans to watch a basketball game with Magic Johnson
The Ife palace has released a statement announcing that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, embarked on an historic trip to the United States of America.
Oba Ogunwusi embarked on the journey on Saturday, November 11, to get involved in series of activities organised by Hollywood African Prestigious Awards and Silicon Valley-ned in conjunction with the African Technology Foundation.
According to the statement, the Ooni is scheduled to begin the planned activities in California, on Monday, November 13, with a courtesy visit to the Senate office in Sacramento.
He would be available in Stanford University, Pablo Alto for oil & gas initiatives and he would also meet some key representatives of the prestigious university.
The Ooni would also be hosted by Silicon Valley and discuss the African Technology Foundation to promote the bridge between Nigeria and the Technology capital of the world, Silicon Valley. On his first day, the Oba would attend a dinner party at San Jose in California, where he will be hosted by Silicon Valley Capital Club.
Oba Ogunwusi would also visit the management of Google and YouTube at Mountain View in California.
The statement added that the Ooni was also invited to Staples Centre to watch a basketball game by Earvin Magic Johnson.
Magic Johnson is an American professional basketball legend and current president of Basketball Operations of the Los Angeles Lakers. Read statement below:
“The Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II will on Saturday embark on another historic trip to the State of California in USA to get involved in series of activities facilitated by the organizers of Hollywood African Prestigious Awards(HAPA) and Silicon VALLEY-NED in conjunction with the African Technology Foundation.
The Overall Head of the Oduduwa family worldwide is scheduled to begin his California activities on Monday 13th November 2017 with a courtesy visit to the CA Legislative Team at State Senate Office, Sacramento CA.
He thereafter moves to Stanford University, Pablo Alto CA for Oil & Gas Initiatives and meet some key representatives of IVY League Institution such As Stanford University to discuss opportunities for exchange international programs.
He will proceed to the 8th Technology wonder of the world, to be hosted by Silicon Valley – Nigerian Economic Development (SV-NED Inc.) & African Technology Foundation to promote the bridge between Nigeria and the Technology capital of the world, Silicon Valley. He is also scheduled to make a visit to Cisco (CSCO), IBM (IBM), Intel (INTC) and Tesla Motors (TSLA) for business discussions and a tour of the giant automobile manufacturing Plant located at Fremont CA.
The climax of the first day is a Dinner Party at San Jose CA where he will be hosted by Silicon Valley Capital Club while the second day of 14th November 2017 will witness the Ooni’s meetings with the management of Google & YouTube at Mountain View CA.
He thereafter goes to TBD at San Jose CA to hold talks with Intel, Microsoft, Cisco and some Information Technology Healthcare Investors before Departing to Los-Angeles CA for the Hollywood Awards and other activities starting with HAPA Business Roundtable With Royalty, Education Seminar and Workshop for students with the State of California on Wednesday 15th November 2017.
Furthermore, he will on same day be at the Staple Centre on the invitation of MR EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON Jr., the American professional basketball legend and current president of Basketball Operations of the Los Angeles Lakers, to watch the Los Angeles Lakers.
This will be followed by Dinner With The Kings And Music Awards Night slated for Thursday 16th 2017, while the Yoruba Indigenous Day with the African Community will take place on Friday 17th November 2017.
The Foremost African monarch will on Saturday 18th 2017 be honored with the Hollywood & African Prestigious Leadership Award alongside King Mswati III of Swaziland and King(Dr) Noble Odaifio Welentsi III from Ghana during the Hollywood African Awards Show holding at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California where he will be the Guest Speaker to speak on
“THE ERADICATION OF NEGATIVE IMAGES ASSOCIATED WITH AFRICA AND FORGOTTEN HISTORY”. Ooni who is the Co-chairman of the Traditional Rulers Council of Nigeria will play host to the crew of COMING TO AMERICA FILM to be led by the world famous actor, EDDIE MURPHY.
He will leave for United Kingdom on 20th November 2017 to attend The Phoenix Newspaper 7th Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation at the ICC, Birmingham, United Kingdom on 25th November, 2017.
As the spiritual leader and custodian of Yoruba race, he will be traveling with his full entourage and he is looking forward to visiting Birmingham City University and holding meetings with the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and the Mayor of West Midlands as well as meeting the Birmingham City Council International Team to forge a long – lasting partnership between the Kingdom of Ile – Ife and Birmingham City across Business, Investments, Education and Cultural Exchange. He returns to Nigeria from United Kingdom on 29th November 2017.
Signed ; Comrade Moses Olafare, Director, Media & Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace.” naij