Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Saturday appeared to the waiting mammoth crowd with the historical and sacred Aare crown on his head which he wore for the first time since his enthronement late last year. The crown, which spiritually weighs over 70kg, is always worn once in a year by the Ooni during which major gods in the city are appeased.
The Aare is a special crown made of 151 items, part of which is cutlass and hoe. The crown is expected to be worn during the annual Olojo festival in the ancient city. The festival, which is believed to be a celebration of the creation of the first dawn, the first afternoon and the first night in creation of mankind, witnessed the presence of dignitaries, artists, traditional rulers and government officials. More photos below;