“Oba ti waja”, a popular Yoruba adage for late monarch is the viral word on the streets of the ancient city of Ile Ife, Osun State.
Alayeluwa ObaOkunade Sijuwade, the Ooni of Ife is dead.
According to sources at the palace, Sijuwade was flown out of Ibadan in an air ambulance to London last week when he suddenly slumped and become unconscious.
Though details is still sketchy, all we know now is that the monarch passed away in London UK yesterday at an undisclosed hospital.
Another report from Osogbo claims that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has just been briefed on Ooni’s sudden departure.
As we speak, supporters have flooded Ooni palace to mourn the death of the popular king.
More details to come shortly.
May his soul rest in peace (amen)