Ife is known as the heritage of the Yoruba Kingdom. In Yorubaland, it is believed that kings do not die but ascend to heaven to meet God thus final resting places of Yoruba kings used to be shrouded in secrecy.
This exclusive is coming from naij.com. They learnt that there has been 50 past OONI’s but only 4 burial sites are known.
First is Ooni Adelekan Sijuwade Olubuse 1
“He reigned from 1894-1910. He was the first Ooni to have travelled out of his Ife domain to Lagos and this made all Yoruba obas, on his way to Lagos, vacate their stool as he passed through their towns. While in Lagos even the colonial masters dared not look him in the eye. ”
The next King is Ooni Adekola Ajagunlawarika
Ooni Adesoji Aderemi