The Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, has passed away at the age of 85. According to reports, the first-class king was said to have died around 5pm on Tuesday, 28th July 2015 in a London hospital.
Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, or Sijuade became the fiftieth traditional ruler or Ooni of Ife in 1980, taking the regnal name Olubuse II. He was crowned on 6 December 1980 in a ceremony attended by the Emir of Kano, Oba of Benin, Amayanabo of Opobo and Olu of Warri, as well as by representatives of the Queen of England. He’s survived by wife and children