‘His Imperial Majesty Has Arrived’ — Nigerian King Visits Silicon Valley
On a clear, cool and beautiful Monday morning at San Francisco International Airport, a figure emerged from the baggage claim. Dressed in traditional Yoruba attire and surrounded by servants destined to remain by his side for the remainder of his life, his official announcer declared: “His Imperial Majesty has arrived!” He shouted loud enough that passengers made no mistake that Nigerian royalty has arrived, and what followed was pure pandemonium. Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II is the 51st Monarch and Ooni of Ife. This title is reserved for the King of some 50 million Yoruba Nigerians. While there were plenty of fanfare for the arrival of the King to the Bay Area, it was clear he had one thing on his mind — business.