The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, is to grace the maiden edition of the Yoruba Cultural Heritage Festival holding in Chicago, United States of America.
He would be the royal father at the event scheduled to hold in September.
The Yoruba Cultural Ambassador, Chief Lekan Alabi, made this known on Saturday when he visited the palace of the Ooni at Ile Ife, Osun State.
Alabi disclosed that the Ooni had chosen September 6 to 9 for the event.
The coordinator of the event, Mr. Wole Duro-Ladipo who expressed joy at the decision of Ooni to attend the event said Nigerians in Chicago could not wait to see the Ooni.
His words: “We were clamouring that the Ooni should come and we are delighted that he had agreed to be with us from September 6 to September 9.
“Nigerians in Chicago, including the Mayor of Chicago, University of Chicago and Nigerians in United Kingdom are eagerly waiting to receive our revered Royal Father.”