Ooni Of Ife Adopts 17yr Old Boy Who Drew Him, Gives Him Full Scholarship

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has adopted as his own a 17-year-old boy who artistically drew his portrait with just a pencil, Legit reports. In a post he made on Thursday, June 26, the monarch said that he would pay the boy’s tuition fee up to the university level and give him a job when he graduates. “I got tagged on Twitter a few months back from a young man who made a brilliant pencil drawing of myself, in my appreciation for his art I invited him to my palace,” Ooni said.

The monarch added that it is a fact that if all work together irrespective of their social status, there will be access to socio-economic opportunities for all. Ooni of Ife said when he met Samuel’s mother, a corn seller, she demonstrated an “incredible heart of motherhood”. He said helping the artist is part of his plan to help young Nigerians in achieving great heights in life.

Oba Adeyeye said that he would continue to render such help to those who need it whenever he comes across them.

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