The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has celebrated the birthday of one of his daughters, Princess Adéwámiwá.
The monarch took to his official Instagram page to share a lovely photo of himself and the celebrant, accompanied by a heartfelt message.
The proud father showered her 16 year old daughter with prayers from the depth of his heart, praying she will be preserved and live long to do great things in comfort.
The birthday message written in Yoruba dialect is roughly translated thus: Ọló̩jó̩ ìbí, Adéwámiwá ọmọ Ọò̩nirìṣà, olóríire ọmọ, ẹlé̩yinjú àánú, mo dúpé̩ l’ọ́wó̩ Olódùmarè fún ìgbésí ayé ẹ, láti ọjọ́ tí o ti dé ayé, títí di àkókò yí.
God will preserve you for us, you will live long, you will spend your time in comfort, you are 16 years old today, God will preserve your life for me, you will live and do great things in comfort. So you will be there!!
Lots of Love from Daddy
The post attracted several comments from well-wishers and fans of the monarch, who also joined in celebrating the princess on her special day.