I Remember The Day I Ironed, Burnt My Mother’s Best Dress –...

I Remember The Day I Ironed, Burnt My Mother’s Best Dress – Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

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...the Oonirisa...Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi...historically believed to be the head of all monarchs in Yorubaland...still humble...despite all...
...the Oonirisa...Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi...historically believed to be the head of all monarchs in Yorubaland...still humble...despite all...

“My late mother, Mrs Wuraola Ogunwusi perfectly molded me for the leadership role I am presently playing. As a child, she would send me on errands. I can remember the day she gave me her most valuable dress to iron. I plugged the pressing iron and went to play to come back and fulfill what she told me to do – not knowing the iron had become so hot that I got the dress burnt to the anger of my mother.

“She then told me ‘You will pay for this dearly, I will punish you well so you know what you have done every day. That was a dress I was saving in case the king requested to meet me’

“That phrase stuck in my brain. She had reserved a dress in case the king requested to meet her, this shows the recognition of kingship in Africa”

Credit: tribuneonlineng.com

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