'Having you at 19 was tough’ — Ooni celebrates daughter on 28th birthday - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Monday, 18 October 2021

'Having you at 19 was tough’ — Ooni celebrates daughter on 28th birthday

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Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has taken to social media to celebrate Adeola, his daughter, on the occasion of her 28th birthday.

 
In a touching note via his Instagram page on Monday, the monarch described Adeola as his closest friend and great confidant.


“Profoundly, life taught me to exhibit an abundance measure of resilience, compassion, determination, and above all empathy which my daughter sought from me. We formed an unbroken bond, shared in our joy and challenges as my closest friend and great confidant,” he wrote.


“She is and will always be a huge blessing to me and life successes. I celebrate you, Princess Adeola Ogunwusi for being the epitome of my strength and dignity. Your tenacity, doggedness, and unshakable optimism to be the best in life are unarguably lifelong lessons that I cherish in you.”

 
The monarch also recounted his experience having Adeola at the age of 19, adding that parenting comes with challenges.


“Parenting can be a big dream with unique challenges. It’s never a game of squid. I have had my share of its beauty as a young father who was blessed with the most precious daughter at the age of 19,” he added.


“It was a huge responsibility for me, and I relied on a leap of faith and determination. The journey with my daughter, Princess Adeola was incredibly filled with uncertainty as a young father, nonetheless, I guided my heart with all diligence and girded my loins for all the challenges.”