The beauty plus brain C.E.O of TellAfrica, Gbemisola Bisi-Taiwo pens a graceful birthday poem for H.I.M Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife and Chairman of TellAfrica Heritage and Sociocultural Initiative on his 45th birthday.
It is indeed graceful to be a king and to reach an enviable height.
…..to my very own; Olute Yayo!!!
Happy 45th Birthday Kabiyesi !!!
With you my king, it feels like a mountain top,
Many oceans will I cross to celebrate my very own,
Who can stand in the way of the Lord’s chosen?
Not a brick of wall, nor the wagging tongues can stop who the Lord has blessed.
Not a soul can stop me; from bowing to whom the Lord has ordained.
Alaka omo Apaara; the first among the equals,
The crown is incomplete without you my king.
Jigbinijigbini bi ate akun!
Why will I not shout?
Shout, at the mountain top……
That your kind is rare; my very own!
Just like an elephant; my king is big, strong and dependable,
Adeyeye is as fierce and confident as a lion when fighting for the just,
The wisdom of my very own Babatunde ranks high as that of Solomon; omo Wuraola is Dolphin like, sleek and full of intelligence.
Enitan is meek and humble as a dove
The peacock stands out among birds; just as Akande stands tall amidst his peers.
Ninu Oba alade; Okikiola gbayi la’wujo!
Who else deserves the honour?
Who else merits the praise?
Not a soul on earth!
Nor the angels in heaven!
Could match your majesty………….
My very own Arole Oduduwa,
Otiti arin ki’ile mi!
Let those who have ears hear
That today, on the mountain top……….
I celebrate my very own
The progenitor of the human race;
Ooni Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi.
Kabioosi, ogun odun oni;
gboin-gboin oke-oke gboin-gboin!
May you live longer than your forefathers (Ase).
Still on my bended knees from your last birthday;
Alase Orisa, se kin dide?
Here’s wishing that your best this new year shall be the least of years to come.
Oloomi…..Leyo, igba odun – odun kan ni o!