- Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has adopted 17-year-old Samuel who drew his portraits and tagged him on Twitter
- The king also gave a full scholarship to him that will cover his education to the university level
- To ensure that he is not jobless after his education, the Ooni said he would employ him
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Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has adopted as his own a 17-year-old boy who drew his portrait in pencil.
Briefly.co.za gathered that in a post he made on Thursday, 26 June, 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.
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The monarch added that if people work together irrespective of their social status, there will be access to 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 success in life.
Oba Adeyeye said that he would continue to render such help to those who need it whenever he comes across them.
More proof that there really are saints in the world.
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