His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, has stated that it is time for Africans to embrace their history and correct the erroneous perceptions held by outsiders, as well as the distortion of historical facts held by some foreign writers.
He argued that such measures are required to put an end to the activities of people who deliberately turn the facts about the history of the black race upside down.
The monarch made the remarks on Tuesday at the launch of Dr. Maureen Tamuno’s book, “Ile-Ife: Cradle of the World,” written by Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Jamaica and Belize.
He praised the author for her perseverance and efforts in correcting some historical errors.
The idea to write the book is not mine, it is that of Dr Maureen Tamuno and I only gave my blessing and support.
Works like this one are necessary to correct many errors being peddled about the black race. For instance, some people who have only got one dynasty are claiming to be older than Ile-Ife, which has three dynasties and is thousands of years old.
I am fulfilled and thankful to God for this project and book written by an Okrika princess who understands and values the importance of Ife to the black race and the world in general.
She is dogged and a goal-getter and went about to get a number of scholars and academics to commit to the project. Efforts like this one are to make our society better.