The revered monarch by this replaces the inaugural board Chairman, Ambassador Segun Olusola, OFR, a former Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, who passed in 2012. Ambassador Olusola held the position for three years. The President of the awards and the CEO of In-House Entertainment Limited, Ambassador Ayo George could not hide his joy in reaction to the monarch’s gesture. He said ‘His Imperial Majesty has been a father to our organization since meeting him, his drive for youth development programs across the country is almost unbelievable. His deep seated belief in the abilities of young Africans is what baffles us most times. His Imperial Majesty has always been a supporter of any course that seeks to advance Peace, Togetherness, women and youth development, and quality leadership. You can expect a very outstanding event going by the quality of the board members and the award winners across Africa. We also have on board the Vice-Chairman, Ambassador MorounRanti Ashabi Alebiosu, a marketing communications expert and Ambassador of Ile Ife Kingdom, Mr. Dayo Israel the African Regional Director of Commonwealth Africa Initiative, Mr. Kayode Makinde; an accomplished Banker and administrator, he concluded.
In-House Entertainment Limited, Organizers of the prestigious continental awards; African Icon Awards have announced His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife as the Chairman, Board of Governing Council. The acceptance was contained in a letter from the Royal Court, through His Majesty’s Chief Press Secretary, Comrade Moses Olafare.