The year 2008 was an exciting as well as challenging time for me. After 23 years of absence from my community- Emure Ekiti Kingdom, a Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, West Africa; my cousin -Oba Emmanuel Adebayo (now my royal father) was crowned the new King in February of that year.
Because of the relationship he has with my father and the great news about the excitement of the whole community, it was indeed a privilege to be a part of this great and unprecedented occasion.
On this page, I share with you a part of the wonderful celebration. Not only did I get to experience an occasion which I may never again partake of in my life time; it was indeed restoration for me too, as their princess. It was amazing to see people I had left behind several years ago welcome me with warm open arms.
In addition, I was made to understand the gravity of responsibility being a true African princess is and the mantle I now carry all over the world. With this, I welcome everyone to this webpage.
Thank you for taking the time to share this experience with me.
Princess Fumi ushered into the palace compound by police officers and traditional drummers... quite overwhelming.
Princess Fumi at the king's chamber's waiting to speak with the King before the ceremony
His Royal Majesty King Emmanuel Adebayo & Queen Officially introduced to the People.
The traditional event-- king's coronation continues
Princess Fumi... heritage renewed.
Prince Theo & Princess Eunice Ogunleye (my parents) preparing for the event of a lifetime
Princess Fumi welcomed into the royal palace by drummers and dancers for the first time in 23 years!