culled from Kemi Ashefon
You cannot ignore them in a crowd. All gorgeously dressed up for any
event, especially Owambes, many admirers wondered how this trio cough
out huge sums of money in buying expensive clothes and jewellery.
But Adesola Ogunwusi-Olojede; Adebimpe Ogunwusi-Daodu and Folashade Ogunwusi-Fadairo are not as ‘rich’ as they dress.
Though siblings of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi,
these three sisters are beneficiaries of their brother’s largese—he pays
for everything worn by them.
Not only clothing them, the monarch is also responsible for other
aspects of their lives which include travels, parties and feeding!
“There is this woman who comes from London with exotic fabrics and
sells to the princesses. They choose all sorts of fabrics, headgears and
jewellery. They later refer the lace merchant to the king who now pays
for everything,” a source revealed.
The sisters who were contractors in their brother’s companies
especially the construction firm where they supply sand and other
materials needed, were all in the United States recently for the 40th
birthday of Adebimpe and not a few Nigerians were disturbed at some of
Born of same parents, the three sisters of the esteemed monarch live in
his mansion at the Victoria Garden City, Lagos including the husband of
Princess Folashade Fadairo, who is a manager in one of Ooni’s
hospitality businesses. He was once married to a society big girl before
dumping her and settling for Folashade. Whenever they are in Ile Ife,
they all live in the palace.
For Adebimpe Ogunwusi-Daodu, her marriage to Daodu crashed
irretrievably but the ex husband remains a personal aide of the king and
they all live in the palace at Ile Ife. Daodu and Adebimpe relocated
from Winnipeg in Canada when Oba Ogunwusi was installed as king.
Adesola Ogunwusi-Olojede, the prettiest of them all was once married
to a pastor, had a child but got divorced a few years back. She had her
45th birthday earlier in the year.
Now a known fact that the royal marriage between Oba Ogunwusi and
Olori Wuraola has crashed irretrievably, the three sisters who allegedly
conspired to get another beautiful wife for the king, were said to be
masterminds of the break-up.
Though Olori Wuraola was said to have stopped speaking to all of them
including the Ooni before she finally had her belongings removed from
the palace on August 19, 2017, the conspiracy of the three princesses
saw to the end of the marriage which was contracted in Benin in March
According to sources close to the sisters, they never liked the estranged wife of the monarch.
“She came in a very wealthy queen who knew the high and mighty in the
society. Wuraola was a big girl before she married the king and a power
dresser who loves luxury items. Of course a bit of pride was exhibited
when she (Wuraola) discovered that her class was more than theirs
(Ogunwusi’s sisters). Then, the competition on who gets the attention of
the king kicked off. The sisters who were living off the king were not
too comfortable with Wuraola’s personality. They succeeded in painting
her bad before her husband, their father (Prince Ropo Ogunwusi) other
members of the family and got an Abeokuta-born lady, Bolanle to be
Ooni’s wife,” the source said.
With the end of the royal wedding, its been a roller-coaster ride for
the three princesses in the palace, who are doing all things possible
for the king to consummate his romance with Bolanle.
When will another wedding take place? Time will time.