is no longer news that the Ooni of Ife, HRM Adeyeye Enitan
Ogunwusi’s marriage to beautiful Wuraola Zaynab Otiti (née O) has hit
the rocks, less than two years after it was contracted in an elaborate
have hurled accusations bordering on infidelity on Olori Wuraola and
also called her unprintable names.
estranged couple has revealed the real reason Olori Wuraola voluntarily
packed out of the palace, otherwise known as the House of Oduduwa.
Olori Wuraola had been victimised by some of Ooni’s family members due
largely to the fact that she is not Yoruba and because they wanted to
turn her to their slave.
bore the pains silently because she not only loves her husband but
respects the institution of marriage.
couldn’t stand the sight of another woman sharing the bed with her
husband, the source said, ‘‘Olori Wuraola is aware of the Yoruba
tradition that a king is allowed to marry more than one wife. It was
part of the orientation she was given before marriage. However, the
plot to bring her person down and relegate her in her marriage is what
she can’t stand. “
dismiss the allegation of infidelity against the Olori, said, “The
Yoruba cosmology and belief state that when a king is married to an
Olori, nobody else dares sleep with the Olori. Death is the
repercussion. If Olori is truly promiscuous, why is she still alive or
why is it that none of the men who had allegedly slept with her has
married this Olori he has chased away two women in his life. This shows
that the problem is not from Olori Wuraola, but from the Kabiyesi
immediately moved to Lagos recently, while planning to relocate to
Abuja to start a new life soon.
Wuraola had all the while been suffering in silence. She was said to
have been abandoned most of the time by the King. In fact, she never
enjoyed the marriage for a day, she kept wondering what actually led
her into the marriage in the first instance. It was that terrible”
millionaire and a successful businesswoman before she got married to the
first-class monarch, was said to have supported the Oba in so many
beautiful Benin born from the very first day she set her feet in the
palace. And they didn’t pretend, they showed it to her. But she
didn’t get the signal,’’ the source revealed.
the Ooni’s sisters had been in any blissful marriage. “Princess
Folashade is married to an American returnee, who has a wife and kids in
the United States. Princess Adeshola broke up with her Pastor husband
for un-publishable reasons. Adebimpe, at 40, also left her husband,
Dawudu, who still works in the Ooni’s palace,” said the source.