Contrary to rumours making the rounds in most media that the Ooni of
Ife, Oba Enitan Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi is planning to unveil a new
Olori in person of one Emmanuella Ropo, the Boss Newspapers can
authoritatively report that the revered monarch is not making any such
plans, more so, as the person involved is already a mother.
The act, according to palace source, is a taboo.
According to an exclusive source “
Ooni can’t marry any woman who has ever already had a baby for other man.
The source revealed that contrary to Ife tradition, the woman in
question, Emmanuella, runs a kids related boutique and fun shop.
Investigations further revealed that whoever wants to be an Olori in Ife
kingdom must be a woman with no string of motherhood in any form.
Emmanuella, unfortunately is reported to be a mother, and has been in
more two amorous relationships.
However, unconfirmed reports have it that she’s personally interested in
having the monarch pronounce her a lover, but the Kabiesi doesn’t know
her in person, and sources from Ife have said that the picture being
paraded was just a privilege shot by itinerant phototakers – including
that of Emmanuella at a function in Lagos months back.
TheBoss learnt that the rumour is being peddled by some of her close
friends who has close relationship with her estranged lover, known
simply as Femi. It was said that they actually actually orchestrated the
scandal to frustrate Emmanuella’s future relationship after she
allegedly jilted him.
Palace source told TheBoss during the Olojo Festival that the way things
are at the moment, the monarch will unveil his Olori in no distant
time,and at the appropriate time, taking into consideration that once
beaten twice shy.