Currently in California, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye travelled alone.
Though a large number of his aides went with him, he went without a
Unknown to many women, the handsome king is still single. He has been
single since his former wife, Queen Wuraola left him in July 2017.
Though his sisters—Adesola, Folashade and Adebimpe—tried to fill in
the gap by attending social events with him, they have withdrawn their
appearances since they were scandalised by the media as one of the
reasons for the crash of the monarch’s marriage to Wuraola Otiti.
Now, he travels with his large entourage but without a queen.
This is strange because the tradition of monarchy kicks against a king not having a queen.
Many women have been touted to be the next queen after Wuraola but
none seems to have passed the test of emerging a royal queen that would
satisfy the bossom of the handsome king.
So, who will be the next queen of Ife kingdom?
Many are agitating that Oba Ogunwusi should go back to his first
love—Adebukunola— but it seems she has been rejected by the King’s
father, Prince Aderopo Ogunwusi, for her sheer disregard for the throne.
The first marriage of the Ooni to Adebukola nee Bombata was troubled
before he was installed king but they had to patch things up for the
It later crumbled; she left the palace and headed for London.
With the crash of his first marriage to Bukola in 2015 and his union
with Olori Wuraola hitting the rocks in July 2017, many waited with
bated breath who the king would announce as Queen.
This act of a king not having a queen, KALH gathered, is giving high
chiefs in Ile Ife, sleepless nights and the search is on for a
“The king cannot afford another flaw in his marriage again, therefore
the search for a proper queen is on. Though some ladies have been seen
coming to the palace, none of them seems qualified because His Highness
travelled without any of the ladies. It is expected that the one who
travels to California with him would emerge queen but none of them went
with him. That means he has not found a suitable queen,” palace sources
Meanwhile, the Ooni is having a great time abroad.
Source: Kemi Ashefon