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Ooni of Ife’s sister sweetly welcome his new wife as she gets officially declared as Ife Queen

Ooni of Ife's sister

Princess Adesola Ogunwusi Shoremekun, one of the siblings of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusu, has sweetly welcomed her new sister-in-law after she was officially declared as Ife’s Queen.

Kemi Filani reported that there was jubilation in Ife as Ooni finally wed his new wife, Mariam Anako, who is a descendant of Ebira in Kogi state.

Princess Adesola congratulated her brother on his wedding by sharing photos of the event online. She warmly welcomed his new wife, stating she is welcome into their family.

She wrote: Congratulations to baami Oonirisa and the entire Ogunwusi’s dynasty. Olori Mariam Ogunwusi you are welcome to our family.

Before this, Ooni’s director of media and public affairs, Otunba Olafare, welcomed the new queen with an official statement from the palace, which reads.


The Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife on Tuesday night formally received his new queen; Olori Mariam Ajibola Ogunwusi.

The new queen Ajibola ushered into the Ile Oodua Palace in Ile-Ife at about 8pm last night by her mother and other members of her family from Kogi and Kwara states was first received by members of Ife Traditional Council led by the Obalufe of Ife, Oba Idowu Adediwura and Lowa Adimula of Ife, High-Chief Adekola Adeyeye who after necessary traditional and spiritual rites performed by the Isoros(Chief priests)
presented to the Ogunwusi family and the husband.

Olori Mariam Ajibola Ogunwusi is a mixed blood as her late father hailed from Ebira ethnic part of Kogi state while her mother hails from Erin-Ile, an ancient Yoruba town in Kwara state.

Otunba Moses Olafare,
Director, Media & Public Affairs,
Ooni’s Palace.

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