Yoruba’s most powerful monarch, the Ooni of Ife has seemingly reacted to the news of his alleged new wife.
Hours ago, News filtered that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, had reportedly gotten over his estranged wife, prophetess Naomi Ogunwusi, and had taken a new wife.
According to the reports making rounds online, the Ife royal is set to tie the knot with Mariam Anako, an Oil and Gas executive. Kemi Ashefon disclosed that Ooni’s alleged new wife had vowed to be the monarch’s last wife.
Mariam Anako who works in NestOlil is a native of the Ebira ethnic group in Kogi State. She is said to have been of immense help to the Ooni and this must have endeared her to him.
Netizens who reacted to this development were not shocked by the King’s new move. Although Ooni has yet to make an official statement regarding this, the report claimed the new wife has yet to enter the palace.
Hours after the news broke, We did a recheck on the source of the news IG page and noticed that the Ife monarch had confirmed the news making rounds. The Ooni liked the post which indirectly meant the rumors were true.
According to reports we recall that the ex-wife of the monarch, Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi broke up with the monarch in 2021. In a statement released on her Instagram page, Olori Naomi announced her crashed marriage.
In a lengthy post, Olori Naomi stated that she will no longer be enslaved and will now be only addressed as her son’s mother and no longer the Ooni of Ife’s Queen.