Ooni of Ife denies marriage crash, keeps mum on ‘new Yoruba wife’

THE OONI OF IFE, OBA ADEYEYE OGUNWUSI, OJAJA II AND HIS NEW WIFE, PRINCESS WURAOLA OGUNWUSI, DURING THE THANKSGIVING 

SERVICE OF THEIR TRADITIONAL WEDDING, AT THE ROYAL COURT OF IFE PALACE, ENUWA SQUARE, ILE-IFE ON SUNDAY(13/3/16). 
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THE OONI OF IFE, OBA ADEYEYE OGUNWUSI, OJAJA II AND HIS NEW WIFE, PRINCESS WURAOLA OGUNWUSI, DURING THE THANKSGIVING SERVICE OF THEIR TRADITIONAL WEDDING, AT THE ROYAL COURT OF IFE PALACE, ENUWA SQUARE, ILE-IFE ON SUNDAY(13/3/16). 2265/13/3/2016/EDA/DKO/NAN

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has dismissed rumours that his marriage has crashed.

Amidst growing concerns on the state of his 17-month-old marriage to Olori Wuraola, the Ooni said he and his wife are happily living together in the palace.

There were online reports on Monday that the marriage had crashed.

The monarch has now denied the reports and claims.

“There is no truth to the news, it is unimaginable,” the Ooni said through his media aide, Abraham Adedeji.

“We would issue a statement on the matter soon. The palace is not interested in this rumour as there are lots of positive activities happening every minute so we don’t have time to respond to such noise being created by nonentities,” the media aide reiterated.

“We are deeply disturbed by these rumours and there is absolutely no truth to these absurd claims of infidelity and we vehemently deny them.

“Due to the nature of the allegations and the attempt to defame the character of the Queen and embarrass well-respected friends of our Palace, we have immediately employed legal counsel to investigate their origin to take necessary action against the perpetrators.

“Please be advised, that in this digital age, digital footprints can lead to your identification. We stand firmly together, in our commitment to our peace and the truth.”

Meanwhile, the palace spokesperson did not broach the issue of the monarch allegedly taking another wife, who is alleged to be Yoruba and also from a royal family.

The Abeokuta-born new queen is said to live in the personal house of the monarch and not the palace.


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  • Anonymous

    I knew from the beginning that this was a fake news. Yoruba kings, as far as I know, do not divorce their wives let alone this classy monarch, who is into uniting people of Yoruba land and beyond. They also said that the queen rushed to Baba Obasanjo to intervene. What for? The king has a father, he has an elder brother and three sisters, who love their brother’s wife dearly, there are other monarchs in Yoruba land, who the Olori could have ran to for intervention. Obas like; The Alake of Egbaland, ThenAwujale of Ijebuland, The Alafin of Oyo, The Osemoye of Ondo, who’s like a big brother to The Oonirisa, The Osinle Oke-ona Egba and of course, the Oba of Benin. Daddy Adeboye was there, she didn’t run to him, even the High Chiefs of Ife would have taken care of whatever it was, that these idiots falsely claimed happened.
    Yes, there’s civilization, yes, we have social media but please, don’t forget that there’s something called CULTURE in Yorubaland. Until the Chiefs and our Obas do something drastic to you evil bloggers, that you and the rest of the nonentities, that lack home trainings and respect for elders, will learn life long lessons. Give respect to whom it is due. ‘Nough said.

    N.B. The king knew that his wife was from Benin before he married her. For the information of the idiots that don’t know anything about the history of Yoruba and Benin, they’re all descendants of Oduduwa. Besides, Olori Wuraola was divinely chosen. Eat you yourselves out on that.

    • omnia1

      ZooNigeria is a study in contradiction – a so-called republican nation with more monarchs than all the official constitutional monarchies in the world COMBINED. A recipe for confusion, corruption and crisis.

      The Republic of India with much more ancient and established monarchies have done away with ALL OF THEM in order to move forward. The British abolished their multiple monarchies and retained only the highly reformed and tamed House of Windsor as a symbol of the nation.

      Once Biafra is attained I would love to see the complete removal of all the quasi-official roles of ezes, obis, igwes, etc, etc. Elected officials should take charge of their localities; traditional rulers should be purely internal custodians of culture, with no public roles.