Sleep with Ooni’s ex-queen, die prematurely — Ifa Priest 

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An Ifa priest, Yemi Elebuibon, has declared that any man who sleeps with the estranged wife of the Ooni of Ife, Zaynab Otiti-Obanor, faces death.

The Ifa devotee also noted that the former queen must undergo some cleansing rituals with any man before they can become intimate. 

In addition, he said the cleansing process is necessary to enable the Olori to regain a normal life.

Mr. Elebuibon, who is also an actor, declared the consequence of a queen separating from a king in an interview with The Sun.

The former Ife queen popularly called Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi reverted to her maiden name in August after confirming that her marriage to the Ooni has broken down irretrievably.

While noting that Ooni would not be the first Yoruba Oba to be separated from his wife, Mr. Elebuibon said that marriage breakup is not very common among Yoruba Obas.

He said, “The wife of the Oba will be asked to consult Ifa and Ifa will give directions on how she will make the necessary atonement for her cleansing. In Yoruba tradition, a woman who has been married to a king cannot lay with any other man even if the marriage breaks up. But when the right atonements have been made, there won’t be any problem.”

On the kind of problems which an Oba’s ex-wife might encounter if she refuses to undergo the traditional cleansing rites, Mr. Elebuibon said: “For the woman, she might not really have a problem but for any man who sleeps with a queen or marries an ex-queen without the appropriate cleansing, the man may die prematurely, he may be struck with sickness or there might be retrogression in his life.”

He explained that if an ex-queen wants to remarry, she would have to do the cleansing with her new husband. 

”Both of them have to take part in the atonement procedures so that they won’t have any future problem. Any marriage she would be going into must not be elaborate. They should go far away and avoid any flamboyant wedding,” Elebuibon warned.

The Ooni got married to his now estranged Edo bride at an elaborate traditional marriage which held in Benin, the Edo State capital on March 16, 2016

 Wuraola, who is in her mid-30s, is from the Igun N’ Eromwon, a Benin bronze casters family.

The weeks of rumours and denials on the crash of the royal union between the revered monarch, and his beautiful wife, were put to rest on August 30, 2017 when the latter declared she was out of the marriage on Instagram.

The Ooni in a recent media statement said he would comment on the break-up at the appropriate time.


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  • Watch man

    “In Yoruba tradition, a woman who has been married to a king cannot lay with any other man even if the marriage breaks up.”
    But then the man is allowed to marry and sleep with another woman with Ifa turning the other eye? What a bondage!

  • Frank Bassey

    This is nonsense. The ex-queen is from Benin Kingdom; she knows what to do. It’s “cleansing” jam “cleansing”

  • JasV

    This ifa priest is indulging in self masturbation. O ndo rae nitan. Wuraola has already fired many times over.

  • Osborne

    So if Ooni sleeps with another woman what happens?

    • Sam

      The woman becomes a king,s concubine.

      • Tunmishe Oke

        hehehehehehe. Your answer wins the prize

    • Tunsj

      Good question!

  • Lanre

    Baba Ifa. The Benin people too have juju power o. Me I can’t laugh. Lol.

  • Lakeside

    This ifa priest is a clown. He is even against gender equality. A sexist old man. I rest my case.

  • dan arewa

    Superstitious liar

    • Gabriel Babalola

      Everyone should know that life is a warfare not a fanfare as many coast along with life. Look before you take your next step. Seek the guidance of the owner of life.

  • Zubby

    Whatever that was tied has to be untied, if you know you cannot stand the test keep clear. A warning is a warning. You do not apply medications made for the ears to the eyes. Some cultures and traditions are rooted in mysticisms and voodooism. There are powers that the ordinary man may not understand. The Bible says, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, against spiritiual wickedness in high places …”

    Therefore spiritual things are spiritually discerned, he that has ears let him hear. Let her come out from the door in which she entered the house. Make another man pikin no go die for another man whahala.

  • galaxy

    Baba, if not because of the respect i have for your person, i would have said you took ‘paya’. you want me to believe the same ifa oracle that said their marriage was ‘divine’, but turned out to be a 419 setup. I think we now have- just like nigeria as an entity- 419 ifa oracle. Everything is wrong with us in this country. Let the lady be please.

  • ACTION MAN

    Why African traditions and beliefs are failing and will continue to fail is because that were established on FEAR, THREATS, INJUSTICE and INTIMIDATION (OF THE WEAK, THE POOR AND THE LOWLY WITH WOMEN AS THEIR MAIN TARGET) rather than on REASON, FAIRNESS, JUSTICE AND EQUITY. Most funny they are afraid of TESTING THEIR VALIDITY OR POWER. for example there is a popular Rock shrine they say “you must not use the same path you get in to come back k. You must follow another way”. And I say what will happen if I come back through the same way? No answer except “you want try? You too dey argue”. And I say I want to go back the same way and they da “no no no, the chief priest will not allow”. I know that nothing will happen and they know so too. If they allow me go back, it means the ancient deceit and fear they have sold to the people will crash. I pity those who believe in such things. The promoters only take advantage. Let us Believe in God Almighty alone and all will be well with us. Amen.

  • Open mind

    God punish the useless IFA.
    The damn IFA was the same that purportedly chose the queen for the Ooni (the bastard IFA that can’t see beyond its nose).
    Barely two years after the marriage CRASHED.
    Now the Accursed IFA is now trying to chase men away from the queen with it lies again.
    If not that the Queen is not my type- both she and her husband are flirty -rather any interested person should propose and marry her NOTHING will happen.
    Yemi Elebuibon should go and throw those rotten beads it called IFA into river Niger.
    Mtschewww

  • Tunmishe Oke

    If it is true that the ex-queen had a spouse before the king, did they do a ritual too before the king could be intimate with her? By logic, what happens to the concubines and strange women that come in contact with these royals, do they also go and do rituals before they become intimate with others. I am just curious to know the “culture” better.

  • OakSprings

    They just want to punish the ex queen for breaking up with Ooni. I hope the Benin queen is equal to the task. After all, this was her second marriage. Probably there was no cleansing before getting hook to the Ooni.

  • Rosebud

    Ooni, e be like say body don stand dey find chop, you no fit sleep for night again ba? Ah pele! Oma se o! Na true talk dem talk “no sleep for the wicked!”. Whether you carry wonyosi sleep or cocoa butter, when body no chop wetin e dey find, wahala must follow. You see am so, had l known comes last.

  • Rev

    May God have mercy!

  • Bright Ezeh

    But I thought the queen was accused of cheating , guys please take note and gals you understand