The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has taken a new queen named Olori Opeoluwa Elizabeth Akinmuda, making her his seventh wife.
The monarch who married his 6th wife in October 2022 has found love yet again.
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According to reports from City People, the palace sent out invitations to relatives and dignitaries for the wedding thanksgiving service and reception of the new Queen, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
Ooni of Ife and Olori Opeoluwa Akinmuda
The ceremony will be preceded by the traditional entry of the Queen into the ancient and revered Ife Oodua Palace of Ile-Ife this Thursday.
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Although no photos of the wedding have been circulated online, the marriage reportedly took place on the 10th on May.
As of the time of filing this report, Ooni is yet to make an official statement on his social media pages.
Recall that the monarch previously separated from two of his wives, namely Olori Zainab and Olori Naomi.
Queen Naomi’s dramatic exit from the Ife palace in 2021 led her to share details on her Instagram about why she left the place and renounced her position as royalty.
However, she sparked speculation that the King has a dual personality and is not what he portrayed himself to be on the outside. She said in part:
“I did my best to endure and make it work; many times, I smiled through the struggle, but I finally realised I had just one assignment, my son, and when God is done, He is done. He chose Saul to be king, and when He was done, He told the prophet Samuel I have moved on.
Religion was never an issue between us; please refer to my interview on News Central TV. Instead, His Majesty has a picture he would love the world to see and perceive him as and another one which is his true self.”