Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and Olori Wuraola at a function (File photo)
The marriage between the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and now ex-wife formerly Olori Wuraola has crashed. The confirmation was made by Olori Wuraola who reverted to her maiden name Zaynab Otiti Obanor in a statement released today.
The marriage allegedly crashed largely because she is not Yoruba and because the Ooni's sisters wanted to turn her to their slave. It was learnt that the Ooni’s three sisters were the architects of the disaffection the Ooni had for Olori Wuraola.
The sisters- Princesses Folashade, Adeshola and Adebimpe– had allegedly encouraged their brother to take another wife. Others alleged that the inability of Wuraola to bear a child was the reason for the crash.
Here is Wuraola's official statement confirming the crash.
"We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity & nefarious behavior. The spreading of false information (through "sources" afraid to be identified) is the mark of cowards and a cover up for guilty parties to justify their horrific actions. There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and infertility- on my end.
What I can confirm, is that the Ooni and I are no more. I inhale love & exhale gratitude. My journey continues as a Humanitarian aiding women and victims of domestic violence & abuse with the United Nations. No matter how much time you've invested, no matter the use of media to silence & manipulate, no matter the circumstance, slander, embarrassment, threats and lies: Get out and seek immediate help!
The throne is sacred and the attempts to tarnish the name of a Queen, in defense or on behalf of a silent King makes all involved look terrible. Remain dignified in all you do. It's not the end of the world, but the start of a new chapter and you must turn the page with grace.
The world is watching.
As I bid adieu to this chapter, my wish to you all is to step into your lives - boldly & fearlessly, the way God intended and live not just by words, but through example. The best chapter in our lives is the one we are writing now. Thank you for your love and support.
With peace, love & light, - Her Highness, Zaynab Otiti Obanor."