The palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has described the news shared by Olori Naomi that she has separated from the monarch as untrue.
Recall that social media was in a frenzy when Queen Naomi took to her Instagram earlier today to announce that she is no longer the Queen of Ife as she is ready to let go.
“Today I announce the beginning of a new dawn and the close of a chapter. Today, I am a mother to God’s unique gift. I am no longer a slave to my thoughts of perfection. I, at this moment, announce that I shall no longer be referred to as wife to the Ooni of Ife or as Queen of Ile-Ife but as the Queen of the people and mother of my adorable Prince,”
her statement read in part.
However, in a swift reaction, the Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare in an interview with Vanguard, said
”This is not the first time such rumours had been peddled. There was a time it was reported that she left the palace and the next thing, she gave birth. So, the story is not true and it should not be taken seriously.”
Earlier today, Queen Naomi took to her Instagram to announce her separation from the monarch.
Mixed reactions trailed the post as many wished the Queen would return to the palace while others wished her well for summoning the courage to speak up and walk away.
A new report emerged online by controversial self-acclaimed Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olulonyo that it has been predicted that the current Ooni cannot survive with one wife.
Kemi Olulonyo further references the previous monarchs of the Ife Kingdom, Sijuwade and Aderemi, stating there was no “nonsense as monogamy in the palace”.
Kemi, in her post, revealed that the Queen is not ready for polygamy, stating clearly that the Ife Kingdom can only survive on that. She wrote:
“My king Alaafin of Oyo empire has plenty of wives, old and young, triplets and twins in the palace. The Ife oracle has predicted that Enitan cannot survive with one wife. He must have multiple wives.
The divorced queens cannot stand that. Wake up people and don’t tell me Yoruba history. Ife was part of Oyo state. I personally don’t recognize Osun. Olori Afolashade Ashley and is an entrepreneur and an accountant.
The new queen runs a non-profit organization known as Ashley Adegoke Foundation. There is no such nonsense as monogamy in the palace. That’s the scam part of marriage. Wanna marry a King, get ready for other queens.
Go explore the lives of Sijuwade and Aderemi mornachy in Ife. Enitan also had a daughter at 19yo with a baby mama. He is a King and must have many wives.”