‘I Was Devastated When We Couldn’t Get Married Due To Interference’ -Queen Tobi Phillips On How She Became The 3rd Wife Of Ooni Of Ife
Queen Tobi Phillips, the third wife of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has finally opened up on how she met and became one of the wives of the popular monarch.
In an interview with TVC ‘Your View’ on Thursday, December 15th, the beautiful queen revealed that she was devastated when she couldn’t get married to the Ooni because of some interference.
According to her, a mutual friend had introduced her to the Yoruba monarch, and their chemistry kicked off. However, the two couldn’t get married at that time because of many interference, which was quite devastating.
In what seems like a message to those who believe she is with the monarch for money, Olori Tobi stated that she had always told herself she was going to marry for love, hence, why she accepted to be the King’s third wife.
In addition, Olori Tobi stated that she saw some values in the monarch, which she has always wanted her future husband to have. She was quoted:
“Someone called me one day and said, ‘Do you want to get married?’ And he asked if I wanted to get married to the Ooni.
He introduced me to the Ooni. At first, I didn’t take it seriously because I was like, ‘what’s going on’.
Then we met and started dating, but there was so many interference and we didn’t get married. That was quite devastating.
I always promised myself that I will marry someone that I love. There are values that I love in a man and the Ooni has that.”
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Just days back, Olori Tobi, had recounted how she waited for 8 years before eventually getting to become Queen.
Sharing some beautiful photos of herself and the Royal father to mark the new month, Tobi Phillips disclosed that it had been quite a ride but God has been faithful.
“Happy New Month From His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi Ojaja Keji and Her Royal Majesty Queen Tobi Phillips-Ogunwusi.
It’s been quite a Ride, and we give God All The Glory and Adorations Because All Power Belongs to God Almighty.
For about 7-8years I consistently wished that @timidakolo would Sing the “Iyawo Mi” Song at my Wedding, and here we are.
Thank You So Much Kabiyesi Mi @ooniadimulaife for making it happen. E Pe Fun Wa L’ase Eledumare. Cheers To A New Life,”
Queen Tobi concluded.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi took delivery of his new wife on Sunday, October 9th. The monarch’s new wife was seen in traditional white attire as she received blessings from her family.
Though the Ooni wasn’t in sight, the King sent his guards, chief, and royal staff.
In 2018, the news made rounds that the Ooni was set to marry Tobi following his divorce from Olori Wuraola Zainab Otiti.
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According to sources close to Oba Ogunwusi, the king was in a very serious relationship with Tobi Phillips, who he started dating following his separation.
However the two couldn’t get married at the time, and he wedded Olori Naomi who eventually announced the end of their union last year December.