For over 24 hours, the news that started as a trickle via social media and blogsites, has now gathered momentum and evolved into a full blown news item with no statement as yet being released to debunk the story.
From all indication, it sadly looks like the marriage of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II to Queen Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi has crashed.
Thecapital.ng reports that Olori Wuraola was accused of many “unpublishable” things and lack of commitment to her marital vows.
The marriage had not yet produced any heirs for the Ooni although many believed the Olori was with child for the better part of the year.
Inside sources described the marriage as a sham, plagued by suspicion, hatred and devoid of love; they accused Olori of many unpublishable things and lack of commitment to her marital vows. Even as you read she is not on talking terms with her in-laws. The allegations are as wide as they are wild.
Olori Wuraola held sway within the palace and she had the world at her feet. Insiders claim she got her wishes at the snap of a finger and she literally ruled the royal household. Wherever the Ooni went, she was constantly by his side and she basked in the stratospheric adulation that came with being the apple of the Ooni’s eyes.
Unfortunately, things have changed and many within the palace now snigger and sneer at her for losing her position as the queen to one of the most powerful Monarchs in Africa.
Allegedly, many top personalities including former President Obasanjo, are rumoured to have advised the Ooni against marrying the Olori because of her colourful past but he chose to listen to the voice of the “oracle” who is said to have made the choice and picked Wuraola to be the wife of the Ooni.
Curiously, however, on arrival from a trip recently, Olori Wuraola scurried to the home of Obasanjo to intervene and probably urge her husband against his decision to end the marriage.
According to another source, Olori Wuraola and the Ooni didn’t court for long and didn’t really know themselves that well before getting married. And she went into the marriage with high expectations from the new Ooni but when those expectations were not met, she allegedly started to act up. “They have been having issues for many months now. But the Ooni finally knew his marriage to Wuraola was.
“They have been having issues for many months now. But the Ooni finally knew his marriage to Wuraola was nearing its end after they returned from London in March. While there, he suspected the Olori was not 100% loyal to him after he saw some text messages on her phone. I wish I could go into details of what he saw. Before then, she had done so many things, including traveling abroad to be by herself, and many other things that the Ooni was bitter about” the source continued.
According to what we gathered, after the Olori staged the walk against domestic violence in Lagos in July, the Ooni told a few friends that his marriage to the Olori was over but it wasn’t until about two weeks ago that he informed her family that he no longer wanted the marraige and asked the Olori to leave.
Asked how the royal couple could have been having marital issues as far back as March 2017 when the Ooni sent out a loving birthday shout out to the Olori in April? The source laughed and said “Everyone who knows the Ooni knows he would never write that kind of message publicly. We know him. He himself was surprised to see the message online on her birthday but didn’t react not to embarrass her. The Olori wrote the message herself and posted it on his IG page. I can assure you that message was not from the Ooni”
The message read “Happy birthday to my beautiful wife, my queen. I pray on this day you continue to increase in strength, grace and wisdom. I love you very much”
When the source was asked if they thought the marriage could be saved, he said no! “It’s final. He’s done with the marriage but don’t be surprised if there’s a media storm between them, especially from the Olori. She sent him a long scathing text message threatening fire and brimstone and called him unprintable names but the Ooni is not fazed. We expect him to get a new wife soon”
Meanwhile, it has also been reported that a new Queen has been picked for The Ooni of Ife, and she will be unveiled in a few weeks.
The unconfirmed news also alleged that the Palace is being renovated as the Ooni’s private bedroom has had new Jacuzzi and Bathtub installed with the dining area now spotting a new look
According to a source close to the palace, the new queen is of Yoruba origin. Olori Wuraola is Bini, from Edo state.
The new queen will be unveiled by the end of the month or sometime in September. The king of the Yoruba can not be a bachelor because it is a taboo according to Yoruba culture, the Reliable source confirmed.
Sources: Thecableng.com; Gberatv.com; informationng.com; PMnewsnigeria.com
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