The monarch’s wife, Queen Silekunola Naomi, has separated from, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife.
On Thursday, queen Naomi declared on Instagram, “I shall no longer be referred to as wife to the Ooni of Ife or as Queen of Ile Ife,” referring to herself as Queen of the People and mother of her son.
Naomi went on to accuse the monarch of hypocrisy, claiming that the Ooni’s public image is not representative of his true character.”
I bless the Lord almighty for His faithfulness in the last three years of my marriage,” she says in her post. It doesn’t matter how far you go in life.
Even if Satan tries to buffet me, I have this blessed assurance controlling all situations and saying to me, “It is well with my soul.” Everything is, without a doubt, fine.
I made my way into the ancient throne of Ife with faith in my heart and love for the keeper of the ancient throne of Ife.
“I never approached him with any kind of revelation, because many people assumed he contacted me first and then made his proposal public several months later.”
Many people incorrectly assumed that the marriage was pre-arranged.
I had no idea the prophetess had mentioned introducing me to him.
Instead, he introduced her to me after I agreed to marry him.
I was only being polite to him out of courtesy.
“Prior to Tadenikawo, I had never been pregnant; my son is my first pregnancy with medical documentation. My niece is a rumored daughter of mine.
I tried everything I could to endure and make it work; many times, I smiled through the struggle, but I eventually realized I only had one assignment, my son, and when God is done, He is done.
Today marks the start of a new day and the end of a chapter.
“I am now the mother of God’s one-of-a-kind gift.”
I’m no longer a prisoner of my perfectionist thoughts.
I am now declaring that I will no longer be known as the Ooni of Ife’s wife or the Queen of Ile-Ife,but as the Queen of the People and the mother of my adorable Prince. He is God’s way of saying, “I am aware of everything.”
“In situations like this, there will be people who are dissatisfied.
“am now pleading with all parties involved to allow God’s peace with the knowledge that we are separated by a lovely little boy.
I’d like to thank everyone who has prayed for me and my loved ones.
I continue to be committed to all of my projects, charitable work, and ministry.
This new season, I intend to focus my efforts,” Queen Naomi explained.
However, in an interview with Vanguard, Ooni’s spokesman, Moses Olafare, said the alleged divorce is a rumour, asking the public to disregard the claim.
“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.”