Ooni of Ife Picks New Wife ! …Romances Adron Homes Boss’ Sister


Since the news of the breakup of the marriage of Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusito Miss Zynab Otiti-Obanor a.k.a. Olori Wuraola, the social scene has been busy with varying tales of how and why, and, even, when would the next marriage be.

The revered Ife king, after a long courtship, married Miss Obanor, a Benin princess, in a high-class society ceremony on Saturday, March 12th, 2016. It was the monarch’s second marriage, as he had his first marriage with Mrs. Adebukunola before he was picked for the ancient royal stool that same year. Unfortunately, the first marriage packed up soon after Oba Ogunwusi mounted the throne.

Just as speculated when Oba Ogunwusi married Miss Wuraola as well as when his marriage to Adebukunola crashed, different versions of tales also trailed his breakup with Wuraola.

However, all of those speculations have become history. There is a new story about the marital status of Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and it is authoritative.

A very reliable source has told Global Excellence magazine that Oba Ogunwusi has finalized plans to marry a new wife. The lucky queen-to-be, the source emphasized, is Yoruba and younger sister to a very good friend of the king, a top real estate player, Dr. Adetola Olaniyi Emmanuelking, the CEO of Adron Homes & Properties.

A dynamic and versatile corporate titan, the source informed Global Excellence magazine that, Dr. Emmanuelking actually coaxed Oba Ogunwusi to pick his queen in order to invalidate in time speculations that have been flying around regarding his marital life. Besides, the source quoted the king’s friend as counseling him that it is a cultural taboo for a king of Ooni’s stand to stay without a wife.

As a matter of fact, the source said, Dr. Emmanuelking wisely encouraged Oba Adeyeye to marry his younger sister in question whose identity was still kept under wrap.

Global Excellence magazine was told that, already, the king and the said queen-to-be are seeing each other. And a date would be fixed ‘soon’ for the royal nuptial which may be a toned-down version given the undue hype that trailed the monarch’s past conjugal experiences.

The source further regaled Global Excellence magazine of how enduring the friendship between Oba Ogunwusi and Dr. Emmanuelking has been.

In reciprocal, the source added, both men play the role of a pillar to one another, while the Adron Homes chairman freely extends moral and economic supports to the Palace.

“Their friendship is simply made in heaven. It is one relationship that is premised on an unrivaled source of mutual support, both emotional and instrumental,” the source stated, adding that the proposed marriage between Ooni and his friend’s sister would further boost their coveted relationship.

-Folorunsho Hamsat

Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi (left) and his bosom friend, Dr. Emmanuelking