The palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has come out to react to the news shared by Queen Naomi that she has separated from the monarch. The palace recently revealed that the news is untrue, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to the Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, this isn’t the first time such rumours would be peddled, and it shouldn’t be taken seriously.
His words, “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.”
Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, is a Nigerian monarch. He is the 51st and current traditional ruler, or Ooni, of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife. He was proclaimed as Ooni in 2015, holding the regnal name Ojaja II succeeding the deceased Oba Okunade Sijuwade.
He started his elementary education at Subuola Memorial Nursery and Primary School, Ibadan and Ibadan District Council, Akobo, Ibadan. He then proceeded to Loyola College, Ibadan and later to St. Peters Secondary School, Ile-Ife, where he received his secondary school certificate (SSCE). He graduated as an accountant from The Polytechnic, Ibadan.
Oba Ogunwusi was born on 17 October 1974 to the family of Oluropo and Wuraola Ogunwusi of the Giesi Royal House, Agbedegbede Compound in the city of Ile-Ife.
It was said that his birth was predicted years before he was conceived, Hence, the name Enitan was given by his mother while his grandfather named him Adeyeye, which means ‘the crown befits the throne. He is the fifth child in a family of seven.
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