When kings grace occasions, they do so with their wives. It is believed, especially in Africa, that a kingâ€™s respect is incomplete when not flanked by his wife, and it is even more honorable for royalty to have them in their numbers.
But ever since Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has been paying homages to other kings and other important personalities in the country, he has always been seen alone, which is so unusual of a high profile king. Alaafin of Oyo does not grace occasions without two or three of his Oloris, so also other Yoruba kings, but not the case with Ooni of Ife.The travelling alone of Ooni of Ife has kept pundits suggesting that all is not well with the marriage of Oba Adeyeye and his now estranged wife, Adebunkola.
Sometimes ago, it should be recalled that we reported that the Oba was planning of taking a new wife that will serve the official traditional purpose of Olori because the relationship between him and Adebukola had been so strained even before his coronation, and Adebukola only attended the coronation to fulfill all righteousness.
In fact, those who noticed her during the coronation concluded that her countenance suggested a person who was not in tune with the occasion. It was reported that immediately after the coronation, Adebukola left the palace and has not returned ever since. It now seems the marriage has broken down beyond redemption
But Ooni is ready to let go of the pain of the ailing marriage and he is set to re marry to fill the vacant Olori seat. According to a reports, the king has found love in a diaspora lady called Wuraola Otiti Zynab Obanor. Â Wuraola is from Oluyare Compound, Iremo Quarters in Ile-Ife but originally hails from Benin City.