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Ooni of Ife takes beautiful 25-year-old evangelist as wife, Nigerians react





In the African tradition, the position of the Oba is a very important one, so is that of his bride. Many traditional kingdoms have prospered due to the kings having good and powerful wives beside them.

In Yoruba land, a king without a wife loses honour and respect and that means the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, cannot stay too long without a queen to be by his side in his palace.

The Ooni became single again after his estranged queen, Olori Wuraola, took to social media, Instagram, to announce the dissolution of their traditionally contracted marriage in August 2017.

Their union lasted 17 months and it produced no child. Shortly after she announced the break up of their marriage, Olori Wuraola reverted back to her maiden name, Zaynab Otiti Obanor.

It is no longer news that the Oba, who just celebrated his 44th birthday, has taken a 25-year-old prophetess, Shilekunola Oluwaseyi Naomi, as his new Olori.

According to reports, the traditional ceremony was held on October 18, 2018, as family members and well-wishers gathered at the palace to witness the event.

However, the news of the union between a very powerful traditional ruler and an evangelist has stirred a lot of reactions from some Nigerians, and they have taken to social media to express themselves.

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Some people questioned the fact that a lady who claims to be a prophetess would be okay with marrying a traditional ruler as his third wife, while others are of the opinion that her case is like that of Esther in the bible and that perhaps it is God's plan.

A few other people were only concerned about the beauty of the new queen.

See some interesting reactions below:

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