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Ile Ife continues celebration of Ooni’s marriage to Queen Morenike


Celebrations continue in Ile Ife a day after the Oni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, unveiled his new wife, Queen Morenike Naomi Oluwaseyi.

Dignataries from across the country stream into Ife to felicitate with the Ooni and the people of the town.

The new Queen, 25, a prophetess, is the Founder/President of En-Heralds, an interdenominational ministry based in Akure, Ondo state.

She started public ministry at the age of eighteen and became a full time evangelist in October 2011.

The monarch, who made the announcement through his social media platforms, praised her for her beauty, uniqueness and royal qualities and most especially, the fear of God she has.

He stated: “I waited patiently upon the Almighty the King of kings, he eventually did it in the midst of many trials.

“Shilekunola, Moronke, Naomi; the greatest Arsenal you can apply on this highly revered throne with many rules and regulations in the midst of undiluted tradition, heritage and culture is the “Fear Of God In You”, which is the beginning of your wisdom on this throne of Oduduwa.

“You are welcome home my beautiful and adorable queen.’’

Queen Morenike Naomi Oluwaseyi

Oba Ogunwusi was previously married to Queen Zaynab Otiti-Obanor.

Queen Zaynab confirmed the end of her 17 month old marriage to the monarch with an official statement on her instagram handle.

Her post partly read, “What I can confirm is that the Ooni and I are no more. I inhale love and exhale gratitude. My journey continues as a humanitarian aiding women and victims of domestic violence & abuse with the United Nations. 

Meanwhile, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwunsi Ojaja II, has dissociated himself from the activities of a group called “Ooni Outreach Foundation”.

Ooni distanced himself from the group described as “faceless’’ in a statement by the Director of Media and Public Affairs his palace, Mr Moses Olafare, on Friday, in Ile-Ife.

Olafare said the disclaimer became necessary due to reports the palace received on fraudulent activities of unscrupulous individuals who had been swindling the public under the guise of representing the Arole Oodua.

He said the royal father had no link with with “Ooni Outreach Foundation” or any other group claiming to be raising funds to care for the needy.

The palace spokesman listed authentic associations belonging to the Ooni’s palace as “House of Oduduwa Foundation” and “Hopes Alive Initiative (HAI)”.

He advised the public to verify from the palace any claim made by any other outfit beside the listed two before giving out donations.

Olaife gave “Instagram: @ooniadimulaife; Twitter: @ooniadimulaife; Facebook: Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi – Ojaja II (@ooniadimulaife) as social media platforms personal to the Ooni.

He cautioned against “nefarious antics and evil machinations always deployed by sacrilegious criminals, especially through social media platforms which they have created to dupe people.”