Ooni of Ife allegedly set to wed seventh wife, Rekiat
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, seems not to be satisfied with his six wives as he is allegedly set to pick another wife.
Words on the streets has is that the Ife monarch has concluded plans to marry another woman, Rekiat.
According to reports making rounds, the new wife of the monarch has a controversial past as she was a hook up girl in Missouri, USA.
The lovebirds reportedly held their introduction yesterday, Tuesday, January 10 in a low-key ceremony.
As we await further details about the incoming Queen, Kemi Filani reported months back that the Ooni had opened up on marrying several wives.
Ooni speaks on marrying several women
Following his divorce from Prophetess Naomi Silekunola, the Ooni surprised many when he married six wives within the space of three months.
It all started when the Ooni of Ife welcomed an Ebira-born queen, Mariam Anako to his Ile Ife palace in September 2022—nine months after Prophetess Seyi Naomi announced on Instagram her decision to divorce him. After welcoming Mariam, he had since gone to marry six other women in a space of three weeks.
The monarch wedded Mariam Anako and Dr. Elizabeth Akinmuda in September.
In October, he married Queen Tobi Phillips, Queen Ashley, and Queen Ronke Ademiluyi.
Princess Temitope Adesegun is his sixth wife and was set to marry a seventh wife.
The Ooni while marking his 48th birthday and seventh coronation anniversary, had clarified why he married Mariam Anako and the others.
The Ooni explained that he tried making some changes but he couldn’t. Maybe referring to his decision to keep to only one queen and have concubines, the monarch said of the traditional heritage of Ile Ife, “This institution is bigger than me, beyond me. People in this palace are more than 800, they are close to a thousand.
There are some people who have been living in this palace for more than 60 years, while some have lived here for more than 80 years old. Some people are over 100 years old in this palace.
If I had my way, I tried to challenge it but it blew in my face but thank God I’m still alive. It’s an institution that is rich in heritage, culture, and tradition.”