Following recent rumours concerning her crashed marriage with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the former wife of the monarch, Olori Wuraola, has released an official statement on her Instagram page.
Queen Wuraola, who has now changed her name to Zainab on her social media accounts, confirmed in a post she shared on her Instagram handle that her 17 months marriage to the monarch is officially over but failed to give reasons for the breakup.
She had remained silent since the rumours broke in the social media but addressed it saying in her statement that her crashed marriage was not as a result of her infidelity.
“We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity and nefarious behaviour. The spreading of false information (through “sources” afraid to be identified), is the mark of cowards and a cover up for guilty parties to justify their horrific actions.
There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and infertility- on my end.
According to the queen, “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 and abuse with the United Nations.
No matter how much time you’ve invested, no matter the use of media to silence and manipulate, no matter the circumstance, slander, embarrassment, threats and lies:
Get out and seek immediate help!
Meanwhile, Dele Momodu, Ovation Magazine publisher, had earlier put up an Instagram post suggesting that there’s indeed a turmoil in the marriage of Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, and wife Wuraola Ogunwusi.
Momodu, on Wednesday, shared a picture of himself and the queen, with a caption that read: “Your Majesty. Thanks for the honour of pouring out your immediate and future plans to me.
“Thanks for vowing not to disrespect the revered throne of Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race. When marriages break up, it comes with painful stress and traumatic strain.
“The pressure can be lessened by staying positive. It shall be well with you.”
See Photo and comment below;
- delemomoduovationYour Majesty,
BLESSED ARE THE PEACE MAKERS…
Thanks for the honour of pouring out your immediate and future plans to me.
Thanks for vowing not to direspect the revered throne of Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race.
When marriages break up, it comes with painful stress and traumatic strain.
The pressure can be lessened by staying positive.
It shall be well with you…
- Load more comments
- debolagunChief Momodu, I’m so delighted and humbled by your kind gesture. You a man deeply rooted in Yoruba culture. It shall be well with you. Honestly, I can’t believe we still have people like you. More grace.
However, despite the public empathy, Olori Wuraola appears to have moved on.
In the last two weeks, there have been growing concerns on the state of the royal union following reports that the couple had been living apart in the last 8 months.
The Ooni got married to his now estranged Edo bride at an elaborate traditional marriage held in Benin, the Edo State capital on March 16, 2016.
The wedding rites were performed in the traditional Benin culture at the residence of the bride on Ewere Street, Etete, in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.
Although the monarch was not physically present, he was represented by his father, Oluropo Ogunwusi.