The Ooni Of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has given his reason for marrying several women in a short time.
It would be recalled that the Ooni, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, like the kings before him, has in a short time gotten multiple wives in his palace.
This comes after the previous marriages of the monarch failed, with the last being prophetess Seyi Naomi, who announced on Instagram her decision to divorce him in 2021.
This led the King to marry an Ebira-born queen, Mariam Anako in September 2022
In the same month, the monarch wedded Dr. Elizabeth Akinmuda.
In October, he married Queen Tobi Phillips, Queen Ashley, and Queen Ronke Ademiluyi.
It is reported that the monarch will be welcoming his sixth wife, Princess Temitope Adesegun, today, October, 24th.
Speaking about the his recent surge in marrying multiple women, Ooni while marking his 48th birthday and seventh coronation anniversary 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.”