Ooni’s wife, Naomi quits royal palace
By Kunle Adio
The Ile Ife Royal home has lost her Queen to unilateral divorce. In a statement this week, Olori Silekunola Naomi, the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, said she was leaving the Royal home in search of happiness. Irohinoodua was informed that the Queen has left the Palace before releasing the statement to the media. Palace sources said her decision followed months of disagreements on major issues concerning the Royal lifestyle. Efforts by prominent friends of the Ooni to resolve the dispute yielded no fruits, reliable sources said.
Silekunola will now have to nurse the little Prince, being the fruit between the two of them, as a single mother.
The divorce is few months after the Royal couple had a baby boy in July.
Ooni Ogunwusi ascended the throne in 2015. Since then, Naomi’s exit is the second in less than a decade.
Her statement is release below” I bless the Lord almighty for His faithfulness in the last 3years of my marriage. In life’s journey, it isn’t how far. Still, how well, indeed though satan should buffet if trials should come, I have this blessed assurance controlling all situations and saying to me it is well with my soul. Certainly, it is well. I made my journey into the ancient throne of Ife with faith in my heart and love for the keeper of it.
Few impressions I would love to correct. If anyone knows otherwise, they are free to come up with facts. Let it be known that this decision to move on did not come because his majesty is married to another queen. As many would love to assume, throughout our life as a couple, I was the only married wife to him. There were side attractions, but it was never an issue.
I never approached him with any revelation of any sort, as many believed he contacted me first and made his proposal known several months later.
The marriage was not an arranged one, as many have misconstrued. I never knew the prophetess said to have introduced me to him. Instead, he introduced her to me after I agreed to marry him.
I was only being polite out of respect for him.
I have never been pregnant all my life before Tadenikawo; my son is my first ever pregnancy with medical reports to back it up.
The girl who is said to be my daughter is my niece
I did my best to endure and make it work; many times, I smiled through the struggle, but I have finally realised I had just one assignment, my son, and when God is done, He is done.
He chose Saul to be king, and when He was done, He told the prophet Samuel I have moved on. Religion was never an issue between us; please refer to my interview on News Central TV. Instead, His Majesty has a picture he would love the world to see and perceive him as and another one which is his true self.
Today I announce the beginning of a new dawn and the close of a chapter. Today, I am a mother to God’s unique gift. I am no longer a slave to my thoughts of perfection. I, at this moment, announce that I shall no longer be referred to as wife to the Ooni of Ife or as Queen of Ile-Ife but as the Queen of the people and mother of my adorable Prince.
He is God’s way of saying I know about it all. In situations like this, there will be aggrieved persons. I, at this moment, appeal to all parties involved to allow the peace of God with the consciousness that there is a lovely little boy between us. I thank all of my prayer partners and loved ones. I remain committed to all of my projects,charity work and ministry.
In this new season, I shall be