For the highly revered Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and Olori Wuraola Zaynab Otiti, the once-upon-a-time love story has gone sour and the 16-month-old royal union in shambles.
Kemiashefonlovehaven broke the story on Sunday August 20, that the Olori had moved out of the palace and was refused taking the bedroom set from Lebanon reportedly bought for $25,000 along with her.
However, more fact emerged on the events that led to the fatal crash of the royal marriage.
According to palace sources, before the eventual collapse of the marriage, the royal couple had stopped talking to each other, abandoned their matrimonial bed (Kabiyesi was alleged to have stopped having intercourse with Wuraola towards the end of 2016) and there were occasional alleged beatings of the queen.
Wife battery? “Yes, maybe her actions infuriated the king and he beat her up. That she established a foundation which addresses Domestic Violence against women annoyed the king—it was a blatant disregard for the throne and when she returned from Lagos where she launched it, she got the beating of her life,” the source who craved anonymity said.
Olori Wuraola had founded the #1in3# campaign for women and girls and launched it in a grand style on July 8, 2017 in Lagos. The ilks of Tonto Dikeh, Mercy Aigbe Sola Sobowale and some other actresses were faces the group invited and made ambassadors against Domestic Violence.
The animosity between the royal couple took a drastic turn in the early days of August 2017 when the monarch issued a 30-day ultimatum for Olori Wuraola to move her ‘belongings’ from the palace! At this time, both were no longer on speaking terms, and were living apart. While he’s in Ile Ife, she shuttled from Lagos and Abuja.
Wuraola was said to have accepted her fate and left for Lagos.
Fast-forward to August 12, 2017, when the Ooni of Ife, who was travelling to Abuja with his entourage for an event met his wife, Wuraola at the Murtala Mohammed domestic airport lounge in Lagos. The royal entourage and the monarch were stupefied when the Olori, who they met at the airport snubbed them. That was the first public indication of marital crisis.
But friends of the Olori rose to her defence on this.“Sonia (Olori Wuraola as called by her friends) was right to have snubbed him. He had embarrassed her before his family members, beaten her on some occasions and denied her conjugal rights, he had even told her to come and pack her belongings. So, why salute him at the airport? She knew his sisters had already gotten a lady for him but Sonia never met the new wife.
In fact Bolanle was one of the three ladies jostling to marry the king. There was this lady, Banke, who is working in one of the biggest telecoms in Nigeria and another Bimbo, who lives in Canada. For the estranged Olori, she is less bothered about that now, she needs to pick pieces of her life again and move on,” her friends echoed.
Since the Kabiyesi is remarrying again (relationship with his first wife, Bukola was severed before and after he became king) Olori Wuraola, who is still with her family members in Lagos, is set to start a new life and return to Abuja where she has a property development business.