The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, has unveiled new wife, Olori Mariam Anako.
ADULAWONEWS gathered that the unveiling came months after his queen, Naomi packed out of the palace.
ADULAWONEWS gathered Mariam is from the Ebira ethnic group in Kogi State. Anako’s parents are based in Ilorin. Mariam lost her dad at a young age and was brought up in the home of the former IGP Mohammed Dikko Abubakar who reigned as the boss of the Nigerian Police between (2012 to 2014). MD Abubakar as he is known, is the in-law of Africa’s wealthiest man – Alhaji Aliko Dangote. The Ooni’s new mother-in-law is a retired police officer.
Report says Mariam Anako works at NestOil.
She is said to have vowed that Ooni Adeyeye will not marry again after her marriage to him.
Palace sources revealed that before the wedding of Mariam Anako to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, the family introduction held in February 19, 2022.
The event was privately done and lacked fanfare since the monarch didn’t want any preying eyes of the media.
The new wife was ushered into the palace after brief rites at the entrance to the premises.
She was thereafter led into the inner court of the palace to meet her husband and other guests waiting to receive her.
Oba Ogunwusi in a video shared on the Facebook page of his spokesperson, Moses Olafare, around 10:30 pm on Tuesday, was assisted by chiefs and close aides, in welcoming the new wife into the palace.
Also, Ooni elder brother, Sooko Adegboyega Ogunwusi, and the monarch’s other siblings were also mentioned by the compere at the ceremony as being present.
During the ceremony, Anako’s relations from Ebiraland in Kogi State and Ilorin in Kwara State were also present and they took turn to greet Ooni.
The new wife was coming into the palace about 10 months after Naomi Silekunola, the last wife of the monarch left him.
According to her written statement, the divorce is not because of ‘side attractions’ or other lovers, as many opined. She also said that her marriage was not arranged and that the circumstances were being misconstrued by many.