Evangelist Naomi Silekunola, the estranged wife of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Tuesday, broke her silence on social media since her divorce post on December 23, 2021.
Taking to her Instastories and Facebook status simultaneously on Tuesday night, the 28-year-old evangelist uploaded a short video of herself after a makeover session.
Playing rhythmically in the background was ‘I Am Beauri’ by Afro-soul singer, Bassey Kenneth, popularly known as Beekay.
The lyrics of the song heard in the video goes thus; I’m a beauri, I be spec, I drip glory, I be nobody’s ex, haters go hate o, potatoes will potate…
Naomi had announced her separation from the monarch through an Instagram post in December 2021. She had also renounced the title of a ‘Queen’, saying she tried to make the three-year union work but the Ooni’s public identity is at variance with “his true self”.
Since the split between 47-year-old Ooni and Naomi, many Yoruba monarchs and elders including the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, have tried to reconcile the estranged couple but the peace talks cannot be said to have yielded any results known to the public as the divorce post remains on the social media accounts of the evangelist.
Our correspondent cannot also confirm whether she is back to the palace as of the time of filing this report as there has not been any official statement to that effect.
Before being coronated king, the Ooni was previously married to Adebukola Bombata in 2008 but the marriage failed. As a monarch, the Ooni married Edo-born Zaynab-Otiti Obanor in 2016 but the union lasted for 17 months before their separation.
He later married Silekunola in 2018 and the marriage produced a son before the divorce announcement in December.
The monarch also had a daughter with Omolara Olatubosun as a teenager. Olatubosun gave birth to Princess Adeola Ogunwusi but recently, there have been counter-claims between the Ooni and Olatubosun over who was responsible for the upbringing of their daughter.
Aside from the Ooni, other traditional rulers who had experienced divorce known to the public include the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, whose marriage to his Jamaican wife, Ms Chanel Chin, crashed in December 2019. Also, Anuoluwapo Adeyemi, one of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi III, parted ways with him in November 2020.
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Demoted On Royal Family Website
Royals, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been moved to the bottom of the Royal Family’s website alongside Harry’s disgraced uncle, Prince Andrew, who has fallen from grace due to a scandal over his friendship with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, and his out of court settlement in a related sex assault allegation case by Virginia Giuffre.
Links taking readers to pages dedicated to the Harry and Meghan had previously been placed around halfway down the page – below senior royals and above minor members of the family but following Queen Elizabeth’s death, the webpage was updated and Harry and Meghan have now been moved down below the likes of Princess Alexandra and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
Also, Prince Michael of Kent and his wife Marie-Christine, neither of whom are working royals, have been removed from the page entirely.
This comes as King Charles is reported to be planning a ‘slimmed-down’ monarchy during his reign, as the public does not wish to pay for an ever-expanding Royal Family.
Meanwhile, Princess Alexandra, the Duke of Kent and the Duke of Gloucester, the Queen’s cousins, all remain on the page as they are still working royals.
The Sussexes were first moved down the page around 15 months ago, having previously sat below the Prince and Princess of Wales. to below the Wessexes and the Princess Royal.
May Yul Edochie Kicks Against Polygamy Says “I Will Not Be Numbered As A Wife”
May Yul-Edochie, the wife of Nollywood actor Yul Edochie, has once again expressed her disapproval of her husband’s decision to venture into polygamy.
Recall that in April this year, Yul announced he has picked actress Judy Moghalu as his second wife and that they already have a son together.
In a piece she shared on her Instagram page this afternoon, May said she had a stable and loving home prior to the unprecedented events regarding her marriage. She stated that polygamy is a life choice and that no one should be compelled to accept it. The mum of four stressed that some religions| and traditions allow polygamy and that she has nothing against it but that as a person she will not be numbered or cajoled to accept a practice that does not align with her faith and family values.
She also revealed that the house she’s living in was jointly built by her and Yul.
Read her piece below:
“The ability to accept or tolerate challenges and problems in life is a virtue, and should not be misconstrued. There is no point making an already bad situation worse, hence the need to remain calm is crucial.
I understand that we all have our weaknesses and limitations as humans, and I personally believe everyone deserves an opportunity to make things right when they stray… Forgiveness is devine.
Beyond all the unnecessary facades, Polygamy is a life choice and no one should be compelled to accept it. It is something I think all parties involved should embrace willingly, and it’s okay for anyone who chooses it. Some religions / traditions allow polygamy and I have nothing against it. However, I am ABSOLUTELY certain that I will not be NUMBERED as a wife or be cajoled to accept a practice that does not align with my faith and family values.
God blessed me with a happy, peaceful, and lovely family in a beautiful and JOINTLY built “mansion” that started from little or nothing…humble beginnings. What more could I have been asking for? I had a stable and loving home prior to the unprecedented events regarding my marriage.
Life is made up of an infinite amount of choices. Most decisions might be tough to make, but whenever we confront our options with courage and confidence, we should equally be open to the paths of our own design. I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought that comes with it in our lifetime.
We should understand that taking life changing decisions hastily is not the best. God in His infinite mercy fixes things in His own time, He will definitely answer all our prayers.
Thank you all for your continuous prayers, love and support. May God bless you abundantly.”
Pastor Adeboye Felicitates Wife On Their 55th Wedding Anniversary
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has taken to social media to celebrate his wife, Foluke, on their 55th wedding anniversary.
Adeboye and his wife had their court wedding on 8 September 1967 and the church wedding on 16 December 1967.
In a message on his Facebook page, on Thursday morning, the RCCG went back on memory lane recalling how his wife, whose name is always shortened to ‘Folu’ chose him over other more well to do and famous suitors 55 years ago.
He also expressed appreciation for making the marriage a success and proving all oppositions back then wrong.
Pastor Adeboye said in the short post illustrated with the couple standing by a beautiful giant cake: “My darling @pastorfoluadeboye the woman who has suffered with me, she stood by me when we had nothing. I was the poorest and the least known of all the men after her 55yrs ago.
“But she left all those who were famous, well to do and she picked me. Thank God, God had made us a success and proven all the oppostions back then wrong.
“Here is to 55 more years of double love, double grace, double peace, double of heaven on earth. #PerfectJubilee #CoupleGoals #GodFreedUs”.
The 1967 marriage between Adeboye and Foluke is blessed with four children: Leke, Adeola, Dare, Bolu Adubi. However, one of the children is deceased.
A popular author and memmber of RCCG, Bisi Daniels in a book titled, Stories of Pastor E.A Adeboye: The Power of Testimony, also revealed that Adeboye was the least among the suitors jostling for his wife then.
Quoting a testimony once given by the RCCG General Overseer, he wrote, “there were many of us contesting for the hand of my wife. I wanted to marry a beautiful princess but I was the least qualified among the many suitors. Out of the number, three of us were in the forefront. “But I was a student, while one of us was a lawyer who owned a car. All I had was a ‘foot wagon’ (moving around on foot). I decided to let her know my financial status. “I said to her, ‘Please, listen. I have nothing; no money, no house, no influence, nothing.’ I told her that if I had anything at all, it was the little brain God gave to me. ‘I have nothing to offer you except myself. If you will marry me, you will have me to yourself completely.”
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