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Queen Naomi announces divorce from Ooni of Ife

Queen Silekunola Naomi has announced her separation from Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife.

On Thursday, she announced the dissolution of her 3-year marriage in a statement uploaded to her verified Instagram handle and Facebook page.

According to her, she attempted to make the union work but asserted that the monarch’s public identity differs from “his true self.”

“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.”

The evangelist then declared, “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.”

In 2017, the Ooni divorced his Edo-born wife, Zaynab-Otiti Obanor, whom he married on March 16, 2016, as a monarch. Obanor and the king were married for 17 months.

In 2018, the 47-year-old monarch married Silekunola.