- The marriage of the Ooni of Ife and Olori Wuraola recently crashed after 17 months
- Olori Wuraola announced the sad news on social media
- It was later alleged by an Ifa priest that the former Olori would be unable to remarry anyone after her marriage to the Oba crashed
There have been speculations that the former Olori of Ife would be unable to remarry since her marriage to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi crashed.
On August 30, the former Olori confirmed that her 17 month old marriage crashed. She also went back to using her maiden name Zaynab Otiti Obanor.
Not long after Obanor shared the statement, an Ifa priest in Ife alleged that any man that sleeps with the former Olori would die prematurely.
According to Kemi Ashefon, it seems like the road is now clear for Obanor to remarry any man she wants.
In a post published by Ashefon, it was alleged that Oba Adeyeye has been refunded the customary bride price he paid by the elders of Obanor’s family in Edo state.
It was also reported that the Ooni refused to collect the bride price but he was later persuaded by the elders to receive it and put the controversy to bed.
The Ooni was allegedly quoted as saying: “She’s free now, she’s free.”
According to a source, the refund of the bride price was important because it holds a meaningful value in Yoruba tradition.
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“When a bride price is returned, the man no longer have ties or right over the woman in question, and they can only see themselves afterwards as friends if they so desire.”
It was also gathered that the families of the Oba and the former Olori are relieved about the final closure of the marriage.
NAIJ.com TV recently spoke to the Ooni and he discussed his plans for the Yoruba race below: