The wife of Ooni of Ife, Olori Prophetess Naomi Silekunola, has divorced her husband, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
Silekunola made this disclosure on Thursday, December 23, through a post on her Instagram page.
She said she will 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.
The Queen also explained that she tried to make her marriage work and smiled through the struggle, but realised that she had just one assignment which is her son.
“I bless the Lord almighty for His faithfulness in the last 3 years of my marriage. In life’s journey, it isn’t how far. Still, how well, indeed though satan should buffet if trials should come, I have this blessed assurance controlling all situations and saying to me it is well with my soul. Certainly, it is well. I made my journey into the ancient throne of Ife with faith in my heart and love for the keeper of it.
“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.
“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,” she wrote.
However, the palace has faulted the claim saying “it is not true.”
When contacted, the Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare said that “this is not the first time such rumours had been peddled. There was a time it was reported that she left the palace; and the next thing, she gave birth. So, the story is not true and it should not be taken seriously.”