“Ooni of Ife planning to marry his seventh wife, Rekiat” ~People reacted that oni is going to Dozen

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Rumors are swirling that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, is considering taking on another wife, despite already having six. The alleged bride-to-be is said to be a woman named Rekiat, whose past reportedly includes involvement in the escort industry in Missouri, USA.

According to reports, the couple had a low-key introduction ceremony on Tuesday, January 10. As more information about the prospective queen awaits confirmation, it should be noted that the Ooni has previously expressed his openness to having multiple wives.

Following his divorce from Prophetess Naomi Silekunola, the Ooni surprised many by marrying six wives within a three-month period. The series of marriages began with the introduction of Mariam Anako, an Ebira-born queen, to the Ile Ife palace in September 2022—nine months after Prophetess Seyi Naomi announced their divorce on Instagram. Subsequently, the Ooni married Dr. Elizabeth Akinmuda and Mariam Anako in September. In October, he added Queen Tobi Phillips, Queen Ashley, and Queen Ronke Ademiluyi to his marital circle. Princess Temitope Adesegun became his sixth wife, with the possibility of a seventh wife on the horizon.

During the celebration of his 48th birthday and seventh coronation anniversary, the Ooni clarified his motivations for marrying Mariam Anako and the others. He explained that he had attempted to make changes but was met with resistance. Acknowledging the traditional heritage of Ile Ife, the Ooni emphasized that the institution was greater than himself and had a history spanning generations. With a large community residing in the palace, he recognized the importance of upholding the cultural and traditional values embedded in the institution.

While the reports of the Ooni’s intention to marry another wife are currently based on rumors, it remains to be seen whether this alleged union will come to fruition.

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