PHOTOS: Ooni of Ife absent at his own wedding


new-5There have been mixed reactions as to why the Ooni of Ife was absent at his own wedding today in Benin. Speculations are that he backed out last minute because of the allegations against his new bride.

The much talked about marriage ceremony between His Imperial Majesty Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and Wuraola Otiti Zynab Obanor was conducted by proxy.

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We understand that the Ooni is not expected by tradition to beg for a wife. All his marriages going forward will be conducted by proxy.

Ooni of Ife's new bride

His newest bride, an architect based in Dubai, looked regal as the Ooni’s father paid her N25 dowry at her father’s residence in Benin. Wuraola was placed on the laps of the Ooni’s father, HRH Omooba Oluropo Ogunwusi, after seven counts according to Benin traditional marriage rites.

The Ooni’s elder brother Prince Adetunji Ogunwusi and 3 sisters are also in attendance.

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The traditional wedding reception is ongoing   at the Edo Hotel, Okada Drive, GRA Benin City, Edo State. A thanksgiving ceremony of the traditional union will hold tomorrow at the Royal Court of Ife, Aafin, Enuwa Square in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

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Photo Credit: Goldmine TV


  1. Dnt mind him, so u expect him to sit wit d woman lik oda weddings? Lol! He is a king, nd dat is the tradition. D woman wil be brought to him huh? Hop u grab dis

  2. D monkey no fine but hin mama like am:she fine,she no fine,D Ooni of IFE don marry am:she’s pretty,ride on jor Queen of IleIfe:A king wil always be a king:His wife wil be taken 2 him:and since d father-in-law ws present there n paid d bride price:No cause 4 alarm
    .Let’s try n apr8 n embrace good things


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