Despite Ife’s Ooni Palace Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II’s claim that evangelist Naomi Silekunola’s social media accounts were hacked, the divorce announcement on the ex’s verified Instagram page -wife of the monarch has not been canceled. more than 24 hours after its publication on December 23, 2021.
The 28-year-old evangelist on Thursday announced her separation from the 47-year-old monarch and renounced the title of “queen”, saying she had tried to make the three-year-old union work, but that public identity d’Ooni is at odds with “his real me”.
Our correspondent observed that she posted the ad simultaneously on her verified Instagram page and her recognized Facebook page around 11am Thursday.
His Facebook page with the name ‘HM. Queen Evang Silekunola Moronke Naomi Ogunwusi ‘has over 70,000 followers while her Instagram page,’ Silekunola M. Naomi Ogunwusi ‘has over 196,000 followers.
âI did my best to endure and make it work; many times I have smiled through the struggle, but I finally realized that I only had one mission, my son, and when God was done he was done. He chose Saul to be king, and when he was done he told the prophet Samuel that I had moved on.
âReligion has never been a problem between us; please refer to my interview on News Central TV. Instead, Her Majesty has an image that he would like the world to see and perceive as and one that is his real self, âposted the fair-skinned lady on her social media pages.
She then said: âToday I announce the beginning of a new dawn and the closing of a chapter. Today, I am a mother with the unique gift of God. I am no longer a slave to my thoughts of perfection. I am announcing at the moment that I will no longer be designated as wife of the Ooni of Ife or as queen of Ile-Ife but as queen of the people and mother of my adorable prince.
Moments later, Silekunola added, âIt’s the way God says I know everything. In situations like this, there will be wronged people. At this time, I am calling on all parties concerned to allow the peace of God with the awareness that there is a lovely little boy between us. I thank all my prayer partners and loved ones.
âI remain committed to all my projects, my charitable work and my ministry. In this new season, I will be focusing only on God.
But in response to the developments, Ooni Palace’s media and strategy director Moses Olafare said the palace was exploring the possibility hack of Olori Naomi’s Instragam page.
Some Nigerians have since asked the Palace to produce a video of Silekunola announcing that his social media accounts had been hacked to publish the divorce notice, but the Palace had not yet done so.
Our correspondent’s efforts to get Olafare’s comments on Friday failed as his line was perpetually cut.
Before being crowned king, the Ooni was previously married to Adebukola Bombata in 2008, but the marriage failed. As monarch, the Ooni married Edo-born Zaynab-Otiti Obanor in 2016, but the union lasted 17 months before their separation.
He then married Silekunola in 2018 and the marriage produced a son, Tadenikawo.
The monarch also had a daughter with Omolara Olatubosun as a teenager. Olatubosun gave birth to Princess Adeola Ogunwusi, but recently there have been counterclaims between the Ooni and Olatubosun over who was responsible for their daughter’s education.
Besides the Ooni, other traditional rulers who have experienced divorce are known to the public, including the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, whose marriage to his Jamaican wife, Ms. Chanel Chin, crushed in December 2019. Also, Anuoluwapo Adeyemi, one of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi III, separate ways with him in November 2020.
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