Not much is known about how the Ooni of Ife met his new wife, Olori Wuruola Zaynab Otiti Obanor who he married over the weekend, but in a new interview with City People, the sisters of the Oba opened up on how the Olori was chosen.
See the excerpts of the interview according to Kemi Filani:
You are here in Benin to pick a new wife for Ooni of Ife, how do you feel about this?
I am so happy. As you can see I am excited. You can see we are smiling and enjoying ourselves. God has done a great thing in the life of Kabiyesi and in the family of Ogunwusi generally. May His name be exalted. We welcome Queen Wuraola Ogunwusi into the family and I pray she shall give us good children and twins by the special grace of God.
For how long have you known Olori Wuraola?
We only met her not quite long and I will say like a month and I will say she is going to be a good mother and a good wife to the whole Yoruba race.
Immediately you saw her, what came to your mind?
I saw her as a pleasant woman and a very accommodating one at that. A good wife that will take care of the custom and tradition of Yoruba of Ife. A good woman that will take care of her husband.
It obvious that Kabiyesi would have met her a long time but he just decide to introduced her to the family now?
No, Kabiyesi didnt meet her a long time, it was the oracle who revealed her to Kabiyesi. They never met before. The irumole are still alive and they are doing wonders. You know a lot of things has been happening since they introduced the new Oloori to the world. Lots of people were saying evil things about her. Majority of what they said are not correct. They were just running her down. But to the glory of God we still marry her. Is that not wonderful and marvelous.
Many believed that whoever wants to marry Kabiyesi will also have to marry his 3 sisters, is that true?
It is easy because we are very friendly and many people won’t know this until they move closer to us. We are friendly, loving and very accommodating.
Tell us what we don’t know about new Olori of Ooni of Ife?
Oh, that woman, she is amazing, very friendly and she is a female version of Kabiyesi.
Source: OTV/Kemi Filani