“It was something that he personally didn’t like” Ooni’s sister speaks on his serial marriages

Princess Folashade Ogunwusi-Fadairo, the elder sister of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has spoken out on his series of marriages.

Praizemedia reported last year, that the Ooni made headlines when he married six wives within three months.


Speaking on it in an interview with Punch Newspaper, Ooni’s sister revealed that the monarch was forced into it. According to her, the Ooni isn’t a fan of polygamy but had no choice but to do it.

She said, ” As Kabiyesi, he just has to take more than one wife”.

What I can say is that I don’t know if you were there during his wedding anniversary or so, if you heard the speech he made, it was very touching and it was something that personally he didn’t like but he had no choice, he had to do it. Where the Yoruba are coming from, polygamy is expected. And being the progenitor of the Yoruba race, inu e ni won bi wa si (we were born in it). For instance, my grandfather had eight wives, that’s paternal and my maternal grandfather had about seven or eight wives too. So, it’s something he had to do, although, I think he avoided it”.

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