Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, will be officially welcoming Opeoluwa Akinmuda, his sixth wife, to the palace on May 20.


In a chat with Channels TV on Tuesday, Moses Olafare, the palace spokesman, said Akinmuda has been Ooni’s wife since last year.

He said the marriage took place just after Ogunwusi tied the knot with Mariam, his fifth wife.

The spokesperson added that Akinmuda has been living abroad and is now being formally welcomed into the palace through a Thanksgiving ceremony this weekend.


“There is nothing like latest wife; Dr Opeoluwa Elizabeth Akinmuda has been (Ooni’s) his wife since last year,” he said.

“The wedding took place last year right after Olori Mariam’s, she was not based in Nigeria; she was based abroad.

“What is happening this weekend is a thanksgiving ceremony in line with the cultural tradition of the palace so that she can formally get a seat at the palace.


“It’s just a formal traditional rite that will usher her into the palace. It’s a Thanksgiving ceremony at the palace.”

Ooni was married to Adebukola Bombata in 2008 but the union crashed.

The traditional ruler also had two other failed marriages.

His marriage to Zaynab Wuraola Otiti in 2016 didn’t work out due to “irreconcilable differences.”


The monarch would later marry Naomi Silekunola in October 2018. But Naomi announced their separation in 2021.

Ooni tied the knot with his six wives; Mariam, Tobi, Ashley, Ronke, Temitope, and Opeoluwa in 2022.

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