Social media went up in a frenzy when the former Queen of Ile-Ife, Olori Wuraol, finally confirmed that her marriage to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi had ended.
The Ooni got married to Ms. Olori at an elaborate society traditional marriage held in Benin, the Edo State capital, on March 16, 2016.
Over some time, there had been previous reports that the marriage to the Ooni was in crisis, and her revelation finally confirmed those reports.
Ms. Olori disclosed an official statement on her marital status via Instagram on her official page @hhzynab on Wednesday.
Her post read: We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity & nefarious behavior. The spreading of false information (through “sources” afraid to be identified) is the mark of cowards and a cover up for guilty parties to justify their horrific actions.
There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and infertility- on my end. What I can confirm, is that the Ooni and I are no more. I inhale love & exhale gratitude. My journey continues as a humanitarian, aiding women and victims of domestic violence & abuse with the United Nations.
No matter how much time you’ve invested, no matter the use of media to silence & manipulate, no matter the circumstance, slander, embarrassment, threats, and lies: Get out and seek immediate help! We’ve seen this movie before. Women being dragged in the press & blamed for everything under the sun. This behavior is unacceptable. I urge those involved to be mindful of their actions for the eyes of our Almighty God are always watching.
The seeds of slander is a cancer that harvests to eat away the souls of the planter. The throne is sacred and the attempts to tarnish the name of a Queen, in defense or on behalf of a silent King makes all involved look terrible. Remain dignified in all you do. It’s not the end of the world, but the start of a new chapter and you must turn the page with grace. The world is watching.
As I bid adieu to this chapter, my wish to you all is to step into your lives – boldly & fearlessly, the way God intended and live not just by words, but through example. The best chapter in our lives is the one we are writing now. Thank you for your love and support. With peace, love & light, -Her Highness, Zaynab Otiti Obanor.
See her post below: