After divorcing two women in seven years, Ooni of Ife takes in Mariam Anako as new wife

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi has married a new wife Olori Mariam Anako.

The new Olori was unveiled on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, upon arrival at the monarch’s palace in Ile Ife in Osun State.

The new wife was ushered into the palace after brief rites at the entrance to the premises.

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Oba Ogunwusi in a video shared on the Facebook page of his spokesperson, Moses Olafare, around 10:30 pm on Tuesday, was assisted by chiefs and close aides, in welcoming the new wife into the palace.

Also, Ooni elder brother, Sooko Adegboyega Ogunwusi, and the monarch’s other siblings were also mentioned by the compere at the ceremony as being present.

During the ceremony, Anako’s relations from Ebiraland in Kogi State and Ilorin in Kwara State were also present and they took turns to greet Ooni.

The new bride, who hails from Kogi State, is a top management executive (Administrative Manager) of Nestoil Limited.

This is the third time in the king’s seven years reign that he will remarry.

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Ooni married his ex-first wife, Zaynab Otiti-Obanor, an Edo bride, at an elaborate traditional marriage held in Benin, the Edo State capital, on March 16, 2016.

The wedding rites were performed in the traditional Benin culture at the bride’s residence on Ewere Street, Etete, in the Oredo Local Government Area of the state.

In October 2018, the monarch revealed his now ex-second wife, Naomi Oluwaseyi.

He married her 14 months after he divorced his first wife, Zaynab Otiti-Obanor.

The monarch, who is quite active on social media, made the surprise announcement on Instagram.

However, Naomi on Thursday, December 23, 2021, announced separation with the monarch thus ending a marriage that produced a son, Tadenikawo, and lasted about 3 years.

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