Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Wednesday described former beauty queen Elizabeth Jack-Rich as his child while penning a touching note to her on her birthday.
Mrs Jack-Rich is the wife of Rivers-born billionaire and founder of Belema Oil Producing Limited, Tein Jack-Rich. The celebrant is the founder and chief executive officer of an aviation company, Elin Group.
Celebrating her in an Instagram post, the Ooni said, “The greatest joy in life is having a jewel as a child whom you can call your own in your thoughts, words, and deeds!! I’m eternally grateful for having you as a child, Dr Elizabeth Itunnuayo Jack-Rich.
“As your birthday comes with incredible hidden stories of challenges and excellence, I celebrate your tenacity, your unrivaled and admirable courage, and most importantly, your selfless dedication to compassion for others.”
Oba Ogunwusi also commented on her husband’s generosity, describing Mr Jack-Rich as one with a “super normal” heart for giving.
“It is truly worthy to celebrate you every day as a shining light to many around you, a beacon of hope, and a touch bearer of inspiration with positive energy to others, especially our young women. You are a wonderful mother and wife to your darling husband, Tein Jack-Rich with a super normal giving heart, and above all, an adorable daughter to me,” the Ooni said.
This is coming more than a month after the monarch celebrated Princess Adebukunmi Adeife, who is believed to be his daughter, on her first birthday.
The Ooni has a known older daughter, Princess Adeola, whom he had in his teenage years; and a son Prince Tadenikawo from his estranged wife, Queen Naomi Silekunola.