Ooni, new wife Elizabeth hold thanksgiving service at Ile-Ife palace

Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi & Olori Elizabeth Akinmuda

Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his wife Elizabeth Akinmuda on Saturday held a thanksgiving service at the palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Dressed in a beautiful gown, Olori Elizabeth knelt and bowed before her husband before she took her seat.

Family and well-wishers appeared for the service looking their best.

Oba Ogunwusi traditionally welcomed his wife into the Ile Oodua Palace on Friday night.

Ooni’s first wife Mariam and other wife Olori Ronke teamed up to welcome the new bride.

Before her wedding to the monarch, Olori Elizabeth was an information technology-executive based in Glasgow, Scotland and a native of Ondo City in Ondo State. She is said to be in her mid-30s and is a friend of a former minister for aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

Towards the end of 2022, Oba Ogunwusi married five wives, months after the mother of his heir Evangelist Silekunola Naomi, whom he married in 2018, left him.

His other wives are Olori Ashley, Olori Tobi, and Olori Temitope.

The king had two other unsuccessful marriages. In 2008, he got married to Adebukola Bombata before he ascended the throne in 2015. But the union ended.

In 2016, he married Zaynab Wuraola Otiti, a Bini princess. The union ended due to irreconcilable differences.