Things to know about the women linked to Ooni

Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Olori Silekunola Naomi announced her separation from the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Thursday after three years of marriage.

This is the third failed marriage for the 47-year-old monarch.

Oba Ogunwusi was previously married to Adebukola Bombata in 2008, before he ascended the throne in 2015.

He also had a short-lived teenage romance with Omolara Olatunbosun who bore a child, Adeola Anuoluwapo, for him in 1994.

His marriage to Zaynab Wuraola Otiti, a Bini princess, in March 2016 failed due to irreconcilable differences.

Besides these three known faces, there are other women in the background.

Princess Ronke Ademiluyi met the Ooni long before he became king in 2015.

The London-born lawyer is the founder of the AFWN & AFWL fashion franchises. She is the granddaughter of the late Oba Ademiluyi Ajagun who reigned just before Oba Adesoji Aderemi came on the throne in 1930.

Next is Princess Afolashade Ashley who is based in the United Kingdom. She is the founder of the Afolashade Ashley Adegoke Foundation.

The king’s relationship with Ashley is believed to be the main reason his marriage with Olori Silekunola crashed.

Another woman linked to the Ooni is Olori Lola. Not much is known about her.

There are also princesses Temitope Adesegun and Kemi Fadojutimi.

Adesegun used to work as the personal assistant to the secretary of Lagos State Government during the Fashola administration. Based in Lagos, she is the director of Hope Alive Initiative poverty alleviation advocacy that is powered by the House of Odua inspired by the Ooni.

Fadojutimi, however, is the CEO of All Eyes on Africa Media.

Also linked to the Ooni is Professor Olapeju Esimai of Obafemi Awolowo University. She is said to have lost her husband years ago and now lives in Ife with the Ooni. She is also the king’s personal physician.