The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has unveiled his new wife.
She is Mariam Anako.
Oba Ogunwusi unveiled the new Olori after his former wife, Queen Naomi separated from him
Mariam is from the Ebira ethnic group in Kogi State. Anako’s parents are based in Ilorin. Mariam lost her dad at a young age and was brought up in the home of the former IGP Mohammed Dikko Abubakar who reigned as the boss of the Nigerian Police between (2012 to 2014).
MD Abubakar as he is known, is the in-law of Africa’s wealthiest man – Alhaji Aliko Dangote. The Ooni’s new mother-in-law is a retired police officer.
Report says Mariam Anako works at NestOil.
She is said to have vowed that Ooni Adeyeye will not marry again after her marriage to him.
Palace sources revealed that before the wedding of Mariam Anako to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, the family introduction held in February 19, 2022.
The event was privately done and lacked fanfare since the monarch didn’t want any preying eyes of the media.
The first marriage of the Ooni to Adebukola nee Bombata was troubled before he was installed king but they had to patch things up for the coronation.
It later crumbled; she left the palace and headed for London.
With the crash of his first marriage to Bukola in 2015 and his union with Olori Wuraola hitting the rocks in July 2017, he married Prophetess Naomi in 2018.
However, Queen Naomi on December 23, 2021, announced her divorce from the Ooni of Ife via an Instagram post.
In a statement posted on her verified Instagram handle, she announced an end to the three-year marriage.
According to her written statement, the divorce is not because of ‘side attractions’ or other lovers, as many opined. She also said that her marriage was not arranged and that the circumstances were being misconstrued by many.