Queen Silekunola: Things to know about Ooni of Ife’s estranged wife

Queen Silekunola Naomi declared her separation from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Thursday.

She declared the breakup of her three-year marriage in a message posted on her verified Instagram profile and Facebook page on Thursday.

We’ve compiled a list of four things you should know about the monarch’s ex-wife.


She married Ooni when she was 25 years old in 2018. According to reports, the traditional wedding took place in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, before the new wife was escorted to the palace.

The Olori was clothed in white for the ritual and was escorted into the palace by certain traditional leaders before being transported to Ogunwusi when the procedures were completed.

The wedding took place 14 months after Ogunwusi’s divorce from ex-queen Wuraola Zaynab Otiti-Obanor.


Queen Silekunola and the Ooni had a son together, Tadenikawo.

The Prince, who is her first and only child, was welcomed on November 18, 2020.

Debunking rumours of having another child, the Queen said, “I have never been pregnant all my life before Tadenikawo; my son is my first ever pregnancy with medical reports to back it up. The girl who is said to be my daughter is my niece.”


Silekunola is also the founder and president of En-Heralds— an inter-denominational ministry based in Akure, Ondo State.

She was said to have started public ministry at the age of 18 and became a full-time evangelist in October 2011


Olori Silekunola was present when EndSARS protester Kemisola Ogunniyi, who had a baby while in jail detention, had her kid baptized.

At the child’s baptism, conducted at Vera Christian Assembly in Ayedun Quarters, Akure, the Olori expressed her admiration for the baby’s birth circumstances and gave him with numerous baby things and consumables for the infant’s family.


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