Olori Tobi Phillips, the third wife of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has revealed why she agreed to be one of the monarch’s queens.

Speaking in a recent interview with TVC, Olori Tobi, a former beauty queen, shared the series of events that preceded her marriage to the monarch, including how they met.

She said someone had called her to ask if she was interested in getting married to the Ooni of Ife.

She said she met the king and they started dating, and since he had all the things she wanted in a spouse, she agreed to marry him and be his third wife.

“Series of events happened and I think that year I was just praying God I wanted to get married and somebody just called me one day and said “Do you want to get married?” and I was like what’s happening”” And then he went further asking “Would you like to get married to Ooni of Ife?”.

“He introduced me to the King but I didn’t take this seriously as I was still wandering what’s going on. We started dating but along the line, there were so many interference and we didn’t get married. That was quite devastating.

I always promised myself that I will marry someone that I love. There are values that I love in a man and the Ooni has that’s why I later agreed to marry him. If you find that person that fits specific criteria that are not negotiable for you, then you go with it. Ordinarily, I never imagined that I would find myself in a polygamous setting, but I always had some non-negotiable,” she said.

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