The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, is reportedly set to take yet another wife barely 48 hours after he got married to his sixth wife, Princess Temitope Adesegun.
According to an unconfirmed report, the Osun monarch is set to wed a seventh wife, named Aridunu, on Saturday, October 29.
The revered monarch revealed why he decided to marry multiple wives in quick succession at his 48th birthday celebration and seventh coronation anniversary recently.
He explained that he tried to switch things up with his style of ruling the people of Ife, but it didn’t work.
“This institution is bigger than me, beyond me. People in this palace are more than 800, they are close to a thousand. There are some people who have been living in this palace for more than 60 years, while some have lived here for more than 80 years old. Some people are over 100 years old in this palace.
If I had my way, I tried to challenge it but it blew in my face but thank God I’m still alive. It’s an institution that is rich in heritage, culture, and tradition.”
There are speculations that he was referring to his earlier choice to marry one wife, as against his predecessors who had several wives.