Olori Wuraola confirms her crashed marriage to Ooni of Ife, tells women to "get out and seek help"


Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, the estranged wife of the Ooni of Ife has confirmed that her marriage to the Yoruba monarch is over after 17 months.

In a statement shared on her Instagram page, the queen who has also reverted to her maiden name Queen Zaynab-Otiti Obanor said there is absolutely no truth in the media circulated lies of infidelity and infertility.

She stressed that there is no need to “tarnish the name of a Queen, in defence or on behalf of a silent King”, and urged women to “Get out and seek immediate help!”

The Queen, however, stated that she will continue to fight for women and victims of domestic violence no matter the use of media to silence and manipulate, no matter the circumstance, slander, embarrassment, threats and lies.

Below is the full statement:

We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity & nefarious behaviour. The spreading of false information (through “sources” afraid to be identified) is the mark of cowards and a cover up for guilty parties to justify their horrific actions. There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and infertility- on my end.

What I can confirm, is that the Ooni and I are no more. I inhale love & exhale gratitude. My journey continues as Humanitarian aiding women and victims of domestic violence & abuse with the United Nations. No matter how much time you’ve invested, no matter the use of media to silence & manipulate, no matter the circumstance, slander, embarrassment, threats and lies: Get out and seek immediate help!

We’ve seen this movie before. Women being dragged in the press & blamed for everything under the sun. This behaviour is unacceptable. I urge those involved to be mindful of their actions for the eyes of our Almighty God are always watching. The seeds of slander is cancer that harvests to eat away the souls of the planter.

The throne is sacred and the attempts to tarnish the name of a Queen, in defense or on behalf of a silent King makes all involved look terrible. Remain dignified in all you do. It’s not the end of the world, but the start of a new chapter and you must turn the page with grace. The world is watching.

As I bid adieu to this chapter, my wish to you all is to step into your lives – boldly & fearlessly, the way God intended and live not just by words, but through example. The best chapter in our lives is the one we are writing now. Thank you for your love and support.

With peace, love &  light, -Her Highness, Zaynab Otiti Obanor.

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