Ooni Of Ife Finds Love In Edo For N24
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, (THEWILL) – The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has married Wuraola Obanor, a woman from Edo state, at a traditional marriage held in Benin, the Edo State capital having paid the customary bride price of N24.
Although the monarch was not physically present, he was, however, represented by his father, Omooba Oluropo Ogunwusi.
In accordance with Benin traditional marriage rites, Wuraola sat on the lap of Ooni's father at the count of seven and was later presented to the monarch's family by her father, Mr. Williams Obanor, after the payment of the bride price.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II
Among the dignitaries present at the traditional wedding were the Lawarikan of Apoje, Ife Kingdom, Oba Ademola Ademiluyi; the Arode of Ife, High Chief J. A. Awe; the Lowate of Ife, High Chief Adebowale Olafare; and the Waasin of Ilare, Ife Kingdom, High Chief Olasode Akinropo.
According to tradition, she was presented with gifts from her immediate family, including a local mortar, broom, pot and at least a box of cloths.
The marriage reception, chaired by Femi Pedro, former Deputy Governor of Lagos state, held at the Edo Hotel, Okada Avenue, in Benin.
Story by David Oputah