A day after announcing her divorce, Queen Naomi addresses her critics – Here is what she said


Ile-Ife – Prophetess Silekunola Naomi has appealed to critics to allow peace to reign as she announced her separation from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II.

Ooni of Ife's Wife, Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi
Ooni of Ife’s Wife, Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi

The evangelist urged all parties involved to allow the peace of God because of her son, Tadenikawo, who the Ooni fathered.


She wrote on Instagram:

“I, at this moment, appeal to all parties involved to allow the peace of God with the consciousness that there is a lovely little boy between us. I thank all of my prayer partners and loved ones.”

Meanwhile, a communications specialist and multimedia journalist, Adesola Ayo-Aderele has warned that people should not confuse public affection as a sign that all is well with a marriage.

Ooni of Ife's Wife, Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi
Ooni of Ife’s Wife, Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi

Writing on her verified Facebook page concerning the crisis in the Ooni of Ife’s marriage, she stated:

“Just last October 17 when Ooni marked his 47th birthday, the show of love between him and his soon-to-be ex-Olori was enviable.

“She had arranged colourful fireworks for His Imperial Majesty, with the Ooni confessing that the Olori had made unassailable inroads into his heart, promising to love her better than ever.

“While the marriage lasted, the Olori would kneel a million times in a minute, complete with serenades while exalting HRM in public, with plenty of laughter and loving looks that would make anyone jealous.

“And now this! I laugh when I see couples who display affection openly. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with it, what is also not lost on knowledgeable people is that those who try hard to portray perfect marriages are the ones with the worst skeletons to hide.”

Meanwhile, Following Queen Naomi’s announcement that her marriage to the Yoruba king is terminated, Nigerians flocked to the page of the putative new wife of the Ooni of Ife to write messages.

Princess Ashley Afolashade Afolakemi, the purported new wife, usually shares images of herself in the Palace and photos of her visiting with neighborhood children.

She signs off her posts with Aya Oba (wife of the king) and Aya Olofin Adimula.

Additional reports also shows that when she is in abroad she strictly wears white or ivory just as the wives of Yoruba monarchs are known for. It can also be seen on her Instagram account.

She shared a photo of her and the Ooni in the Palace during the Ooni of Ife’s last coronation ceremony and praised him.

Following reports that she is the new woman that forced Olori Naomi to leave, Nigerians have flocked to her Facebook page to express their support.

In other news, the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has reacted to reports on the divorce of Her Majesty, Queen Silekunola Naomi from the Monarch.

Queen Naomi took to social media on Thursday to announce her separation from the Ooni of Ife.

She wrote;

I bless the Lord almighty for His faithfulness in the last 3years of my marriage. In life’s journey, it isn’t how far. Still, how well, indeed though satan should buffet if trials should come, I have this blessed assurance controlling all situations and saying to me it is well with my soul. Certainly, it is well. I made my journey into the ancient throne of Ife with faith in my heart and love for the keeper of it.

Few impressions I would love to correct. If anyone knows otherwise, they are free to come up with facts. Let it be known that this decision to move on did not come because his majesty is married to another queen. As many would love to assume, throughout our life as a couple, I was the only married wife to him. There were side attractions, but it was never an issue.
I never approached him with any revelation of any sort, as many believed he contacted me first and made his proposal known several months later.
The marriage was not an arranged one, as many have misconstrued. I never knew the prophetess said to have introduced me to him. Instead, he introduced her to me after I agreed to marry him. I was only being polite out of respect for him.
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
I did my best to endure and make it work; many times, I smiled through the struggle, but I have finally realised I had just one assignment, my son, and when God is done, He is done. He chose Saul to be king, and when He was done, He told the prophet Samuel I have moved on. Religion was never an issue between us; please refer to my interview on News Central TV. Instead, His Majesty has a picture he would love the world to see and perceive him as and another one which is his true self.

Today I announce the beginning of a new dawn and the close of a chapter. Today, I am a mother to God’s unique gift. I am no longer a slave to my thoughts of perfection. I, at this moment, announce that I shall no longer be referred to as wife to the Ooni of Ife or as Queen of Ile-Ife but as the Queen of the people and mother of my adorable Prince.to be cont.

The Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, has reacted to the news and opined that Ooni learnt about the divorce on social media and he did not have any knowledge about the whole issue.

The Palace of the Ooni said, “This is not the first time such rumours had been peddled.

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