The wives of the late Ooni of Ife can’t remarry again


By tradition, the wives of the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, the Olubuse II, have entered “one chance” and cannot re-marry after the demise of their husband. A palace chief made this known today in an

interview with The Nation. He said: “The rules is general and applies to all Ooni that has passed on and not peculiar to the wives of Oba Sijuwade, the immediate past Ooni.

There may not be a clearly defined repercussion against the tradition but it is advisable that the order is obeyed at all times and for all generations. The best that can happen to the wives left behind is for them to remain single or be inherited by the reigning Ooni.” The late Ooni’s wives are between the ages of 40 and 60. They are Olori Morisola, Ladun, Odunayo, Adedolapo and Linda….. not Ikeji……

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