Olori Tobi Phillips, the third wife of Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has revealed why she decided to be the monarch’s third wife.
Several weeks ago, Intel Region reported that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi Ojaja Keji, became one of the popular topics online after going on a marriage spree. Within the period of two months, the monarch married up to six women.
Olori Tobi Phillips, who appeared on the breakfast show “Your View” on Television Continental on Friday, December 16th, offers further information on how she met the Ooni.
She stated that, contrary to popular belief, they dated and split up before rejoining. During her interview, she mentioned someone introducing her to the Ooni.
“SOMEBODY JUST CALLED ME ONE DAY AND SAID WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET MARRIED TO THE OONI OF IFE? I WAS LIKE, WHAT’S THAT? AND THEN HE INTRODUCED US.”
She also stated that she is aware that there are other Oloris’ and that the Ooni will not have time for her on a daily basis.
Furthermore, she stated that she is not clingy and that she is in the midst of expanding her business, so she has her hands busy.
Olori Tobi, the most outgoing of the six Oloris, indicated that she gets along well with the other Queens.
“I CHOSE TO PUT MA WHEN I ADDRESS THEM. ORDINARILY, I DON’T DISRESPECT PEOPLE BECAUSE I WASN’T BROUGHT UP THAT WAY. I’VE MET SOME OF THEM, AND WE GET ON NICELY,” SHE SAID.
Olori Tobi Phillips was the third of Ooni’s six rapid marriages. On October 9th, the monarch wedded her. Olori stated that they would not have gotten back together if she didn’t love him.
“Of course. I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t love him. I always promised myself that I would marry who I love. So it’s not like I didn’t have suitors, but there are some values I would want in who I want to be with. And he has that. That’s why I’m here.
I didn’t take it seriously because I was like, ok, so what is going on? But then we met and started dating, but there was so much interference, and then we didn’t get married. That was quite devastating for me”