A yoruba traditionalist, Yemi Elebuibon, has disclosd that any man who sleeps with the estranged wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, will die prematurely.
Olori Wuraola who reverted to her maiden name, Zaynab Otiti-Obanor, in August after confirming that her marriage to the Ooni of Ife has crashed irretrievably.
The Ifa priest noted that the former queen must undergo some ritual cleansing with any man before they can become intimate, adding that the cleansing process is important to enable the Olori to regain a normal life.
Elebuibon, who is also an actor, declared the consequence of a queen separating from a king in an interview with The Sun.
While noting that Ooni would not be the first Yoruba Oba to be separated from his wife, Mr. Elebuibon said that marriage breakup is not very common among Yoruba Obas.
He said, “The wife of the Oba will be asked to consult Ifa and Ifa will give directions on how she will make the necessary atonement for her cleansing. In Yoruba tradition, a woman who has been married to a king cannot lay with any other man even if the marriage breaks up. But when the right atonements have been made, there won’t be any problem.”
On the kind of problems which the ex-monarch’s wife might face if she refuses to undergo the traditional cleansing rites, Mr. Elebuibon said: “For the woman, she might not really have a problem but for any man who sleeps with a queen or marries an ex-queen without the appropriate cleansing, the man may die prematurely, he may be struck with sickness or there might be retrogression in his life.”
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He also explained that if an ex-queen wants to remarry, she would have to do the cleansing with her new husband.
He said, “Both of them have to take part in the atonement procedures so that they won’t have any future problem. Any marriage she would be going into must not be elaborate. They should go far away and avoid any flamboyant wedding.”
The Ooni got married to his now estranged wife at an elaborate traditional marriage which held in Benin, the capital of Edo State on March 16, 2016.
The ex-queen announced the royal marital crash on August 30, 2017 when the she declared the marriage is no more on Instagram.