In spite of the spirited attempts to hide their marriage troubles, three events in the last one week exposed the union of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and Olori Wuraolu Zaynab Otiti Ogunwusi as ghastly wounded.
The events, on Saturday, August 12, at Lagos airport, all through the week in Ile Ife and on Saturday, August 19, further showed the troubles in the 16-month union.
And here are the three events:
1. The Lagos airport snub by King and Queen
Olori Wuraola Zaynab Otiti Ogunwusi was already at the lounge as she awaited the announcement of her flight to Abuja. And Ooni walked in with his entourage. But wife ignored husband. And as husband became aware of his wife, he failed to acknowledge her.
Both left the lounge without any exchange of pleasantries.
And those who witnessed the shocking scenario knew the issues are so humongous to warrant such public snub.
2. Absence of Olori Wuraola from Osun festival
One of the most important festivals in Nigeria, the celebration of the goddess of love and sweet waters in Osun state was not attended by Olori Wuraola who was said to be shuttling between Lagos and Abuja.
The festival which was all through the week saw hundreds adorning white with the Ooni leading devotees.
3. Failure to return after the tales flew afield
Failure of the Olori to quickly dash back to Ile Ife after the internet was abuzz (on Monday, August 14) with marital troubles signalled deeper problems.
Even after encomium.ng was informed that she was on her way back to the palace on Wednesday, August 16, she had not arrived by Saturday, August 19.
These three events exposed the marriage as suffering a crushing collision with collateral damages…