The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has married a new wife, Mariam Anako, about nine months after then Queen Naomi Silekunola announced her separation from the first-class monarch.
Videos making rounds online show the monarch and some chiefs praying for the new bride while she knelt before the king.
Here are five things to know about the new queen of Ile Ife:
Mariam is from the Ebira ethnic group in Kogi State. Anako’s parents are based in Ilorin. It was gathered that the new queen lost her dad at a young age.
She lost her father at a young age and was reportedly brought up in the home of the former inspector general of police Mohammed Abubakar. Her mother is a retired police officer.
Based on her LinkedIn profile, she is an administrative manager in an oil and gas firm that is also into engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning.
Her elder sister, Medina Anako is a lawyer, businesswoman, and also Special Adviser on Intergovernmental Affairs and Kogi State Diaspora Focal Point Officer (DFPO) to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
She is the fourth woman to marry the monarch whose last union with Prophetess Naomi Ogunwusi crashed in December 2021.