The former wife of the Ooni of Ife, Queen Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi, has ruled out the possibility of returning to the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
In an interview with The PUNCH, Queen Naomi, who recently clocked 30, stated that she has no plan of retuning to the palace as she cannot survive living with the six new Queens in the palace.
“Do I look like someone who can survive in the midst of six mature and strong women? No! She is but a soft, strong, gentle woman and I can’t be a square peg in a round hole,” she stated.
She also stated that she is a perfectionist who is full of innocence, adding that while growing up she ward off men by going around with her family.
She said, “I was always going in company with people, especially family members. I had older siblings and I had my mum. Every time I went out to minister or see people, you would never see me alone. It was like that and it was so difficult that people wondered, ‘Who’s going to marry her?’ Because, how are you going to approach me? You’re never going to see me alone”.
Queen Naomi shocked many in December 2021 when she announced her separation from Oba Ogunwusi.
Just two days to Christmas, she wrote on Instagram that she tried to make the union work but added that the Ooni’s public identity is at variance with “his true self”.