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Five Important Things To Know About Ooni Of Ife’s New Queen, Mariam


Sep 7, 2022

The Ooni of f Ile-Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has officially welcomed his new wife, Olori Mariam Anako, into the palace on Tuesday.

Naija News reports that photos of the event, was shared by Nigerian journalist Dele Momodu who captured the beautiful moments.

Some of the photos show the imperial majesty and his wife serving couple goals and others captured the moment when Ooni was praying for his wife.

Ooni’s new marriage is coming barely seven months after his estranged wife, Naomi Silekunola announced their separation on social media.

Here are five things to know about the new queen of Ile Ife:

1, Mariam Anako is a native of the Ebira ethnic group in Kogi but grew up in Ilorin. She lost her father at a young age.

2, She was reportedly brought up in the home of the former inspector general of police Mohammed Abubakar. Her mother is a retired police officer.

3, She is an administrative manager in an oil and gas firm that is also into engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning, according to her LinkedIn profile.

4, 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. While another of her elder siblings, Mrs Raliat Abdulrahman nee Anako is a Special Adviser to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila.

5, She is the fourth woman to marry the monarch whose last union with Prophetess Naomi Ogunwusi crashed in December 2021.

This article was originally published on Naija News