When Queen Naomi Silekunola, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, announced her separation from the monarch in December 2021, many people were taken aback. Later, she would publish a letter on her verified Instagram account revealing that she had given the young Ife monarch her position as an Olori.
The first indication that things are tough in the marriage was her glaring absence from the palace on her husband’s sixth coronation anniversary that December. Many days after leaving the palace voluntarily, some reports claimed that she had wished she hadn’t posted the messages on social media and had ended her relationship with the monarch instead of talking to him about the problems. After the incident, she reportedly received criticism.
Some had predicted that the matrimonial ‘crisis’ would be settled in no time. But this is not to be as the mother of one has since become a history in the life of the monarch.
However, it seems the light-skinned former queen is still embittered over the development. She comes across as someone who still nurses a deep wound in her heart, as she has refused to get the whole saga off her mind.
It was gathered by Society Watch that since she left the palace unceremoniously, she has taken the fight to social media, particularly Instagram, sending subtle jabs at the monarch.
Following her encounter with the Assistant Commissioner of Police at the AIG’s office (Zone 17) in Akure last week, she wrote: “No woman deserves to be bullied. Walking away from abuse should not take away your fundamental human rights and dignity as a woman. What just happened with the Assistant Commissioner of police at the AIG’s office (Zone 17) in Akure is a pointer to the fact that the system has failed womanhood again. Does it mean that walking away from a relationship means you should commit suicide?”
Reacting to the post, her sister, Simi Oluwaseyi, wrote: “No woman deserves 1% of what you went through, still going through. You have really tried and enough is enough!!!! It’s about time the sleeping dog wakes!!!”
Still seething with anger, Naomi wrote in reply to her sister’s comment that “It will be a rude awakening you know when I am pushed I will rather d*e…..thank you all for standing by me through this very difficult period, they don’t know what’s going on but God will be faithful.”