Meet the new new queen and Olori of Ooni of Ife after the collapsed of his marriage to Olori Naomi Silekunola
She is called Olori Ashley and she is an entrepreneur and an accountant. The pretty queen runs a non-profit organization known as Ashley Adegoke Foundation.
She was based in London before relocating to Ile Ife.
Ashley isn’t a new entrant at the Ile-Ife palace, as she is also a blue-blood princess of another Ife ruling house, a descendant of a former Ooni lafogido. She is not a new lover in Ooni’s life too.
She has always been in the handsome monarch’s life even before he married Olori Wuraola (who left the palace and divorced the king) Mind you, Ashley took a part of Oba Adeyeye’s heart before Naomi Silekunola became his queen.
In fact, the Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi – Ojaja II, who clocked 47 years old last week, would have married Ashley before Naomi but there was an impediment — Ashely is a single mum.
Despite the fact that Oloori Naomi is recognized as the first Queen in the palace, she and her family members who live with her, know categorically that Ashley cannot be toyed with.
They all know she is a no-go area and the Ooni doesn’t tolerate any form of disrespect towards his beautiful Ashley.
Well, Ashley was unveiled as the latest queen during the 47th birthday of the Ooni in October 2021. Even Oloori Naomi acknowledged the presence of some queens in the palace while giving her vote of thanks at the surprise party organised for the king.
She referred to Ashley as the Princess of the Source and prayed for more queens in the palace.
Not a few followers of the Ooni on social were surprised when Oloori Ashley referred to the monarch as ‘my crown” in her birthday shout-out.