The spokesperson of the Ooni of Ife has revealed that the monarch learned of his separation from his wife, Olori Naomi, via social media just like every other person did.
The news that Queen Naomi has left the Ooni of Ife is the top conversation amongst Nigerians on Twitter.
The Queen made the announcement herself and explained why she chose to leave her marriage.
According to her, she tried to make the union work but said the monarch’s public identity is at variance with “his true self”.
Reacting, the palace spokesperson in an interview with DailyTrust said the monarch was unaware of the reason why his wife took such a decision without any quarrel or prior discussion.
“Ooni of Ife was not aware of the separation. As at Wednesday evening, Kabiyesi arranged Christmas gifts for the Queen and the gift was delivered. Like other people, Ooni also read about the divorce in the media and it was a rude shock.”he said