Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has spoken out after his estranged wife, Prophetess Naomi Silekunola, announced their separation on Instagram on December 23.
The 28-year-old prophetess announced the dissolution of her three-year marriage to the Ooni in a statement posted on her verified Instagram handle @queensilekunolanaomiogunwusi.
However, in what appears to be a subtle response to the trending controversy, the Monarch advised everyone to “reach out to neighbours, especially those who haven’t had it easy throughout the year” on his official Facebook page (Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi – Ojaja II).
The Monarch wrote:
“I join all and sundry in the joyous occasion of this particular season. As we all know it’s one of joy, celebrations and a deep reflection on what Olódùmarè has done through the year.
As we do take time to celebrate with our families and loved ones, I implore you to reach out to your neighbours, especially those who haven’t had it as easy through the year.
It is my prayer that you’ll continue to find strength to celebrate in joy, peace, and abounding love which is the bedrock of this special occasion.
Royal blessings from the House of Oduduwa and compliments of the season.”