I gave Ooni 72-hour ultimatum to pull down claim that he singlehandedly raised our child – Adeola’s mum

Younger Ooni with Adeola

There is disquiet between the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and Omolara Olatubosun, who is the mother of his first daughter, Adeola.

The woman is angry over a recent claim by the monarch that he singlehandedly raised Adeola.

He had said this during the daughter’s birthday.

Omolara said this was far from the truth, alleging that the oba, who had Adeola when he was 19, was not there for the child.

Adeola, Ooni and Omolara

She noted that she had given the Ooni a 72-hour ultimatum to bring down the post in which he made the claim, but he did not do so.

As a result, she has come into the open to battle the king.

She says, “The first time he saw the child was at the hospital after I had given birth. He came with a letter of apology and spent only about five minutes. He didn’t see her again until four years later.

“When she was four, he begged me to allow Adeola to be the flower girl at his sister’s wedding, that was the second time he saw her.

“Adeola started visiting him for holidays when she was 13 and only went to live with him when she was 15. That is after his people begged me to allow her stay with them.

“I don’t want to be known with that guy, I don’t want to have anything to do with him. I don’t want drama, he likes drama. He likes the fame, I don’t want the fame.

“I have sent him private messages to warn him to set the records straight. He knows he is lying; why he’s doing that, I don’t know. I asked why he had to lie because he has been lying since the day I met him.

“I have reached out to him more than once. He was adamant and said I was rude to him. I gave him a 72-hour ultimatum to take the post down if he could not face the world and say the truth. I told him to pull the post down because it is a disrespect to all the hard work that I have put into raising my child.

“When he became a king, I made excuses for him. For the past six, seven years, people have been coming to me asking me to tell his story and I turned all that down because I did not just want my face out there. All I care about is saying the truth and setting the records straight.

Omolara and Adeola

“I won’t take away the fact that he sent her abroad for school. He did that; it wasn’t my penny in there. I have been silent because of my daughter, but what sort of role model would I be to her if I don’t set the records straight?

“This is not about a rumour, I am only debunking lies about my life story. I’ve known him for 40 years and I was seven years old when we became friends. Whatever he is doing that is bad, that’s none of my business, but this one is my business.”