Marrying many wives in Yoruba land signifies wealth and prosperity. The Yoruba king is not a one-wife monarch and has the grace to marry as many wives as he wishes.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ọjájá II has taken a third wife, Tobi Phillips who is said to be his longtime lover.
The 51st and current Ooni of Ife’s union with Phillips makes it his 6th wedding. On Sunday, October 9, 2022 got married low key to 30 year old Tobi Phillips, making her his third wife. Tobi will be taken to the Ooni’s palace and formally welcomed into his home as an Olori, later in the week.
His recent marriage comes only weeks after he took a second wife, Olori Elizabeth Opeoluwa Akinmuda and his first wife, Olori Mariam Anako.
WITHIN NIGERIA brings you details about the new queen.
Tobi Phillips was born June 4, 1992; currently 30 years old.
She is a native of Okitipupa, Ondo State.
Tobi Phillips runs a popular fashion label QTP Luxury Fashion, and has been a 3D artist since 2018.
Tobi Phillips is a graduate of Marine Science from the University of Lagos.
The latest Queen is a former model and beauty queen.
In 2012, ex-beauty queen, Tobi Phillips won the World Miss University Africa (WMUA) in 2012.
Tobi Phillips has allegedly been Ooni’s lover for over six years.
In 2018, the news made rounds that the Ooni was set to marry Tobi Phillips following his divorce from Olori Wuraola Zainab Otiti.
According to sources close to Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the King was in a very serious relationship with Tobi Phillips, who he started dating following his separation.
Unfortunately, the marriage never saw daylight as the Ooni in 2018 got married to Prophetess Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi, who bore him his heir.
Speaking on her personality, Phillips revealed:
“I don’t quarrel, I am easy going. I don’t quarrel because I don’t think I have the energy to argue. I rarely get angry, for me to be, then it means that person must have been a pest and done such a thing over and again. I will just warn the person and say, ‘you have done this before; I don’t want you to continue doing it’. I tend to forget easily and I have learned to live with people of various characters. Also, I tend to ignore anyone with a nasty character. I like being truthful, I like calm environment. I hate falsehood, I hate being cheated. There are some people who feel they are smart and who tend to play on people’s intelligence but I can’t stand that. If you have confidence in yourself, there is no need to tell lies.”