Exclusive: Ooni’s New Woman Unveiled … Trailed by Scandal

Ooni and Emmanuela stepping out.

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, appears to have found love again after his recent separation from his Queen, Wuraola.

But the new love hoping to replace the Queen has a past that is now haunting her future.

NewsmakersNG learnt that Emmanuella Ropo was twice married with children and she has been in circulation for a while.

Her first marriage to one Joshua Adewale, an oil dealer, produced two children – girls, then she hooked one Femi and had her third child – a boy. She had allegedly been spotted with a popular Abeokuta-based Fuji musician, Alhaji Sefiu Alao Adekunle aka Omo Oko, who lost his wife last December, as well as a senior customs officer whose daughter got married recently at Oniru, in Lagos, and one Engr. Toye, who is allegedly a friend of the Ooni.

Femi and Emmanuella in the heat of passion.

It has been revealed that Emmanuella, who hails from Abeokuta in Ogun State, has just ended her well documented steamy love affair with Femi, who had moved into her house at Anthony Enahoro Estate in Ogba, Ikeja. Pictures taken when love was blind have all been sent to NewsmakersNG.

Femi and Emmanuella smooching inside their Ogba-Lagos home.

Emmanuella recently stepped out with the Ooni to attend a high-society wedding in Lagos.

NewsmakersNG also learnt that one of Ooni’s sisters, Adesola, aka Yeye Two, is not comfortable with the unfolding scenario.

According to a source, Emmanuella and Oba Ogunwusi had been seeing each other before the crash of Ooni’s marriage.

Another source said that the romance was gingered after the marriage crashed in August, and scouts went all out looking for another Queen for the King.

One of the scouts, close to Ooni’s family, is an Apapa-Lagos-based socialite and business tycoon. She hails from Ilesha, and she’s a toast of musicians in Lagos.

Emmanuella is one of the ladies she has groomed in her circle.

She allegedly introduced Emmanuella to Oba Ogunwusi, and they took to each other like duck to water.

But some of those in the know have started shouting: ‘Let the Buyer Beware!’

Femi and Emmanuella in their love nest.
The estranged lovebirds with the product of their brief union, Jeremiah.

Emmanuella has, however, started clearing the cobwebs on her path.

First, she allegedly picked a fight with Femi, the live-in lover, and then sent him packing.

Femi was an Estate Agent in Abuja before he moved in with Emmanuella.

Oba Ogunwusi married his first wife, Bukola, in 2008. He divorced her and married Wuraola on March 12, 2016. The marriage lasted for 17 months.

The Ooni and his first wife on their wedding day.
Ooni and the former Olori Wuraola.
  • Prophet Bumie

    To the Highness, the head of the Yorubas, I think your elders are misleading you, or you’re not listening to them. We have young girls who are virgins sir, in which you can marry as many as you wish, afteral money is not the issue. Please sir, they want to use women to torpido your reign.

  • Timothy Adebayo Fasheun

    I suggest the Oni should take break to pen basic attributes which inclide temperament, social status, worldview , education, etc he desires in a woman. This needs be done before going into a third marriage. A stable and sober woman is not aquired in a hurry..Until such a desired candidate woman is tested and cleared she should not acompany the King publicly. Being a public figure, The Ooni should be mindful of the type of lifestyle signals he is sending to the youths and his subjects.

  • Omawumi Obozuwa

    This oba must really have a thing for second hand stuffs.