5 Wives Of Popular Yoruba Monarchs That Left The Palace


Some popular Yoruba monarchs have experienced ‘Breakfast’ a term used by many young people to describe heartbreak or when their spouses dump them.

In this article, Naija News brings to you a list of two popular Yoruba monarchs whose wives exited the palace in unclear circumstances.

Late Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi reportedly had over 18 wives before his demise but three fled the palace because they wanted to be “free” and they never return even after his death. These ‘Runaway Queens’ includes Badirat, Aanu and Damilola.

Queen Badirat Ola

Queen Badirat Ola

1. Queen Badirat Ola: She was considered the late monarch’s ‘oxygen’ as she was the youngest and closest to him among other wives. She was also a regular feature beside the Alaafin at social functions.

The queen left the palace in 2020 and became a slay queen on Instagram.

However, her exit from the palace came as a surprise especially after she was accused of involving in an illicit affair with popular Fuji musician, K1 D Ultimate, (a claim she denied).

Queen Ola in a tribute to the monarch after his death narrated how she got into trouble in the Alaafin’s palace when the late monarch started to show other wives she was his favourite.

In the post shared on Instagram, she wrote: “The father of my kids, whom I met at an impressionable age, left when it was least expected. Whenever I tell people that the bond we share can be likened to that of a ‘Siamese’, having been married to you at age 19, they are more than transfixed.

“We were practically best of friends but the moment they had an inkling about whom your favourite was, everything flopped.”

Queen Aanu

Queen Aanu

2. Queen Aanu: This queen unceremoniously walked out of the palace in November 2020. In a post shared on her Instagram page, Queen Aanu raised an alarm that her life is in danger after she took the decision to walk out of her marriage with the monarch.

According to Aanu, she took the decision to walk out of the union as she couldn’t continue to live in bondage.

Queen Damilola

Queen Damilola

3. Queen Damilola: In what seemed like a desperate move, Queen Damilola walked out of her marriage shortly after her co-queen, Aanu, left in November 2020.

When she left her marital abode, she accused the traditional monarch of maltreating her, a claim she later debunked when life became difficult for her.

In an apology, the ex-queen pleaded with the Alaafin and the royal family to be allowed to return to the palace and accused her friends of leading her astray.

Wuraola Zaynab Otiti

Wuraola Zaynab Otiti

Ooni Of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogwunsi is another monarch that has suffered a similar fate to Alaafin of Oyo.

When the Ooni of Ife settled in as the King in 2015 he decided to marry again after his first wife Adebukola Bombata reportedly refused his decision to join the race for the throne.

The union crashed after Ooni’s coronation and Adebukola moved to the United Kingdom.

The Ooni found love again with Zaynab Otiti Obanor and they married at an elaborate traditional marriage held in Benin, the Edo State capital on March 16, 2016.

4. Wuraola Zaynab Otiti: The marriage of Ooni of Ife to beautiful Wuraola Zaynab Otiti hit the rocks in 2018 less than two years after it was contracted in an elaborate ceremony.

Olori Wuraola voluntarily packed out of the palace,  otherwise known as the House of Oduduwa and never returned.

In the wake of the separation, many hurled accusations bordering on infidelity at Olori Wuraola and also called her unprintable names.

Chanel Chin

Chanel Chin

5. Chanel Chin: Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi got married to Chanel Chin shortly after he ascended the throne of his forefathers on November 10, 2015, but the union crashed in December 2019.

However, the reason for the separation between the traditional ruler and his ex-wife, a Jamaican, who had a boy named Oduduwa for him could not be ascertained.


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