Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ile-Ife, married Mariam Anako on Tuesday and welcomed her into the palace.
Mariam works as an administrative manager for a company that specializes in oil and gas and also does engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning.
Contrary to reports that the Ooni’s new wife, Queen Mariam Adewusi, was greeted at the palace by a small number of people, images from the occasion showed that the queen was greeted flamboyantly by the palace staff and Chiefs.
Traditional priests invoke blessing on the new queen before she was accepted by the king in the inner chamber, following a brief traditional ceremony done by female members of the royal family at the palace’s entrance.
Other traditional leaders, besides the Ooni, were present to glitzily welcome the Kogi-born queen to her new home.
Here are some more images of the Ooni and his bride Mariam from their recent wedding: