The new wife of Ooni of Ife, Mariam Ajibola, on Saturday stepped out for the first time with the monarch, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi as the annual Olojo Festival got underway in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Mariam, who attended the event with her husband, and other dignitaries that included; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and Osun state Deputy governor, Benedict Alabi, among others, was dressed in an all white attire, and was seen speaking with the royal father as different groups paid homage to the Ooni during the ceremony.
The new Yeyeluwa of Ife is attending Olojo, a major cultural celebration in Ile-Ife, during which the Ooni will adorn her with the ‘Are crown,’ for the first time as Ooni’s wife.
The new wife of Ooni was ushered into Ile Oodua Palace in Ile-Ife at 8pm on Tuesday, September 6 by her mother and other members of her family from Kogi and Kwara states and since then, she had not attended any public outing.
Until her marriage to Ooni, Mariam was said to have been an administrative manager in an oil and gas firm that is also into engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning.