Oh well that might just be what it takes to be an olori!
A palace chief who has pleaded anonymity revealed to the Nation that by Ife tradition, none of the wives of the Late Ooni will be allowed to re-marry after the demise of their husband since the Ooni of Ife is not considered dead but have transitioned to a higher realm.
The late Ooni’s wives are Oloris Morisola, Ladun, Odunayo, Adedolapo and Linda and are aged between 40’s and 60’s.
The chief also said;
The rules is general and applies to all Oonis that have passed on and not peculiar to the wives of Oba Sijuwade, the immediate past Ooni. There may not be a clearly defined repercussion against the tradition but it is advisable that the order is obeyed at all times and for all generations. The best that can happen to the oloris left behind by any late Ooni is for them to remain single or be inherited by the reigning Ooni.
He added that it does not matter whether the wives are young or old, “what matters is that the tradition must be sustained in the overall interest of the society.”