According to popular Ifa Traditionalist, Actor and Author, Yemi Elebuibon, any man who sleeps with the Ooni of Ife’s ex-queen, Olori Wuraola without the appropriate cleansing may die prematurely.
He made this statement while speaking about the crash of the 17-month marriage between the Olori and Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife. Though he explained that the Ooni would not be the first Yoruba Oba to be separated from his wife, Elebuibon stressed that marriage breakup is not very common among Yoruba Obas.
“the wife of the Oba will be asked to consult Ifa and Ifa will give directions on how she will make the necessary atonement for her cleansing. In Yoruba tradition, a woman who has been married to a king cannot lay with any other man even if the marriage breaks up. But when the right atonements have been made, there won’t be problem”
When the Actor was also asked about the problems the ex-wife of the Oba could face if she didn’t go through with the cleansing, he added,
“for the woman, she might not really have a problem but for any man who sleeps with a queen or marries an ex-queen without the appropriate cleansing, the man may die prematurely, he may be struck with sickness or there might be retrogression in his life”
If the ex-queen decides to remarry, he warned that she would have to go through the traditional cleansing rites with her new husband and they’ll have to settle for a quiet wedding so as to avoid any problems.
“Any marriage she would be going into must not be elaborate. They should go far away and avoid any flamboyant wedding”