–Pix: Father and daughter
“I was a pregnant teen, but he(Ooni) was nowhere to be found, and I bore the responsibilities for our child, and paid the physical and social cost of raising her alone in my mom’s house,” Mother Omolara insists
Contrary to ex-Queen Omolara Olatunbosun, estranged wife of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, that the Ife Monarch was an absentee father to their daughter, Princess Adeola Ogunwusi, the daughter has come out publicly to counter her mum, affirming that she truly loves her dad with all due respects. She describes the Ooni as not just a dad, but also a friend that listens and really cares.
In her verified Instagram handle, adeola_oguns, Adeola said: “Kabiyesi, I am who I am today because of you.” Kabiyesi, I don’t think I can ever forget to get used to the way you carry my matter on your head… the pride in your eyes whenever you talk about me; it is always my daughter this , my daughter that. Wahala for who no get daughter o!”
” Kabiyesi, I am who I am today because of you…the love and admiration you constantly shower on me has made me into this kind and thoughtful young woman. Thank you for being who you are, you are forever generous and loving . I love you today, tomorrow and forever.”
But the Princess’ mum, Omolara Olatubosun, who repeatedly glosses over Ooni’s constant reference to his daughter as the apple of his eye whom he raised as a single father, could not take any of that.
She maintains that the truth remains that the monarch was an absentee father, describing his claim of a loving father as mendacious and having no basis in fact, but has gone on for too long.
“I was, in fact, the single parent. He was, until our daughter was old enough, an absentee father.”
Omolara who said she gave birth to Adeola as a result of a teenage relationship with Oba Ogunwusi, described his claim that he fathered her daughter as a “single father as a lie struggling for tap root, noting: “unfortunately, a lie goes a long way around the world before the truth gets a chance to tie its shoes. So, this is my attempt at correcting the record.
“I want to put it on record now in public that there’s not an iota of truth to that claim, and I challenge him to prove me wrong.
“I repeat, Yeye Ogunwusi was never present in Adeola’s life for the first 10 years of her growing up which makes the “single father” narrative shocking, annoying and disrespectful to hear by all who know the truth of the story.
“I, Omolara, took care of my daughter physically, financially and emotionally, with the moral support of my mother and siblings. I was a pregnant teen, but he was nowhere to be found, and I bore the responsibilities for our child, and paid the physical and social cost of raising her alone in my mom’s house,” she maintained in a statement, weekend./SHARE THIS
Below, Princess Adeola’s post: