“Please go and bring husband to Daddy that all I need” – Ooni of Ife tells daughter, Princess Adeola as she celebrates her 30th birthday

Princess Adeola, who turns 30 today, has received a heartfelt message from her father, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife.

Taking to his Instagram page, the monarch expressed his gratitude for the fulfilling life she has lived and prayed for God’s guidance on her.

He reminisced about how, when she turned 10, he would talk to her about school and her future. When she turned 20, he encouraged her to listen and understand the importance of morals and well-being, even as she sought independence.

Now that she is 30, he is talking marriage to her, as he demanded she bring him a husband. He wrote:

“Princess Adeola, Aanuoluwapo, Atutunini, Bamdefe Ogunwusi, Omo Ojaja II. I am truly grateful for the fulfilling life you have lived. May God Almighty continue to be with you in all your endeavors. Amen!

When you turned 10, your father would talk to you about school and your future. At 20, he encouraged you to listen and understand the importance of morals and well-being, even as you sought independence.

Now that you are 30, you are a grown woman. Your father senses that you no longer wish to be advised as independence has finally set in.

I talked 10 to you and I got your subtle independence behavior in return, I talked 20 to you and still got your near obvious independence behavior in return. Now I’m talking 30 to a grown woman, so go and bring a husband to daddy o…

With love from the throne of Oduduwa.

Congratulations, and may God continue to guide you in all your pursuits.”

The Ooni is a proud father of five. Princess Adeola is his first child from his teenage years, and he has a son with his estranged queen, Naomi Silekunola.

In 2022, the Yoruba monarch surprised many by publicly celebrating the first birthday of a daughter he welcomed with one of his concubines.

Following their divorce, Queen Naomi Silekunola revealed that her husband, the monarch, had other women in the palace. The Ooni confirmed this by celebrating his daughter in style, likening her to his late mother.

In March, the Ooni announced the birth of his twins with his third wife, Olori Tobi Phillips, and expressed gratitude to his creator.

Olori Tobi also expressed gratitude to her Maker, noting how God gave her double for her trouble. The twins have since been christened according to Ile Ife tradition and culture.

The King is married to six wives: Olori Mariam, Olori Elizabeth Akinmuda, Olori Tobi Phillips, Olori Ashley, Olori Ronke, and Olori Temitope.

While marking his 48th birthday and seventh coronation anniversary, the Ooni clarified why he married Mariam Anako and the others.

He explained that he tried making some changes but couldn’t because of the traditional heritage of Ile Ife.