I have never said a word about our new Olori Wuraola, or Sonia Itohan Wuraola Otiti, wife to our king, the gatekeeper of the Yoruba people, the bastion of our culture and the upholder of our legends, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
I did not whisper a word about and of the salacious rumours that made the rounds about her before and during her marriage to the king. Not because I believed or disbelieved, but because it was none of my business or indeed, any of our business.
If he likes it then I love it. He must have consulted with the elders and they must have given their consent for that wedding to go through and for her to be crowned Queen. She’s alright in my book. No qualms here.
And it was all fun and games until she decided to open her mouth recently at a function in Maryland during her tour with her husband.
This woman said something something gender equality something something women can’t be the same as men…in fact, I’ll let you watch it yourself:
Her Majesty, Queen Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi gave a powerful speech to the Emerging Womens Forum on June 16, 2016 where she spoke about strength of women and what Gender equality means to her. "I am not a huge fan of Gender equality. We can’t be equal, We cant be men. We have our roles to play here, a very pivotal one." Her Majesty went on to speak about the powerful roles women play and how women should tap into their powers by exploring themselves in order to reach extraordinary heights, as opposed to fighting for power with their male counterparts. ⏹️ (video 1 of 4) #OoniofIfe #QueenWuraolaOgunwusi #TheOoniVisitsAmerica #HMWuraola
What is she saying? Must she talk? Is it by force to talk? Can’t she sit beside her husband looking all regal and bleached and sturves?? (Don’t lie and say you didn’t peep them knuckles. God hates lies). Why don’t people actually educate themselves on what gender equality is before actually speaking on it? Do you think gender equality is the same as gender replacement? Can a tomato replace an apple in a fruit salad? Does that make the tomato any less a fruit? Or can we use cabbage to make vegetable soup just because we recognise that all vegetables should have equal rights? Books are allowed in the palace, right?
Apart from the fact that she is NOT Yoruba, she could no more be monarch than Prince Phillip could be the ruler of the United Kingdom. The UK did not practice gender equality by having a female ruler; this is a blood sontin. Her ‘decision’ not to collect the crown and staff of office from her husband was not
Why did she even speak?
And while we’re on the subject, what the flaming, fiery HELL was that accent supposed to be? What in the name of Obatala is “impoltant“? Who did this? Who advised this? Who allowed this? No! We wee not take eet!
She maybe had a couple of good points but we’ll never know. Because all I heard was “Blah blah blah” Nobody asked you, Queen. Please take a seat.
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