Meet Ooni Of Ife’s Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi’s New Bride: Tope Adesegun. She’s the Deputy Convener of Hopes Alive Initiative.
Temitope Adesegun is an on-air personality, a talented presenter with unprecedented disposition. Highly cerebral, precise, accurate and objective in all assignment. Temitope is a vibrant and result focused professional with over 15 years progressive experience as a public administrator at several levels and leader in health and other developmental communications and advocacy strategies.
Widely revered in management, Temitope bagged diplomas in Linguistics and Data Processing from the University of Lagos in 1998 and 2000 respectively and a Bachelors’ in Business Administration from the same university. She enjoyed a private sector career as anadministrative executive and public relations officerat several organisations.
In 2009, Mrs Adesegun became the Personal Assistant to the Secretary to the Lagos State Government: Princess Adenrele Adeniran-Ogunsanya; a position she managed till the end of her political tenure in 2011. Temitope is also a certified alumnus of the following Universities: University of Oxford, United Kingdom, INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, United Kingdom and Harvard Kennedy School of Government in the United States. Temitope has developed a strong commitment to development; an advocate of the now rested Millennium Development Goals and determined proponent of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
With commitment to public service and sheer determination to making positive impact; Temitope became the anchor and host of the Lagos State Ministry of Health Public Health Advocacy Program: Health-Wise which aired for 4 years to propagate appropriate information and improve knowledge of the 20 million residents in Lagos on Public health challenges faced in the state. The programme engaged leaders and stakeholders in the Lagos State Health System to tackle the impact of several public health threats in Lagos. During the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria; Health-Wise was a strong advocacy platform for the Lagos State Government in disseminating appropriate information and curtailing the spread of the disease.
“With the Hopes Alive Initiative of His Imperial Majesty, all nongovernmental organizations all over the world can be in togetherness to seek firsthand information on the need of an organization who bears the same burden they bear and is willing to work closely with them, providing funds, partnerships, material and non-material aids just for the sole purpose of them achieving their organizational visions.”.
Only a rapscallion or brute from the bay of crooks could fault a King for exhibiting his divine right to love. Thus with no attempt at mischief, it couldn’t be wrong or distasteful for the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to fall head over heels in love again. And if the subject of his affection is none other than a drop-dead beauty, Tope Adesegun, so be it.
If it is indeed true that Oba Ogunwusi is smitten over Tope, then the kingdom of Ile Ife and high society are undeniably in for a long, interesting haul of romance and intrigues characteristic of love in royal and celebrity circles. You couldn’t fault Oba Ogunwusi for falling in love, and you couldn’t hate him for seeking her hand in marriage, even if you tried.
The pressure to get the Ooni to marry another wife is therefore predicated on the need to avoid any case of accidental discharge that might rubbish the traditional institution he represents. Soon after his second marriage to ex-wife, Wuraola Otiti Obanor, crashed to irreconcilable differences, Ooni seems to have rediscovered love in Tope Adesegun.
Though separated from his two estranged wives, Olori Adebukola and Wuraola, the Ooni is reckoned to be at an impressionable age, his level of power, influence and street cred nevertheless, to actually take his eyes off fine females. As of now, surreptitious moves are being made to get the respectable king to fill his multi-million naira palace with as many women as can satisfy His Royal Majesty’s libido.
In Africa, especially in this part, kings enjoy massive royal influence so much that if they chose to teem their palaces with as many women as they so wish, they are not expected to be questioned by any human, rather, they should be given all the support to make their wishes come to fruition; this overriding influence is so pronounced in the South West that the Yorubas call kings ‘Kabiyesi,’ which literally translates to ‘he whose actions cannot be questioned.