19-year-old Ondo Monarch to marry more than one Wife


Oba Oloyede Adeyeoba Akinghare ll, the Arujale Ojima of Okeluse, in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State disclosed that he will marry more than one wife as tradition demands.

The 19-year-old monarch who recently graduated from secondary school, explained that it is compulsory that he marries more than one wife.

In his words:

“Yes it is compulsory I will marry more than one wife. In our tradition here, it is compulsory for a king to have more than one wife because the first wife, if she has a male child, the male child will become the next king and the second wife’s first male child will become what we call Eleki and, if the first wife does not have a male child and the second wife has, it is the first male child of the second wife that will become the next king. The Eleki is the second in command to the king; if the king is not around, the Eleki will be in charge.”

He added that he has lots of female friends but he is too shy to talk to girls, hence he is willing to wait till he gets more matured before getting married.