- Jubilation is currently in the city of Ile-Ife following the arrival of an heir to the throne
- The traditional monarch’s wife, Olori Silekunola, welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday, November 18
- However, palace sources have now revealed that tradition will not allow the monarch set eyes on his son anytime soon
Nigerians on social media, particularly those of Yoruba descent, woke up to the exciting news that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his wife, Olori Silekunola, finally welcomed their first child together since they got married.
It was reported that the highly revered monarch shared the exciting news of his son’s arrival on Wednesday, November 18.
However, amid the excitement of the prince’s arrival, palace sources have now revealed that the monarch will not be allowed to set eyes on his son any time soon, Kemi Ashefon reports.
The same media gathered that the reason for the development has a lot to do with longstanding tradition, that forbids an Ooni from seeing the newborn or the mother until the natural hair of the child has been completely scraped off, and this could be in about six months time.
In addition, the sources disclosed that some rites would be performed before the heir to the throne is brought to the palace, and his arrival would be widely celebrated.
The palace source was quoted to have said:
"Then, some rites would have been performed and he would now be brought to the palace amidst pomp and pageantry. No Ooni sees newborn babies, they are given birth to outside the palace.”
Recall that some months ago, the queen had to vacate the palace while she was still heavily pregnant and the action resulted in speculations about a fault marriage.
However, a post on the official Instagram page of the queen dismissed such rumours and assured concerned parties that her marriage is intact.
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