Olori Ladun Sijuade Reminisces On 32-Year-Old Marriage To Ooni Of Ife
The CEO of Dalora Ventures has been married to the prominent king for about 30 years now. Recently, she revealed the secrets of her successful marriage to the royal father. She said the main reason she fell head over heels in love with the king is because he has a listening ear, pays attention to everything she says to him, and he is very caring and supportive.
The Buckingham University graduate of Law, Economics and Politics while speaking recently, said: “I have been married to the same man for over 30 years and it has been memorable. I met him in London in the company of my uncle, Oba Oyebade Lipede, the late Alake of Egbaland. His listening ear was the first trait that endeared me to him. He paid complete attention to everything I said and still keeps this trait. He was also pretty shy but underneath all that he was caring, strong and supportive”.
On what she learnt from her late husband, the London-trained lawyer added: “I learnt to understand him, give him his space, a whole of load of patience. Over 30 years, Kabiyesi has assigned me the duty of representing him in Nigeria and abroad when it was impossible for him to attend functions and I still do them and in-between, I fit in, looking after my mum and running my wholesale food business”.
Olori Ladun still remains one of Nigeria’s top enduring beauties of all time.