“I will marry more than one wife” – Ondo monarch, 19, makes a vow

19-year-old Ondo monarch
The Arujale Ojima of Okeluse in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Oloyede Adeyeoba Akinghare ll, has pledged that he will wed more than one woman in accordance with custom.

In an interview with Sunday Vanguard, the 19-year-old monarch, who just received his secondary school diploma, made this disclosure.

He is quoted as saying,
“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 said.

Akinghare, who is the youngest ruling Yoruba monarch in Nigeria, also shared that he has female friends but he is too shy to talk to girls.

“I have a lot of them, but I want to grow a bit older and get more mature before I get involved with women, l mean get married. For now I don’t really like to talk to girls, so to woo a lady is hard for me because if you see me you will know I am a shy person.” he added.