The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, graciously hosted the cast of the popular reality show, Real Housewives of Lagos, at his palace.
A captivating video clip shared on Instagram showcased some cast members, including Iyabo Ojo, Chioma Ikokwu, and Tania Omotayo, engaging in a unique conversation with the revered monarch.
Upon their arrival at the palace, Ooni's queen, Aderonke Ademiluyi-Ogunwusi, extended a warm welcome to the guests and provided guidance on the proper way to address the king as he entered.
During the interaction, the Ooni of Ife delved into an intriguing topic, discussing the concept of witchcraft. He asserted that every woman possesses a "witchcraft spirit," emphasizing that this spirit is centered around manipulation. The king went on to explain that the power of women lies in their natural ability to manipulate positively.
He stated, “Every woman has that witchcraft spirit in them but you know people just probably think it is a negative thing, but witchcraft is all about manipulation. If you know how to manipulate very well. And that’s the power of a woman. You have a natural manipulative spirit, and you should manipulate in a very positive way."
In response to this revelation, Iyabo Ojo sought clarification, inquiring whether the king meant that all women were witches. The Ooni affirmed this, emphasizing that they are "good witches."
This unique encounter between the Real Housewives of Lagos cast and the Ooni of Ife provides a glimpse into the intersection of traditional beliefs and contemporary culture. The discussion on witchcraft, framed in a positive light, adds an intriguing layer to the ongoing conversations about women's empowerment and the diverse perspectives that shape our understanding of cultural practices. The blending of tradition and modernity in this encounter reflects the rich tapestry of Nigeria's cultural landscape.