Society watchers have often wondered why the trio of of Olori Omolara, Olori Yetunde and Olori Olabisi Tejuoso, wives of the Osile of Oke-Ila, Egba, Ogun State, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, suddenly went off the social grid they once dominated.
Once upon a time, they were the cynosure of all eyes at every social function they attended, always looking happy and radiant, garbed in matching outfits, headgears and sometimes jewelries too. They mostly attend events with their husband.
Sometimes which is usually few and far between, they attend without him but never alone all by themselves. What is more, the queens live in harmony, never had cause to bicker or raise a jealous eye against one another, an attitude that has astounded even the monarch’s critics who would give anything to know how he has managed for over 48 years to maintain peace in his home with three wives despite his claim as a born-again Christian.
But, a few years ago, the queens and their husbands decided to give social events a wide berth, perhaps due to age, or the need to get more spiritual. The queens however took many by surprise when they started off the year with their first social outing.
They attended the book launch of the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi early last week to mark the 7th anniversary of his coronation as king. They were in company with their husband who was the special guest of honour at the auspicious event.
As usual, the queens were garbed in similar attire and matching headgears, giving colour to the ceremony. Perhaps this would be the first of many more social outings to mark their return to the limelight.
Meanwhile, the book launch was a success by miles as many important dignitaries took time out of their busy schedule to honour the Oluwo with their presence.
Besides Abel Lanre Adeleke, the Chief Executive Officer of Peculiar Ultimate Concern Limited who was the chairman of the event and businessman and chairman of SIFAX Group, Taiwo Afolabi, who was the chief launcher, others who attended were; the Etsu of Nupeland, HRH Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, Akarigbo of Remoland, Dr Babatunde Ajayi; former Minister of Industries, Onike Akande; Aremo Segun Oniru, Sijibomi Ogundele; Obafemi Martins; Hon. Shina Peller; Dele Momodu and a host of others.