Olori Sekinat, the first wife of Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Elegushi of Ikate-Elegushi, said she is not bothered by her husband’s love for women.
In an interview with BBC Yoruba, Sekinat, who married the monarch in 2003, said she knew at the beginning of their relationship that the monarch loves women.
The queen, who argued that all men are promiscuous, said she decided to continue with the relationship because of her love for him.
“My mum had a shop at Lagos Island. That’s where the king saw me and picked interest in me… I gave him a chance and we became friends,” she said.
“However, I told him that I had a boyfriend at the time but he said there’s no problem with that since we were only going to be friends.
Whenever I tell him that I’m going to see my boyfriend, he usually insists on accompanying me there. In fact, he knew my boyfriend then.
“In 2003, he proposed to me. I love him and he also loves me… despite the fact that he had other women in his life.
“For someone like him, who loves women, I ought to have turned him down that I cannot cope but we got along till he proposed and we got married.”
The monarch took a second wife in 2019, Olori Hadizat Elegushi.
Reflecting on how she copes with the monarch’s love for women, she said: “God has given me a patient and enduring spirit since childhood, my husband knows that I don’t disturb him on issues that have to do with women.
“That is because I know he truly loves me, and he always puts me first. So, I’m not scared because I know no one can take my place.
“It’s basically all men, it does not have to do with my husband alone. It is now left for the wife at home to handle the situation well. There is no man that is not promiscuous, it’s not possible except those that are yet to be born.”