By Sodiq Lawal
Arinola Olumuyiwa Ara has denied being interested in marrying Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyee Enitan Ogunwusi contrary to speculation in the media.
The frequency of the Arinola visit to the palace in recent time has generated rumour that she may be catching the attention of the Ooni after the king marriage separation with Olori Wuraola became public.
Since her appointment as Cultural Ambassador of Ile-Ife, people have been speculating that the sensational female talking drummer and performing artist may become the Ooni’s next Olori, but she has denied being romantically involved with the monarch
Ara in an interview said that her new secret lover is not the Ooni of Ife and it is impossible for her to become his next Olori.
“The truth is in Ife I am called Olori; people assume I am his woman. I have been called by the widows and certain people to please come and be the Olori. They believe I am perfect for him; I understand the culture, I understand him, we are very close but the truth is, it is not him, so I don’t blame people who assume it is him, honestly I don’t” she said.