Oba Saheed Elegushi celebrates 5th wedding anniversary with second wife, Olori Hadiza

Oba Saheed Elegushi celebrates 5th wedding anniversary with second wife, Olori Hadiza

On Friday, Oba Saheed Elegushi, the 21st Elegushi of the Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom, showed off his romantic side by not only celebrating his second wife,

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On Friday, Oba Saheed Elegushi, the 21st Elegushi of the Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom, showed off his romantic side by not only celebrating his second wife, Hadiza Yakasai, on his official social media handles, he threw a lavish party to mark the day in Abuja.

Some of those present at the party were Femi Gbajabiamila, the president’s chief of staff; Dapo Abiodun, Ogun State governor etc.

The 48-year-old monarch married Olori Hadiza, a Kano indigene, at the Jumaat Mosque in Yankaba, Kano State, in May 2019. They both welcomed a set of twins in 2020 but unfortunately lost the male twin, Elegushi’s heir apparent when he was just a year and seven months old.

Olori Hadiza is the daughter of Kano political figure Tanko Yakasai and a business development manager at an oil and gas industry firm. 

Five years later, Oba Elegushi, with unwavering commitment, has reflected on their love story while pledging his steadfast commitment to their union.

His anniversary post read: “Reaching a five-year anniversary signifies more than just half a decade together; it’s a testament to strong commitment and enduring love. Our fifth anniversary is a milestone of over 1,800 days of friendship and nonstop love. Thank you for choosing to share this amazing journey with me. Happy five-year anniversary, my Queen.”

Olori Hadiza, who leads a private life, is inactive on social media.

He married his first wife, Olori Sekinat, in 2003. They have three daughters. Seven years later, he ascended the throne after his father, Oba Yekini Adeniyi Elegushi, passed on.

Two years after Oba Elegushi took Hadiza as his second wife, his first wife, Olori Sekinat, shared her feelings about the situation. She described the decision as a ‘bitter pill to swallow’.

She expressed her disbelief and initial resistance to sharing her husband with another woman. However, she eventually accepted it as part of the sacrifices and demands that come with the throne.