Princess Folashade Ogunwusi Fadairo is the eldest of the Royal trio sister of Ooni of Ife Kingdom. Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. The business merchant who has been shuttling between Ile-Ife and Lagos shared reasons why she relocated to Lagos.
It bond of the love between Ooni of Ife and his siblings could be said to be visible to the blind as the trio sister are see with fashion statement that speaks volume. They are indeed a bunch of broom that can not be easily broken.
In an interview with City People’s Society Reporter TITILOPE OGUNLEYE, she shares her experience in her recent marriage and how she has managed the cord between her sisters being the oldest. She also talked about what life has been and her experiences as the eldest sister of Ooni of Ife.
It is such a great honour to be a Princess, but asides that, who do you do ma?
I am self employed, I am into business.
Your are celebrating your birthday today, what age are you turning?
I am celebrating my 48th birthday, to the glory of God.
I must confess, you look younger and prettier than you age, how does that make you feel?
I feel great and happy. I have every cause to give glory to God Almighty. He has been so wonderful to me. God has really been there for me, so, I have all reasons to acknowledge and give Glory to him.
Can you share with us, what you have done to maintain this amazing stature and look?
Smiles… Nothing really, I eat less and if I am eating or eat at all, I don’t do breakfast, lunch, and dinner like most people do, I prefer to take lunch and in little quantity and I drink a lot of water. I don’t do three square meal like a lot of people do.
How does it feel being the sister of the great Ooni of Ife Kingdom?
Well, there is no difference, I give glory to God for making him the Ooni of Ife, Every Minute and time I give Glory to God, there is no special difference, I am still my very humble self. To my friends that we went to school together. I am still the shade they know. Nothing has really changed but I give glory to God.
When Ooni was crowned, you relocated to Ife. For a year and you are back to Lagos now.
Was there any reason for the relocation?
I still shuttle between Ife and Lagos, but I am more in Lagos than Ife. I have to move on with my life and business, nothing more.
What has life taught you at 48?
Life has taught me a lot of things o, if you ask me, I will say there is nothing in this life. I said to myself to be good and do good at all times, to be kind and make people around me happy at all times and for me that is it.
The say life begins at 40, and you are 48, so what does that saying mean to you?
I will say every minute and day of one’s life should be memorable. Whether you are turning 40, 48, 50 or 90 one need to give God glory at all times.
Looking back now, from when you were growing up, getting married and when you started having regret or thing that you would love to do or not do?
I believe so much in God, he is my creator and he created me in his own image. I don’t say I regretted anything at all. God is wonderful and I am grateful for everything he has done for me.
What’s next now that you are 48 ma?
I want to rest more. I am a little bit relaxed now, I don’t hustle like I use to, I love moving around a lot, I love buying and selling things a lot, I will just like to slow down.
Being the oldest daughter of your parent, how have you being able to manage that strong cord between you siblings and yourself?
You can see from the pictures we post all the time that we love ourselves. My mum is late now and I am the first daughter like you rightly said and I am a bridge between my brothers and my sisters I have to make the bond strong. Before my mum died, the words on her mouth was for us to love each other and take each other like a bunch of brown that cannot be broken. My mum told me that a single broom can easily be broken but a bunch cannot.
The cordial relationship is visible, how have you managed it?
It has been God O. It is not like we don’t fight or argue but God has kept us together. By nature I am a very quiet person unlike others in the family. It has helped me to be very patient with things.
You have been married for how many years ma?
Close to 5 five years now and it has been very wonderful so far and I give glory to God.
What has been the staying power of your marriage?
It is love now, love has sustained us this far.
What would you wish yourself as you turn a year older?
I wish myself more successful years. I am planning some thing which I will make public later and I pray it will be successful and that the product will be known across the world. I want God to be there for me at all times.
Growing up in the royal family, what was the experience like?
Comportment at all times. You need to comport yourself when talking, eating, dressing e.t.c. You have to be careful, the way you do thing because a lot of people are watching you, and it has structural me to be very careful in all that I do.
What can you say about your father?
My father is a very caring, bold and loving ma. I can say I took the boldness nature from him. Whatever I do I will never relent, even if I fail. I will buckle up and raise my head high again. My father drives a lot and I took that from him. I love driving, even as a female, I can drive from Lagos to Abuja.
What can you say about your husband?
I thank God for bringing us together as couples. He has been loving and very supportive. This is not my first marriage. My ex-husband is late. We have known each other for a while before we got married 5 years ago. God has been gracious to us. My husband has been my best friend and he is still my best friend.
What are the things he has changed about you?
Modesty. He has made me to be modest in all that I do and my prayers for him is that God should bless him, protect, honour and prosper him and God should continually make us best of friends.