The blood-like substance on the floor, the Ooni of Ife’s new wife stepped on as part of her marriage rites was’t blood, the Ooni of Ife has confirmed.
The palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi reacted to claims that his new wife, Olori Moronke Naomi stepped on blood as part of her marriage rites last Thursday in a Facebook post.
The photo had gone viral with many thinking it was blood that was spilled on the floor.
Giving clarifications, the statement reads:
YOURA NI ASA…!!!
The new Yeyeluwa wasn’t stepping on blood but OOSUN (Cam Wood). “Iyawo Elese Oosun”….hope you remember Ayinde Barrister’s song?
There’s no where in Yoruba tradition where the bride is required to step over blood as part of a wedding rite.