Like the stop-start nature of rain in the month of March, fame comes and goes whenever it wants, but it is not forgotten. That is the situation with Olori Ladun Sijuwade, the widow of the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade. She was a permanent fixture on the social scene while her husband held sway as the Ooni. While her husband reigned as the monarch of Ife kingdom, she held sway as queen over the realm of style and ruled the celebrity scene with her great fashion sense.
But all that has changed since the late Ooni joined his ancestors. Olori Ladun recoiled into her shell to mourn the loss of the man that meant everything to her. Her place at social gatherings has literally been taken over by up-and-coming socialites.
The beautiful woman, who remains a paragon of style in spite of her advanced years, seems to have finally come to terms with her husband’s demise or perhaps she just misses the social scene where she used to be the centre of attention. Whatever the case, she seems to be making a comeback as she was spotted at the 65th birthday shindig held for Senator Daisy Danjuma.