Laide Lanre-Badmus (LLB) is a politician and very proactive in her chosen career too. She is the founder and principal partner of Alice Unique Multiventures Ltd and also Laide Lanre-Badmus (LLB) Nig Ltd.
Laide is also a public speaker, lifestyle consultant, and entrepreneur.
Born on July 10, 1981, the 41-year-old is a graduate of Politics and International Relations from Olabisi Onabanjo University. She is also armed with a diploma in Law from Leads City University.
So, what’s about LLB and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi?
Well, they are romantically linked and everyone in the palace and outside thought this would end up in marriage.
Mind you, LLB didn’t start dating the Ooni in recent times, they have been together for a while.
“Laide is a constant face in Ile Ife and there is no one in the palace who doesn’t know ‘Oloori Laide’. Yes, they call her Oloori in the palace and everyone thought Baba (Ooni) would marry her because he really loves her and she doesn’t joke with their affair,” a palace source exclusively revealed.
But what went wrong? Wedding bells are yet to ring from LLB’s quarters?
Well, LLB got the proposal from Ooni.
“But she refused. She didn’t want the mass wedding with two months that took place between September and October 2022. Not because she didn’t love him (she still does) but she doesn’t want to share the love of her life with so many women.”
Though it wasn’t the Ooni’s intention to be polygamous, he couldn’t help it. He was instructed by the gods to marry many wives after Naomi left in December 2021 and he had to adhere to the instruction from the establishment.
“It’s really surprising that she would reject this proposal because they were very close and she was always with him. So many things are involved in this matter and it’s between LLB and the Ooni. They are still in love with each other anyways,” sources close to the couple said.
Born of a mother who is a lawyer, Laide is quite influential and connected to the corridors of power,
A single mum of one (the child isn’t Ooni’s), she was once married but walked out of the marriage due to domestic violence.
A fellow of the Institute of Personality Development and Customer Relationship Management IPD-CRM, LLB escaped death when she went for the funeral party of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Iku Baba Yeye.
But what if she changes her mind and decides to join Ooni’s harem of beautiful queens?
“That’s a decision that has to do with LLB. She has a part of Ooni’s heart in her hands, she knows what’s best for her.”