Zaynab Otiti Obanor
Zaynab Otiti Obanor is a Nigerian queen, the former spouse of the Nigerian monarch Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. In 2017, she was awarded Humanitarian of The Year by NGO Kechie's Project.
Zaynab was born and bravely raised in the ancient royal bronze casters lineage of the Bini tribe in the ancient Benin Kingdom. In March 2016, she was married to Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, a traditional ruler of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife since 2015.
In 2017, she filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized that August. She later denied that she had been unfaithful and hinted that domestic violence might be responsible for the separation. The king subsequently married Naomi Oluwaseyi.
Zaynab is known for her philanthropic works. She has worked as an ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which promotes women's and children's rights, health and equity. She founded The Queen of Ile Ife Foundation (QIIF) and Project Siwaju to support women and children. In 2017, she spoke at the global campaign Deliver for Good, which promotes genderless sustainable development goals. She has launched several initiatives to promote peace and unity across African nations.
She was a member of the jury at the Beirut Fashion Awards in 2017. In 2018, she was announced a board member of the Beirut Fashion Council in Lebanon.
- Humanitarian of The Year, 2017 awarded by Kechie's Project.