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Friday, 28 April 2017

Oba of Lagos denies snubbing Ooni of Ife at public function

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has denied snubbing the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi at a public function some days ago. A video made rounds on social media showing the Oba of Lagos acknowledging the greeting of the Ooni of Ife in an unfriendly manner


Many Nigerians reacted to the video, calling out the Oba for being "rude" to the Ooni who is believed to be the most superior monarch in Yoruba land.

Speaking through one of his white cap chiefs, Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, the Lagos Monarch said he did not ignore the Ooni of Ife at the public function as being interpreted by many Nigerians. Lateef who spoke to newsmen at the palace of the Oba in Lagos, said the manner in which the Oba greeted the Ooni is the culturally acclaimed way of greeting by a monarch in Lagos and that the Oba of Lagos was only trying to revive that culture which according to him is going extinct.
“The sign by Oba Akiolu signifies, ‘inu mi, inu e’, the culture of greeting in Lagos. If Oba Akiolu wanted to ignore, he would have turned his face away from Ooni. There is no misunderstanding between both highly revered Monarchs in Yoruba Land. Oba Akiolu was well represented at the coronation of Ooni of Ife, which attested to the fact that he does not disregard the office of Ooni Adeyeye. There is no sentiment in the culture of Lagos. As we met it that is the way we are doing it. Kabiesi Oba Akiolu is trying to bring back the old pattern, the old culture we have left behind. What happened that day was wrongly speculated by the social media to disrupt peace and order and misinterpret Oba Akiolu’s action. We just want to appeal to the social media to stop spreading wrong information. They should try and understand the reason behind every action carried out most especially by traditional rulers. Yoruba has a very rich culture. There is no quarrel between the Oba of Lagos and Ooni of Ife” he said

61 comments:

glowy shoe said...

So they think we don't understand sign language again so as to know when you are being snubbed.. its ok.. wéve moved on

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Nnenne George said...

Hehehehe.. medicine after death.. someone has cautioned him. Hope he will start behaving like a normal person.

mee link said...

Who cares

Anonymous said...

If I hear.....

Nnenne George said...

Jealousy oba.. ooni biko avoid him o before he gives u rat poison.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

The man should just stfu


... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

Are you talking to my three year old son?

Anonymous said...

And he adds lying to the disgraceful act. Meanwhile there's nothing like oba of lagos. If you claim to be going back to old culture then be addressed as eleko of eko as well instead of the fashionable oba of lagos. Stupid non-thinking arrogant ex policeman. Product of the nigeria police so and the apple cannot fall far from the tree

Anonymous said...

And he adds lying to the disgraceful act. Meanwhile there's nothing like oba of lagos. If you claim to be going back to old culture then be addressed as eleko of eko as well instead of the fashionable oba of lagos. Stupid non-thinking arrogant ex policeman. Product of the nigeria police so and the apple cannot fall far from the tree

dee boi said...

If they are all blind cos of what they'll eat l, I don't think we are. Let the man go back and watch the video abi na so he dey gree ambode and tinubu? Let him try dat n see if he go see food chop for dat palace... dee

Pee said...

If such a snobbish way of greeting was once your culture, then it should rather be left to go into extinction than being revived!

RHOSE E said...

Liar, old man wey de lie. U are not ashame of urself, u embarrassed a man old enough to be ur son and u are still lying. Lindodo next news abeg....

Anonymous said...

Ha,if this is in Lagos culture it shld be stopped henceforth o.If he did that to me an ordinary citizen I won't be happy talkless of a highly placed king like OONI.Those that stopped such way of greeting knew what they were doing

Anonymous said...

Ha,if this is in Lagos culture it shld be stopped henceforth o.If he did that to me an ordinary citizen I won't be happy talkless of a highly placed king like OONI.Those that stopped such way of greeting knew what they were doing

akin said...

The explanation does make sense and it is utter nonsense. Akiolu acted like a thug and he knows that is not how you greet Oni Ojaja 11. Most people already have their opinions of him and he should stop acting like a little child.

Anonymous said...

POURING PETROL IN BURNING FIRE....

Anonymous said...

I hope you were close to Marina when you had this press briefing because you can only tell this story to the marines.

Mustapha Olatunde said...

Nonsense!!! Stupid excuse

Vivian Reginalds said...

mtchew
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Why must he start the revival of the old culture with the Ooni of Ife? This dude is full of hubris

olubunmi Ninuola said...

you are mad. so what's the old pattern?

Bakare Olusola said...

Go shit in your hands sir.No be today...You are Royalty,hence,lead by example and stop being childish and rude.Very junior-high.Grow up already.We are watching you in 3D.

Bakare Olusola said...

Go shit in your hands sir.No be today.

Anonymous said...

NONSENSE.

Anonymous said...

idiot you snubbed the Ooni because of his rising profile.Oba of Lagos is way down below in the ranking of Yoruba Obas at best his is a pawn to the Oba of Benin.

Anonymous said...

Close that shit mouth, the rude Oda is a fool. That's why he can't go to function in the East, because he will be stoned and thrown into Lagoon. Foolish Oba. Pls get a reasonable person for that post or this one will mess up the glory of the post.

raji muzamil said...

That is pure nonsense, which stupid culture is that. And mind you, Lagos is a state. There is nothing like Oba of Lagos. It is Eleko of Eko or Oba of Eko.

Cynthia Obi said...

Hmmmmm is it what I watched that is trying to change? So what happened to the saying that action speak louder than voice Mr Oba of Lagos or whatever u are?since last election I hate u,because of money u turn against u own blood, jimi my man

Anonymous said...

This King doe... He doesn't even a geniune excuse.. Lies of the kingdom

Anonymous said...

Chai!!! Dis man don disgrace himself more.

Anonymous said...

This is the dumpest statement from whoever calls himself that " Lateef Ajose".Does he think we are equally unintelligent? Which Yoruba culture can explain that uncultured behavior which can only come from somebody high on an illicit thing. For an inferior traditional ruler to humiliate the authentic leader of Oduduwa children is highly despicable. Let the Lagos Oba ask himself this question :Could so many people had come to his side if he was the one treated like the Ooni? That shows who is respected the more. Would the Oba not be shouting and threatening fire and brimstone by now if it was himself? But the Ooni had kept his cool. That is the difference in maturity and decency.

Godwin Ugwu said...

Old men of this time can liieeeeeeeeee! Hmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

So is Eko not Lagos? Yes Lagos is a state and like a village to some so pls contribute contructively and stop plabing....

Anonymous said...

If na mi bi this oba of Eleko of Eko, I go resign all these comments point to one thing, you are arrogant and ppl hate u so leave!!!!

Ostada'Blog said...

Inu mi, inu e...official way of apologizing? Well done Sir!

tunde daniels said...

Unbelievable. Anyway what do you expect from an ex police officer?

Anonymous said...

Big lie! Iro ojukoroju! He is just jealous of the young, educated, self-made, charismatic, refined and well mannered Ooni of Ife. Agbaya!

caroline said...

Eleko of Eko, Are u kidding me? Go and tell ur lies to sm1 else.As for me u be liar frm d pit of hell

Anonymous said...

Are these people stupid

dj banti said...

Oba of Lagos Na kolo

Jamiu Kunle said...

It was glaring that Oba of Logos actually snubbed the Ooni of Ife. Anyway,if he has indirectly shown a remorse by denying the action. Yes, a change of attitude is the key.

Anonymous said...

Ooni shouldn't have gone in is direction to greet him he should have sent for him to come pay homage not how far o but how well no bi age then dey take do am....iku baba yeye ma binu agba tio binu lomo epo.

Emeka Izuogu said...

Which kind excuse be that!

VICTOR OLISEH ONATOLA said...

Thank God, he showed his true colour as a liar, that's one of the ethics of a retired police man..... He disgraced himself no Ooni

Surulere said...

Wooah!!! is dat aw u use2 do??? so will you follow your seemingly fabricated and tasteless tradition when greeting 'The Lion of Bourdellon'??? u don kast gann...u could have been deposed or even beheaded, given same scenario in the olden times. not many misbehavers has been very fortunate as u.

Anonymous said...

Another lai Mohammed speakIng 4 his boss. When will these people realise those they communicate these stories to possess the ability to think too & are absolutely embarrassed on their behalf ? We are Africans & we really want to hold them in high esteem. How can we do this when they keep bringing themselves this low at every opportunity they get to put their errors right?

Anonymous said...

Story for the gods....The action of the Oba of Lagos Island is disgraceful. He should apologize with immediate effect. A common Lagos Island Oba for that matter. An Agbero Oba!

Bello Ajibola said...

This is a very big lye.This Oba of Lagos Island always look for unacceptable excuses to cover up for his bad attitude.Remember when he said they should throw the Igbos to the Lagoon, and later when people started abusing him he came out to say, that was not what he meant.In fact this Oba of Lagos Island should go for ego management.Oni Of Ife is the most most superior Oba in Yoruba Land whether he agrees or not.Whether he greeted him well or not,Oni is his superior.Too much beefing.Oba of ISALE EKO.

hrm paul said...

Abeg no mind dem dem dey deceive themselves dey go shack gin begin dey misyarn so na oni of Ife u wan take revive culture sMH

Anonymous said...

Well to me the Eleko Of Eko is not even a recognize Oba so he should not be address a One.

hrm paul said...

George no mind d old ogogoro drinking man this happened over a week ago na now him wan adress d matter so na oni him wan revive custom and culture abegi

hrm paul said...

Abi o it's Eleko of Eko not oba no b tinubu dash am d position abegi

Anonymous said...

Revive culture going extinct? He's saying so cos he was caught on social media, if not. He would have done it again!

Anonymous said...

please! Nigerians don't ignite the refinery. let the Obas be!

Cornelius Chukwu said...

That na after thought we all watched the video.

Iamlifted said...

U guys should stop calling him oba jor... He's eleko of eko (baale lasanlasan).

Mo Darlyn said...

I don't get it...so "Oni" don't know d culture abi?? D Eko king is just sooo arrogant. I don't blame him, na Oni go greet am.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I want to knw weather he can snub the king of Benni like that....he should go n apologies to the New gen2 Oonl of ife ooo ����‍♂️

Anonymous said...

I'm highly disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Tell the so called oba of Lagos ex Agboro policeman that he was lucky this did not happen in the olden days otherwise he would have been beheaded.

Anonymous said...

Tell the so called oba of Lagos ex Agboro policeman that he was lucky this did not happen in the olden days otherwise he would have been beheaded.

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