There’s currently a storm brewing up on social media after a clip which shows the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu seemingly disrespecting the Ooni of Ife emerged online.
From the clip shared by TV360, the ooni arrived at an unnamed event which was headlines by the Oba of Lagos. When the revered monarch offered the Lagos king a hand in greeting, he was snubbed. The disconcerting moment was captured on camera.
A Twitter user, @Rosanwo tweeted: “In the days of our fore fathers, this could have instigated a civil war, capture the Oba of Lagos & enslave his people,”
Another user & writer, Lola Shoneyin also lent her voice: “Can’t imagine what the Ooni of Ife could have done to deserve that. The Oba of Lagos will not come away from this smelling of roses.”
See the video:
In the days of our fore fathers, this could have instigated a civil war, capture the Oba of Lagos & enslave his people. https://t.co/DTERzK7cth
— Rosanwo (@rosanwo) April 25, 2017
Eleko didn't embarrass the Ooni of Ife. He emrrassed himself and he should be ashamed. Ooni extending courtesy first shows he's mature. https://t.co/NC4wKZCPA6
— Olatunde Bakare (@Backarray) April 25, 2017
Civilization apart, anybody occupying that throne is a deity. You needed to see the whole cultural rites performed when the Ooni entered.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) April 25, 2017
I hear the Oba of Lagos "disrespected" the Ooni of Ife. Allow the "Lagos Chief" his moment of disillusion. Arole Oodua is far ahead such.
— Ayo George (@iamayogeorge) April 26, 2017
@AfroVII This oba of Lagos is a disgrace to the position and people of Lagos. What lesson is he teaching? He is not fit to occupy that position .
— Dr Fola Adigun (@opemipo12) April 26, 2017
Oba of Lagos is actually oba of Lagos Island, like 2 Streets on the island. I don't even know where he hails from in yoruba history!
— Olajuwon Jimoh (@JaywonEJANLA) April 25, 2017
Ooni is the Emperor of Yoruba land. Everybody in that hall, including the Oba of Lagos and all, were supposed to stand as he walked in.
— Vlad (@AbiodunOmonijo) April 25, 2017
Ooni is a superior to Oba of Lagos, like a grand patron……… Coining of the throne in Lagos wouldn't have been if not for Ooni
— Mr. Jack Robinson (@jackdre02) April 25, 2017
If not for civilization and political state, Oba of Lagos is supposed to be sending Isakole to Ooni and Alaafin every year.
— Adesola. (@Solar_unique) April 25, 2017
And what is Oba of Lagos ? That concept is a fraud.
— T. A (@tope414) April 25, 2017