In a surprising and shocking incident, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu has left many people fuming on social media after he embarrassed the Ooni of Ife.
Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu, and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi
Many people have been left in shock after the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu, recently, humiliated the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at a public function.
A clip of the video which has gone viral, shows the Ooni of Ife arriving the venue of the event which had the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu II, sitting beside an unidentified oba.
The Ooni walked over to greet the obas, but as soon as he offered the Oba of Lagos his hands, Oba Akiolu looked away and dismissed him with a wave of the hand. The embarrassed monarch quietly returned to his seat.
The sad incident has left many people fuming on social media describing the action of Oba Akiolu as childish.
A Twitter user wrote: “What I’ve learnt from d Ooni of Ife & Oba of Lagos incident is that not every1 deserves ur humility. Sometimes do gra gra & carry shoulders.”
Someone else added: “Oba of Lagos is like Espanyol while Ooni of ife is like Barca. The both of them are miles apart in terms of recognition and hierarchy.”
“What do you expect from an ex Bribe taking Police officer? Oba of Lagos can’t stop being Jealous. He is on his own. Iranu ati abasha. Ooni 1” someone else added.
“Ooni is the spiritual head of the Yorubas, While Alaafin is the political head. Idk where the Oba of Lagos falls in,” another user tweeted.
A Facebook user, Kenny Statesman said, ”No No No!!! This is not worthy of Oba of Lagos, seriously I’m extremely disappointed.”
In another post, Deji Afolayan wrote, “… I see no reason why Oba Akiolu should act like that, I really like the Oba of Lagos but his action here is uncalled for.”
One Kayode Henry wrote, ” This attitude is unbecoming of a king in Yoruba land. The Ooni of Ife no matter his age is a superior Oba to all other obas…
“If it were to be in the days where culture and tradition still takes its rightful place, all the obas no matter your age should be on their feet whenever the Obaluaye of Ife ( Ooni) comes in . But the respectful king did not even think about that but came to embrace the Oba of Lagos on his seat, but all he could do is this show of shame.”
Abiodun Olojede said, ”What an act of arrogance. It is very unfortunate that the Oba of Lagos disgraced himself, not the highly respected Ooni of Ife…See the video and do have your say.”
Watch video below: