I Didn’t Snub Ooni Of Ife – Oba Akinlolu
Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has reportedly cleared the air on the viral video of him snubbing the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, a public function in Lagos on Tuesday.
Daily Post reports Oba Akiolu said his gesture was not ‘snub’ as being dubbed but that it was the culturally acclaimed way of greeting a monarch in Lagos.
Many Nigerians have since condemned the Oba Rilwan gesture.
Oba Akiolu spoke through by one of the white cap chiefs of Lagos, Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, who is the Opeluwa Onido of Lagos.
Ajose said the Lagos monarch did not ignore Ooni of Ife at the public function as being misconceived by people.
He said Oba Akiolu’s response to Oba Ogunwusi was the culturally acclaimed way of greeting a monarch in Lagos.
He added that the Lagos King is basically trying to revive the culture and tradition of ancient Lagos, which is peculiar to the State.
Other tribes also have their peculiar ways of greeting, he said.