The public snub of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi by Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos – on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the World Conference of Banking Institute hosted by Chartered Institute of Bankers in Lagos – has attracted a lot of comments. And the Oba of Lagos is losing in the court of public opinion.
What do you expect from a retired Police officer? With due respect to the very few descent officers among them. In what way is Oba of Lagos an offspring of Oduduwa? A king that doesn’t have the word ‘Ade’ in his name. The Rilwan of a man is just a clown for disrespecting our father and pride of Yoruba race.
Respect is reciprocal they said! Oba or no Oba aside (that’s just a Title) No matter what, even if it is your houseboy greeting you, you should reciprocate. Who knows him anyway? If not for Lagos being a business city. Just continue what you know best Oba of Ife … “Maturity and Good Charisma” …. not by age.
The whole Aremu Okikiolu Obasanjo prostrated before Ooni, the ex-president, it was a show and sign that this young Oba is our father in Yoruba lands and he must be respected by everyone. Oba of Lagos is so full of himself and to think he can rubbish the revered King its like desecrated his own stool of tradition as a Yoruba. No good custodian does that.
Very funny… when did Lagos start having kings… Lagos kings are stooges of the Benin Kingdom… the Oba of Lagos dare not look in the face of the Oba of Benin… there are Obas and their are obas… disrespected a whole OONI.. Lagos kings aren’t first class kings in the real sense of it…
Oluwole Paul Alade:
We are quick to start questioning God why He doesn’t promote some people or enrich them on time, this is a typical answer to why God doesn’t act on emotions. He bestowed this fool a mere position of Oba, and now we can’t live in peace again? No wonder He didn’t make him a president or queen of England. If i were the Oba Adeyeye, that event will mark the last time i will sit in his counsel again until this bastard Oba realized his mistake. Awo l’ongbe awo ni gbowo, no Oba must decend this low to watch our linen in the open. This is why i like OBJ.
The Oba of Lagos has a lot of animosity in him. There are so many top Yoruba people among others that he does not hide his disdain from except Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who made him and whom he knows can unmake him.
Prince Sa’eed Lawal:
If you have a true royal blood running in your veins, you will know better not to treat Ooni that way even if you don’t agree with him. Besides, a true descendant of Oduduwa will NEVER behave in such manner.
Hon Edozie Ernest:
Imagine what a merit title holder displayed towards a Monarch, I don’t know Oba’s to be this arrogant and he speak before reasoning most times and act like a child in many occasions . Lagos Oba is just a township title and as an igbo man, I’m aware of Oba of Benin and Oni which are the major two fathers in Yoruba Land. Long live Oni
Alex Spyro Olabode:
Come to think of it, in history of yoruba land, who is supposed to greet who here if not oba of lagos??? Nothing like oba of lagos in origin of yoruba tradition, what we have is Ooni of Ife & Olubadan & co..Just like @bola alalade said lagos is a business city to have such a low profile tout as an oba of lagos..A whole traditional ruler displaying such in public is a symbol of who really he is..Imagine Obi of Onitsha has good kings relationship with Onni and this so called egunje police officer messing up here
The Oba of Lagos should be thrown into the lagoon. he’s not known anywhere in the world. no body recognizes him as a king.. he’s recognized by Tinubu and Ambode . No matter what he can’t as popular and respected is the Onni . foolish man.. He disgraced himself and not th Onni
Several years of metusella can never be compared to Solomon’s wisdom, “baale” of Lagos, gba fun oga e..Ooni remains your superior and theres nothin u can do to that …U just exhibited a high sense of inmaturity and you are not fit to be called an oba, thats why i address u as a “baale”…A whole Obasanjo sef postrate for Ooni irrespective of their age difference..Alaafin your oga sef has a very good relationship with Ooni,, who u be to disrespect a whole Oonirisa..Bros, go cool.down ur anger inside Lagoon jare..u don fuck up..As you don fall our hands now, we ppl go dey start to dey take u wash from now on..lol…
This beef is rooted in history! The Oba of Lagos have said it over time that he owe his allegiance to the Oba of Benin and he is not inferior to any other Yoruba King . With this feeling, I think there is no better way he can greet the Ooni other than the ” I see you salute” . We shouldn’t get emotional about it…..
Lanre Kingset Oluyemi:
Not Rilwan’s fault, it was fault of those who crowned a tout to become a king, Oba of Lagos wasn’t even included Inside history of Yoruba, very low class Oba dat still dreaming famous. Lobatan! Agbaya!!.
You are right Dear Adeola, the Chief of Lagos humiliated his stupid self. Ooni of is number 1, first class leader, representing Yoruba race very well. Oba or Chief of Lagos does not have a crown. He is still in “WETIN YOU CARRY MODE.”
Danjuma Ahmad Musa:
I feel the same way too o Adeola Fayehun. His name suggests he is a Muslim and that is unacceptable in Islam. You’ve been warned not to humiliate anyone at anytime Whatever he may have done to you, you should accept his pleasantries, acknowledge him and pass your reservations in a respectful and dignified manner. As far as i am concerned The Ooni is a more matured and respectable man.
Fidel Dólapó Dóla-Lami:
What an act of arrogance. It is very unfortunate that the Oba of Lagos disgraced himself, The Ooni of Ife no matter his age is a superior Oba to all other obas… What an Area Boy King