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Yoruba Elders Blast Oba Eko Akiolu For Snubbing Ooni Of Ife, Say Olubadan Will Settle Their Fight

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April 27, 2017 – Olubadan Of Ibadan Will Settle The Fight Between Ooni & Oba Akiolu Of Lagos, Agbekoya Blasts Lagos King

Yoruba Elders Blast Oba Eko Akiolu For Disrespecting Ooni Of Ife

The President-General of the Agbekoya Farmers Association in Nigeria, Chief Aremu Okikiola, has called on the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, to respect the Yoruba traditional hierarchy instead of debasing it.

Oba Akiolu snubbed Oba Ogunwusi at a public in Lagos on Tuesday when they latter attempted to greet him.

The Agbekoya chief, who spoke through the National Publicity Secretary of the association, Chief Olatunji Bamidele, said it was wrong for traditional leaders to disrespect themselves in the public, saying that Agbekoya, as a Yoruba socio-cultural group, would not support any traditional ruler that displayed immature attitude in public.

He said:

“Any mature traditional ruler should not fight in the public. They should find a way of solving whatever the issue is in private. The Ooni and the Alaafin are the most respected Yoruba obas. Akiolu should not disrespect the tradition.”

“Akiolu should not be rude to that extent because he is only an Oba of Lagos. Agbekoya will not support any traditional ruler that is rude to the Ooni.”

Speaking on behalf of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Director, Media and Public Affairs to the monarch, Adeola Oloko, told our correspondent that the Olubadan revered the Ooni and Akiolu, saying that he was making contact with the two monarchs to find a solution to the issue.

“I can tell you that the Olubadan had been making contacts with the Ooni and the Oba of Lagos, whom he respects mostly, with the view to mediating in the issue. He will talk to the press as soon as there is information to pass across. As an elder, he is making the contact,” said Oloko.

A chieftain of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural association, Afenifere, Chief Femi Okunrounmu, said Oba Akiolu’s action was an embarrassment to the Yoruba race.

He said the action portrayed the Yoruba as an unorganised set of people before the world.

He noted that it was unfortunate that some monarchs in Yoruba land did not seek the interest of their subjects.

He pointed that Yoruba elders would talk to Oba Akiolu on what he termed unbecoming behaviour.

Also, the Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association has condemned Oba Akiolu for snubbing the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, publicly at a function.



  1. Endurance

    April 27, 2017 at 5:35 AM

    It is so shocking that the highly revered Oba of lagos with his grandeur,position in society and age would descend so low in displaying such sophomoric character in the public by declining Oni of Ife overtures at a social function. I think elders should appreciate and reciprocate courtesies from their junior. Respect is reciprocal so they said. Obas should learn not to live larger than life and their public outing should always reflect the mood of the nation and their immediate constituencies and not an opportunity to show off their pride over others in the public. If their are dissension between them, snubbing a fellow monarch’s greetings is not the civilized way of attending to issue especially when it happen in the public. I think other Obas should try and mediate between them and have their disagreement resolved.

  2. Victor

    April 27, 2017 at 6:10 AM

    This oba Akiolu sef, the OONI is the father of the entire yoruba nation. Who is Akiolu? the OONI is the supreme,AROLE OODUA. I dont know any Akiolu o, who we know is the OONI. Maybe that im police injection never finish for him body.

  3. fifelomo

    April 27, 2017 at 6:28 AM

    At times issues like this are not meant to be talked about. This is what I call royal rumble and if you aren’t in thier class, it will be difficult to say anything.

  4. Endurance

    April 27, 2017 at 6:51 AM

    @fifelomo its good we exercise our constitutional right to freedom of speech. What the Oba of Lagos did is quite degrading for someone of his caliber. His action runs counter with the dignities associated with the cultural values of a monarch,one that is especially found in Yoruba land. No matter the differences among them he shouldn’t have treated Ooni of Ife that way in the public. So I don’t believe it is only those in their royal rank or class that should speak in this issue.

  5. Mbok

    April 27, 2017 at 7:01 AM

    what are the settling for, where they fighting before?

  6. ade

    April 27, 2017 at 8:05 AM

    As for me Akiolu display of pride should be cautioned ,what is dere to shake ur fellow king.nothing is dere

  7. ad

    April 27, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    akiolu was so disrespectful so embarrassing strip him of that title that is the ONI OF IFE.. WHAT a disrespectful man akiolu is

  8. Porche

    April 27, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    It’s like the royalties money he is collecting from d likes of Oniru,elegushi and av gotten to his head because I could not imagine such display of public madness.

  9. mulikat

    April 27, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Akinlou should step down as Oba of Lagos, in our tradition forget about age of Ooni, he is the Oba of all Oba in yoruba race,Nr.1 of all Oba cos is Oduduwa himself is first Ooni before is children become obas in all yoruba land,Nr.2 os Alafin of Oyo, who was Gr.son of Ooni Orumila is first Alafin.e.t.c, we cant forget tradition ,simple Ooni today is a young man.fuck Oba of Lagos for bring yoruba tradition down, he is not fit for this thron,as oba of lagos, step down.and Ooni respect that sit, stop bring yourself down, common you are Ooni Oba of all Oba, rest Oba must bow down for you,stop travelling about like film star.

  10. juwon dammy

    April 27, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    for me, it’s a shameful attitude but will just advice Oba ogunwusi to never mind. thank u sir @Oba akinolu hmmmmmmmmm

  11. iron bar

    April 27, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    The lagoon oba,who probably might be from benin rude and disrespectful.that shows how wicked his heart is..

  12. Queen bee

    April 27, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Akinolu is a Proud idiot!!!

  13. fifelomo

    April 27, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    @Endurance, I am quite aware that Eleko acts was totally uncalled for. But, from my own point of view, I think one should exercise caution in such matter. No douth, the soaring popularity of Ooni has become point of hatred for Eleko. Its a Royal Rumble with part 2 coming soon.

  14. amos

    April 27, 2017 at 3:10 PM

    Is not Akiolu that acted the drama but Lagos Mafia if not who is Akiolu compared to Oni? on normal ground he (Akiolu) is not suppose be sitting where Oni his

  15. ade eagle

    April 27, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    age does not define maturity Akiolu is a disgrace

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