Akiolu: I greeted ooni of Ife in accordance with the culture of Lagos

Akiolu: I greeted ooni of Ife in accordance with the culture of Lagos
April 28
07:24 2017

Rilwan Akiolu, the oba of Lagos, says he did not shun the greeting of Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the ooni of Ife, at a recent public function.

A viral video had shown the monarch failing to acknowledge the greeting of the ooni of Ife at an event in Lagos.

But Akiolu, speaking through Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, one of his chiefs, said the perceived snubbing of the ooni of Ife was the cultural way of greeting by a monarch in Lagos.

“Other tribes also have their peculiar ways of greeting. The sign by Oba Akiolu signifies, ‘inu mi, inu e’, the culture of greeting in Lagos. If Oba Akiolu wanted to ignore, he would have turned his face away from Ooni. There is no misunderstanding between both highly revered monarchs in Yoruba Land,” he said.


“Oba Akiolu was well represented at the coronation of Ooni of Ife, which attested to the fact that he does not disregard the office of Ooni Adeyeye.

“There is no sentiment in the culture of Lagos. As we met it that is the way we are doing it. Kabiyesi Oba Akiolu is trying to bring back the old pattern, the old culture we have left behind.

“What happened that day was wrongly speculated by the social media to disrupt peace and order and misinterpret Oba Akiolu’s action.


“We just want to appeal to the social media to stop spreading wrong information. They should try and understand the reason behind every action carried out most especially by traditional rulers. Yoruba has a very rich culture. There is no quarrel between the Oba of Lagos and Ooni of Ife.”


  1. Xanthos
    Xanthos April 28, 08:52

    Orijin custom…

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  2. Jaybee
    Jaybee April 28, 09:39

    The so call On a Akiolu is too arrogant among the Basel not even Oba in the yoruba race always see himself as a semi God. He needs to be call to order

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  3. Dan
    Dan April 28, 11:57

    Many people misconcepted this.
    Throwing more light on this issue is very nice and educative.
    The public should take note!

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  4. Flints
    Flints April 28, 18:26

    The action of Oba of Lagos is an affront to the Yoruba race. Trying to cover up with lies is an insult on our collective reasoning. It is obvious he snubbed the Ooni. He should just apologise rather than the attempt to cover up. Anyway, what do you expect from a retired policeman?

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  5. Waleking
    Waleking April 29, 08:51

    Our Obas Should That They Represent The Yoruba Kingdom.Whatever We Are Watching And We Will Surely Emulate Them.They Should Reject Bad Conduct.They Are Elderly.And They Are The Mirror For The Yoruba Kingdom.Our Eye Is On Them.Thanks.

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  6. OSAMA
    OSAMA April 29, 13:53

    Oba of Lagos should tell world whom he greeted like that in recent time. He should stop playing on our intelligence.

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