Here's The Reaction of Oba of Lagos on alleged 'Disrespect' of Ooni of Ife

Someone sent this to OluFamous.Com as the reaction from the Oba of Lagos palace;

Why I reacted to Ooni of Ife the way I did at public function - Oba AkioluThe Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has cleared the air on the video making the rounds in the social media that is being misconstrued as his snubbing the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at a public function in Lagos.

Rather, Oba Akiolu said his gesture to the Ooni was the culturally acclaimed way of greeting a monarch in Lagos. For real?

The position of Oba Akiolu was stated 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 by 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

[Started trying to revive 'culture' with the Ooni?]

He said other tribes also have their peculiar ways of greeting. Ajose stated: “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 Yorubaland.”

According to Ajose, the relationship between both Yoruba kings is peaceful and mutual.

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.”

Chief Ajose said Oba Akiolu had waited till this time to react to the issue because he had to meet with other chiefs in the palace to rub minds before addressing the public on the matter. 

He said: “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. Oba of lagos, Akiolu Riliwan and his spokesperson must be stupid for lies rendered as an excuse to stain the integrity of the culture of lagosians. No excuses needed from them but an apology to the Ooni of Ife, ojaja 1.if not , akinolu will be regarded as just ordinary baaleof lagos and not a real king.

  2. Must we always lie about everything? why not accept your wrong doing and simply apologize. Anyway, if its the Akiolu that i know, he will soon be in one owanbe party or the other and then we shall see the way and manner he will adopt in greeting people. we're waiting and watching.

  3. Lol you have to look for another excuse to cover up the mess.we are not fools to believe in this piece of trash.we watched the video.Did he smiled to oni?Just accept your mistake and apologize.The kindhearted king will give space for you in his heart to forgive and forget.

  4. So the cultural way of receiving your fellow Chief in an occasion is by snobbing him. Mtchwwwww

  5. i find it hard to believe this..all the same its a snubbish way of greeting and should be reviewed if formally practiced

  6. Oba of Lagos has no respect

  7. Oga, you can do better, we are no kids here, i feel like slapping sense into your skull right now, jealousy will eventually lead him (Oba of Lagos) to where he doesn't want to go if he's no careful. The Ooni of Ife first, the rest next

  8. Joker!! Doesn't mke sense abeg

  9. Oladimeji Seun28 April, 2017 12:47

    We don hear, so the only way for you to revive your culture is to try it with the Ooni of ife.we need another reason from you.

  10. Pls don't spoil our culture,every one knows the transitional culture of Yoruba land. Ooni of Ife the Ojaja 1 is the number 1 King in yoruba land while other kings follows. Position is not by age, king Akinolu Riliwan should give honour to whom honour is due to,for people who senior Akiolu as a person respected him as king Akinolu so he should do the same to the Ojaja 1 of Yoruba Land.
    The entire people of Yoruba land demand public apology from Oba Akinolu Riliwan to Ojaja 1 of Yoruba Land,Ooni of Ife,Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi,Council of Obas of Yoruba Land,Lagos state people,Osun state people,entire Yoruba people,Yoruba people in diaspora and entire Nigerians.
    If there is no food to eat now and there is also no money in the country we should not to kill the good culture we inherited from our fore father's for there is no King can try such with Ikubabayeye Ikeji oosa Oba Oduduwa when he was alive so the respects due to Lions family should not be tampered with because the result may not be friendly at the end.


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