By Olufunke Olorunfemi
Lagos, (An24)- Many Nigerians have taken to social media to express their displeasure with the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, after a video of him seemingly disrespecting the Ooni of Ife emerged.
In the 25 seconds video which has gone viral, the Ooni of Ife is seen arriving the venue of the event which had the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu II, sitting beside an unidentified Oba.
The Ooni walked over to greet the Obas, but as soon as he offered the Oba of Lagos his hands, Oba Akiolu looked away and dismissed him with a wave of the hand.
The embarrassed monarch quietly returned to his seat.
Oba Akiolu’s actions have received widespread criticisms and condemnation from observers nationwide.
One Kayode Henry wrote, “This attitude is unbecoming of a king in Yoruba land. The Ooni of Ife no matter his age is a superior Oba to all other obas…”
“If it were to be in the days where culture and tradition still take its rightful place, all the obas no matter your age should be on their feet whenever the Obaluaye of Ife ( Ooni) comes in.
But the respectful king did not even think about that but came to embrace the Oba of Lagos on his seat, but all he could do is this show of shame.” Abiodun Olojede said, ” What an act of arrogance. It is very unfortunate that the Oba of Lagos disgraced himself, not the highly respected Ooni of Ife…”
Watch the viral video below…….