The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu, recently, humiliated the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at a public function.

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.

The incident has since sparked outrage on the social media as many commentators condemned Oba Akiolu, describing his action as unbecoming of a Yoruba monarch.

In another post,  Deji Afolayan wrote, “… I see no reason why Oba Akiolu should act like that, I really like the Oba of Lagos but his action here is uncalled for.”

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…”

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  1. Bayo April 26, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Ooni was ushered and cleared to have his seat but first respected the Obas he met already seated and thus offer to greet them out of his humility, but the Oba of Lagos paid him with this act of public disgrace. This is really really too bad!

    • Ty April 27, 2017 at 11:43 am - Reply

      That was too arrogant of Oba Akiolu, Haba! Ooni greeted him out of humility. In the heirachy of the yoruba Obas, OOni is senior to him. Obasanjo despite 40 years age difference prostrated to pay obesiance to Ooni sometime ago

  2. Emmanuel Taiwo April 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    That is not expected from a highly respected monarch of that calibre, what a big disappointment. Ooni Ogunwusi is a king with absolute humility, he should not feel humiliated or allow anybody to distract his attention. Whether they like it or not, he is the Father of all regardless of his Age.