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Oba of Lagos publicly humiliates the Ooni of Ife

Oba of Lagos publicly humiliates the Ooni of Ife

A video which captures Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu humiliating the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at a public function has gone viral.

The video which lasted for 27 seconds showed the Ooni of Ife arriving the venue of an event. He exchanged plesantries with the Obi of Onitsha Igwe Alfred Achebe. However, when he attempted to greet Oba Akiolu who was seated next to the Igbo king, he was rebuffed.

The Lagos monarch simply waved his hand and ignored the Ooni.

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Oba of Lagos publicly humiliating the Ooni of Ife

Oba Akiolu waved his hand indicating his non-interest in exchanging pleasantries with the Ooni

The embarrassed monarch displayed maturity by not losing his cool. He uietly returned to his seat to have a chat with Igwe Achebe.

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Oba of Lagos publicly humiliates the Ooni of Ife

Oba Akiolu of Lagos

It is not clear what prompted Oba Akiolu's reaction. Last year, both monarchs attended the birthday celebration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Abuja in the company of each other.

Oba of Lagos publicly humiliates the Ooni of Ife

Ooni of Ife

Watch the video below:

The incident, however, triggered anger among Nigerians on Twitter. They condemned Oba Akiolu's action as unbecoming of a Yoruba monarch.

Oba of Lagos publicly humiliating the Ooni of Ife

Reaction to Oba of Lagos publicly humiliating the Ooni of Ife

Oba of Lagos publicly humiliating the Ooni of Ife

Reaction to Oba of Lagos publicly humiliating the Ooni of Ife

Oba of Lagos publicly humiliating the Ooni of Ife

Reaction to Oba of Lagos publicly humiliating the Ooni of Ife

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