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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, during his 3-week trip to the United States of America, visited the Redeemed  Christian Church of God (RCGG), Jesus House in Washington DC.

While addressing the congregation, the Ooni asked them to join him in singing a song to his father that will never fail him – Jesus.

The Ooni went on to sing the song: “I have a father that will never ever fail me…. Jesus is my father, he will never ever fail me…”

Watch the video here:

HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL. #happyfathersday #otisese #aroleoduduwa #ooniofifeusatour2016

A video posted by Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (@ooniadimulaife) on


Mixed reactions have trailed the comments made by the Ooni; Some say he shouldn’t have claimed allegiance to another “deity’ and others posit that he is free to say and do whatever he likes.

38 Comments

  1. sisi

    June 30, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    There is only ONE GOD,you cannot be one leg in one leg out regardless of who you are

  2. Yeyeperry

    June 30, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    There are traditions and there are gods but at the end of the day the Ooni knows who reigns!

    • Village Woman

      June 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      The Ooni is doing some good things in our community, however, like many colonized people in this case Africans, he too suffers from religious identity crisis. Logically, Traditionally and historically speaking, Jesus CANNOT be “father.”

  3. BadTheologyInNigerianChurches

    June 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I hate that song. Jesus is the Son of God and by believing in Jesus, Christians become adopted as sons of God the Father, NOT God the Son. Ephesians 1:5 states “He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,” Jesus said to Mary Magdalene after His resurrection ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father,’ (John 20:17). Clearly, Jesus is saying that believers are adopted into the family of God as His brothers. Christians in Nigeria, since the advent of Pentecostalism and the Word of Faith movement in this country, have had an abysmal understanding of Biblical doctrines. No-one knows what the Trinity is anymore or other various foundational doctrines of the Faith, but everyone knows how to “tap-in” to all sorts of things, “name and claim” blessings anyhow and “touch not” several so-called “anointed men” all over the place. The most basic principles that children in Sunday school learn in some churches are what Elders in the Faith do not understand and put their ignorance and lack of understanding in musical form in other churches. Songs that are sung when the people of God are gathered to worship Him should NEVER contain bad theology. Bottom line.

    • Babym

      June 30, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Dude it is really not that deep Jesus can be anything to anybody. He can be your father, brother, doro boss, best friend, lover of your soul, your ride or die! Yes He is fly like that ? No need to be putting Jesus in a box ok? Good

    • bree

      June 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      God bless you @Babym #JesusisBae

    • Evi

      July 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      As in!! He can be anything, mother sef, sister, Aunty! Whatever you need Him to be. He is also God.

    • Mohammad

      July 1, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Can Jesus be my gay boyfriend too?

    • Jesus can be called father

      June 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Isaiah 9:6
      For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.’
      If you agree with this scripture and I assume you do, then nothing wrong with calling Jesus your Father. Its the mystery of the Godhead, they’re One.

    • Evi

      July 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you! Didn’t even know the bible referred to Him as Father here.

    • Concerned citizen

      June 30, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Eni suru….efoko bale….it is not that serious….have an invisible bottle of coke

    • Favour

      June 30, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      To be honest there is no point for this argument, if Jesus is your father..say it loud, if He is your friend say it loud…Jesus is different things to people based on their experiences, in my culture some people call their son or daughter their father or mother based on how their sons or daughters make them feel..Like me God is my fighter, he fights for me..Jesus is my Lord, Lover Friend and also my father…whatever you think He is to you you are free to call him, Jesus doesn’t need you to fight for who He is to anybody, declare yours, he will fight for Himself if He needs to..Our Jesus is calm…not controversial..Jesus is Lord

    • Jamce

      June 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      Jesus is God and Father. If you are to read your Bible and understand, study and understand John Chapter 1:1-5; Revelation Chapters 1-4. Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the End, The King of kings, the LORD of Lords, the GOD of gods, etc. His humanity and divinity should not be confused. God came to man in human form.

    • valentine

      August 5, 2016 at 12:10 am

      just a little explanation… you are right very right but still that song is not wrong Jesus himself claimed the name of his father he called himself I AM THAT I AM aka YHWH so all honor given to the son is to the father and to the father is to the son ” for me and my father is one”

  4. TushTush

    June 30, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    He’s the God of all, but not the Lord of all.

  5. oversabi

    June 30, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Yes, there are dagons and asthorets and baals. But there is one living God. In his words “you cannot serve any other God but me.” So, one cannot have it both ways. You are either with the living God or with the others. Ooni will have to choose one if some how he has pledged allegiance or engaged others. This aint no joke for his sake. It is about life and death. We are not in a position to know whether he pledged allegiance to any other god during coronation, so we cannot judge. But the fact that the institution he oversees is undergirded by all these traditional practices that counter the bible conveys the impression that he has pledged allegiance to more than the one and only God. It is for him to clear up. We have no say because it is between him and God at the end of the day.

    • nene+

      June 30, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Why is the outrage? Did Jesus complain. Please free ooni.
      David was a king, Solomon was a king and several kings who served God. Are people insinuating that kings should worship idol? Naivety part 1000!!
      Why cant Jesus be his father?? After all he says he loves sinners if that is what you call him.
      Emir is a Muslim, Sultan is a Muslim, and these ones acknowledge Allah , you see them in Mosque,they to Hajj so why cant the Ooni be a Christian an acknowledge Jesus?

      Please people should free the man jare he knows and acknowledge the Supreme God.

    • Mr. Egghead

      June 30, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      I endorse this comment.

    • bree

      June 30, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      God has given you the wisdom of Solomon @nene talk to them sis.

    • Californiabawlar

      June 30, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Lmaoo! “…did Jesus complain?” ???. BN comments eh!

    • Californiabawlar

      June 30, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      On a serious note though… I can tell that you’re not yoruba, else you’d know that Yoruba is not only a culture and a language, it’s a RELIGION, complete with it’s own creation beliefs and all what not. So it’s apples and oranges when comparing the ooni i.e. the ‘pope’ of Yorubas to Hausa/muslim emirs.

      But like you said Jesus dinnor complain. Plus the fact that he’s mixing ogbono and okro soup doesn’t mean he doesn’t know and can’t acknowledge who the real mccoy is. C’est fini.

  6. Sheun

    June 30, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I just love this man!

  7. deedee

    June 30, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    100likes for the person who wrote this tweet below:… i like him , correct talk…
    ” I don’t understand the outrage against Ooni…

    He should miss heaven because of tradition?

    Lmfaaaaaaaaoooo

    — Agent JAKE UDINOV (@Hitee_) June 29, 2016

  8. Amaka

    June 30, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Jesus na biggie God

  9. Prince

    June 30, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    So because he is Ooni, he doesn’t have the right to give reverence to the one he believes reigns supreme.
    obatala, ogun, oya, osun, sango, amadioha are all illusions.
    Philippians 2:9-11
    9 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

    10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

    11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”.

  10. Gorgeous

    June 30, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Don’t go for a traditional title if you intend to insult the traditionalists with your beliefs. The Ooni is wrong for this and it is apparent that GREED was his main motivation for coveting that stool. He is playing to every gallery and is constantly looking very stupid with all his color matching caps and sticks. He needs to vacate that throne and stop contradicting himself and his so called beliefs. If he truly believed in Jesus he will not serve God and the so called “mammon”. Can we somehow force this clown show to resign. The insult and degradation he and his wife are bringing to that throne is alarming. So much notice me or I die . Imagine bringing a runs girl to come and insult Ypruba women’s sensibilities on the matter. Forgetting that Yoruba culture quite frankly is liberating to women. She came to make unguarded and dumb statements which is an insult to Yoruba women. He and his wife just need to go away!

    • Hmm

      June 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      OK.

    • Naijatalk

      June 30, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Wow, aren’t you just righteous?

  11. Concerned parent

    June 30, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Sorry for the digression but still on Ile Ife. It appears that OAU Ife ,is cursed !! It is bound to incessant strikes. If it is not the students, it would be the lecturers or the non academic staff. Always on petty and selfish issues. They don’t care about time wastage. Nor do they bother about the image and the rankings of the university in the academic world. They are bound to malice. Meanwhile the students are now back home waiting for another strike to end. What a university !! Who will help ?

  12. Anonymous

    June 30, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    The last time I checked, the only thing that’s constant in life is change! Please leave this Ooni the heck ALONE!! If this is the change he’s bringing, so be it! This is how human beings make the word of God of non-effect because of the traditions of men! Let God be his ultimate judge.

  13. Kike

    June 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    To those outrage by the outrage, an Ooni is not only a traditional but also a spiritual role. The Oba o of Lagos is not the Ooni, the custodian of Ile -Ife. Yoruba history, mythology and the religion are intertwined and is deep, you need to understand it to comprehend the outrage.

    I love Jesus, he is my King but a Christian cannot be an Ooni, its not possible. The oath he swore was not to Jesus so why is he fooling himself? The rituals he will undergo, the ceremonies he has to conduct, he is the World-wide Chief Ifa priest, he knows it and needs to stop confusing the public.

    • idomagirl

      June 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      That’s what I’ve been wondering myself, all the rituals performed to install him as Ooni and all the others he’ll participate in throughout the duration of his rule, how will he reconcile all that with his Christian beliefs?
      Sha, wetin consign me.

    • aj

      July 23, 2016 at 6:23 am

      This is so true…this is why some of the men with potential to be Ooni did not contend for it because they want to make heaven.

  14. Jamce

    June 30, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Even Nebuchadzzer of Babylon, an idol worshipper, had cause to give glory to God as the one reigns over the affairs of men. Daniel 2:46-47; 3:24-30; Chapter 4

  15. lola

    June 30, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    The same people castigating this Ooni are the same who goes to church and mosque but still visits the herberlist oooo. You’ll should better leave the king and run your own heavenly race.

  16. el patron

    June 30, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    oba ba lori owun gbogbo…people don’t understand the culture, yoruba culture is an accommodating one, oba doesn’t have a religion, he must participate in every religion and partice of the people he leads..you will be surprised he will go to the mosque and say Allah is the greatest.
    omode mu wa, agba mu wa lafi da ile ife.

  17. AStella Folashade Ojaomo

    July 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Is Jesus not his father? Oni of ife ride on Jesus is with you.

  18. aj

    July 23, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Why do the heathens rage? And the people imagine a vain thing! He is only acknowledging Jesus as his Father.

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