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“We are not idol worshippers” Ooni of Ife declares “all the glory … to almighty God”



Oba Ogunwusi_Ooni of Ife_1This summer in the U.S., Oba Ogunwusi, the 51st Ooni of Ife came under attack for singing that Jesus is his father at a church. Click here to watch the video!

Afrobeat musician and son of legendary Fela Kuti who openly practiced Yoruba traditional worship, Seun Kuti also condemned the Ooni, calling it a shame – click here to watch.

The Ooni this evening has commented on the matter again on his Instagram page with the above photo stating –

We are tagged as idol worshippers, but truth be told we are not idol worshippers. Our traditions give all the glory, adoration and honor to the almighty God which we know as Olodumare. #OoniofIfe

Photo Credit: | @OoniAdimulaife


  1. Shior

    August 22, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    LOBATAN ! Na the same bible we dey use abi

  2. Manny

    August 22, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    There shall come a day when EVERY knee will bow and EVERY tongue confess that Jesus is the Lord to the glory of God the Father.
    Till then

  3. No respect

    August 22, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Everything is news?to draw insults to our king….when Buari jailed the Ipob that was trained with insult and killed his dog,the Ipob where ranting online,they taught Buari is like Obj they call names and get away with it,now his our Oba that’s news…..continue…

  4. mulikat

    August 22, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Ooni forget them,everybody have their tradition,who dont have tradition have lose,Olodumare. is Almight God in yoruba language.

  5. Josephine

    August 22, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Who is Seun Kuti in his own right and how can his opinions matter to anyone?

  6. loosh

    August 22, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Nigerians, like Africans like to deceive themselves. Haiti fought three dfferent empires with their traditional religion,..spanish, french and british. Sankofa. Foreign religions are conduits for foreign thinking. Reason why we spend money each year for Jerusalem and Mecca and still come back to fight ourselves.

    Go back to your roots, black people.

    • Author Unknown

      August 23, 2016 at 12:31 am

      There’s a middle ground. We don’t necessarily have to return to our religious roots, but as Christians and Muslims today, we ought to respect the religions of our ancestors, and those who choose to remain true to it. That’s like going to someone’s house that you like better, and condemning your parents’ house as a result. There’s no honour in that. I’ve always said that our generation of Africans, a few before us, and many to come, will continue to suffer an identity crisis. Can you believe someone who was born and raised in Western Nigeria to Yoruba parents saying they don’t understand Yoruba? I digress. Lol. I’m happily Christian, but to each his own.

  7. justsaying

    August 23, 2016 at 4:07 am

    I see a lot of illiterates from Linda blog who cannot spell have started coming to this blog now. BN has now gone to the dogs. I am having a headache reading all these comments in atrocious grammar and spellings from razz illiterates

    • Red

      August 23, 2016 at 6:23 am

      I see them too! ???????

    • Ada Nnewi

      August 23, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Mulikat has always been here.. she may not always get her spellings and tenses right, but if you make an attempt to try and understand her comments you’ll find a great amount of sense in them.

    • die of envy

      August 23, 2016 at 7:48 am

      just die of envy baby

    • e mi ni

      August 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Please re-read your own comment. Your arrogance has revealed to us that you also have problems writing in correct English grammar.

    • Irredentist

      August 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Check your grammar before correcting others!

  8. Bimbo

    August 23, 2016 at 10:13 am

    “It’s a prodigal son that would point out his fathers house with his left hand” ! This is someone who s supposed to be the custodian of our culture and tradition carrying a foreign religion on his head? I’m so happy seun kuti called him out on it.

  9. Kunle Mulatto

    October 3, 2016 at 10:23 am

    ooniriisa did what is absolutely right by acknowledge Jesus as his father, d oduduwa projenital of human race was sent to world by the God Almighty, while Jesus is God formed inform of man, it takes somebody with deep and inept spiritual knowledge to fully comprehend this, I don’t blame those who says he was wrong to do so because what that beyond human understanding is called misery and miracle. ooni adeyeye being the custodian of culture and tradition is 100% right. kabiesi ooooooo, ooniriisa olori gbogbo alade, eni jebi papaya meji, jigbinin bi ate akun.

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