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#Trending: Did the Oba of Lagos HRH Rilwan Akiolu really “disgrace” Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi in this Video Clip? | Twitter NG Reacts



There’s a viral video clip of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, bowing to greet the Oba of Lagos HRH Rilwan Akiolu at an event and the video has sparked quite the conversation on Twitter. In the clip, Oba Ogunwusi is standing as he bows while HRH Rilwan Akiolu is seated and acknowledges the bow with a somewhat dismissive wave of his hand.

According to several media outlets, this gesture was a “public disgrace” because the Ooni of Ife is the traditional ruler of Ile-Ife, a historic town that is seen as the cradle of the Yoruba people.

The video has caused quite the debate on Twitter tonight.

Watch the video below.

See some of the reactions below and share your thoughts!

So far, neither of the Obas has reacted to the ongoing conversation.


  1. Solexythom

    April 26, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Oba of Lagos na baddo o ..see as he becomes me face

  2. KUNLE

    April 26, 2017 at 3:23 am





    • Adunnie

      April 26, 2017 at 9:49 am

      I don’t agree with you. I’m not the biggest fan of the Ooni but I think he’s a fantastic King who isn’t drunk with power. He is younger and more jovial than any of the other Yoruba Kings and I like that about him. He can relate to the youths more. I don’t think he’s making the position look cheap. He just shows he’s willing to accommodate everyone and that’s one of the things that makes him likeable. Yoruba land has enough strong headed kings abeg. The Ooni is a breath of fresh air unlike that crass Oba of Lagos.

    • Rainbow

      April 26, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      I agree with you. Life is too short to carry the whole world on your head.

    • Joke

      April 26, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Adunnie, you are smart. I don’t like what happened with his first wife or his choice of current queen, but he is trying. He is “Today’s Man” who wants to bring his people into the new world and sitting in a palace somewhere won’t accomplish that. With his vision, although he may not get where he wants to go, even if he reaches half way, he would have done very well.

    • Seriously

      April 26, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      I like this Ooni of Ife, he’s very approachable and open minded. Nigerians believe you have to look scary, be mean and not approachable to earn respect. I have the uttermost respect for someone like Obama who many will underestimate but he’s still one of the greatest leaders.
      Oba of Lagos is full of shit and he’s probably one of those old men drunk in power who will look down just bcos Ooni of ife is younger than him.

    • Ola

      April 26, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Kunle, he is not very rich. I hope you know he owes a lot of banks? Very Rich ko, very wealthy ni.

    • Justme

      April 26, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Ode! Have you seen a business man who doesn’t owe banks? Go and ask the likes of Dangote and co.

    • Ola

      April 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      YOU are the ode. Idiot!

    • Russian Spy

      April 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Rich for where? All na packaging. Dude is broke at the moment

    • john

      April 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm


    • Alaafinadisa

      April 27, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Na Wa for we humans. If HRH stays one place and act the way Ooni is meant to act it’s the same humans that will say his proud. Where does it state that Ooni of ife should stay one place to get his due respect? This young monarch even broke a 79year old antagonism between ife and oyo by visiting Alaafin of Oyo. We are no more in the 60’s Abeg. Leave the young monarch alone and let him be. You think all his up and down Na for fun. He has put Nigeria on the map way more than before in a good way and has also strengthened the weak bond between Nigeria and major foreign allies. With his power, knowledge, skills and connections he can create jobs for more Nigerian youth both home and abroad. So biko let’s not talk about his movement bringing him shame. It’s not a point at all.

  3. Yusuf Adamu

    April 26, 2017 at 3:25 am

    My point of view is, HRH Rilwan didn’t Actually shows an epitome and quality of leadership and he also shows his High level of thinking and his level of maturity to the public and therefore no matter what, he would also have give accord to him not behaving in such a way publicly but though I didn’t see it as a disgrace but it proves how lenient and simple the ooni of ife is…. Thus that’s my view but our leaders should learn to teach us “the youth” compassionate….You can kill hatred with Hatred is only and only Love can over come that on our heart. Thank you.

    • Call Me Gorgeous...

      April 26, 2017 at 8:40 am

      English or……
      *confused face*

    • Moyo

      April 26, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Even me sef, I confuse, I beg make I waka

    • Mz_Titilitious

      April 27, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Lmao as in 😀

    • Ramat

      April 26, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Whoever speaks ‘Yusuf Adamu’ should please and please translate?

    • ATL's finest

      April 28, 2017 at 3:41 am

      @ Ramat LMAO!!!!!! Er’mmm abeg pay me to translate for U Ramat . Just from reading comments, I am guessing Ooni of Ife is higher than that of Oba of Eko lol. wahala. Ooni of Ife reminds me of Former Pres. Obama ( loveable by all) ain’t a fan of the traditional and all that goes with it but he seems jovial and Oba of LAGOS should bow the F*down.

    • Alaafinadisa

      April 27, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Adamu, we are already confused over the act of Lagos king. Please don’t make things worse. It’s not a must for anyone to make comment or show they can interact too. You can just simply read people’s comment.

  4. A Real Nigerian

    April 26, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Anybody who cares about this nonsense must be an absolute idiot.
    Yoruba people with their inflated sense of importance never cease to amuse me. Who gives a f%#% about your petty ethnic garbage??? Completely disgusting.

    • Bad gang

      April 26, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Lol….I kinda agree with you…yoruba people like to ingratiate themselves to powerful people and their condescending show of obsequity is so disgusting…bow this do ba le that, load of rubbish! You need to see my aunties when my sister doesn’t kneel to greet them…lol…some actually except me to lie before them, because they are who? Zeus…yoruba people and snitching…lol…all that ‘show’ of respect is to curry favour, behind you they’re saying shit…lol…yoruba people just like the british think they are classier than everybody else…even my ogun state people; the egbas (people like soyinka, oba gbadebo, some of the obasanjos) think they are better than the ijebus…you need to hear some of them talk, especially when you are in…you go think say na them colonize england…petty bragging…one ojora boy was in my class, make I stop here abeg…lol

    • Ola

      April 26, 2017 at 11:29 am

      I really don’t understand all these people and their hate against a simple demonstration of respect. You keep on shouting the “oyinbos do this” the “oyinbos do that” but you will be the same people shouting we need to decolonise our mind and stop copying the oyinbos. The worst of it is all is that it’s the lower class oyinbos you want to copy. Is it not a known fact that Kate Middleton curtsies to the Queen and other people cursty to the Queen and other members of the royal family? Is the Yoruba culture not less discriminating that it’s not only a title that warrants a demonstration of respect but age? Chinese, Japanese, Indian, etc, many old civilisations have their own ways of demonstrating respect to seniors and ones that bare title that they have carried into the modern era.

    • Ola

      April 26, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Also your complaint about some groups within British society and Yoruba society think they are better than others is not exclusive to them!!! Every group does it. American people of English descent look down on Irish and Italian Americans. Many Arab nations only higher non-Arabs to work in menial jobs because they believe they are too high for such. Caucasian Russia which is only a minute percentage of their population looks down on Asian Russians. Finally, don’t even pretend like Yoruba people are the only ethnic group in Nigeria to do such. Broaden yourself to other ethnic groups and see how they determine superiority. You’re talking like there isn’t a major tribe that continues to argue that a large section of them aren’t truly from their because of their dialect and land.

      Educate yourself on other groups and you will truly see the way of the world.

    • the cockroach

      April 27, 2017 at 3:04 am

      Yorubas Wil always show respect it’s a way of life.I am very sure who ever you are you certainly must be igbo.We are quite aware that you people shake your father’s and curse your mother’s when they don’t do as you please.As long as you are bringing money home you can call you father’s by name.Abeg park well

    • Alaafinadisa

      April 27, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Dude, if you understand other culture pass your own & also compare them to yours then your a disgrace to your tribe. Our parent might send us abroad to get educated / better life. That doesn’t mean we have respect their culture than ours. It’s our duty to learn any culture we find ourselves living in, use what we were thought in our culture in a modern way. Before you travelled prostrating flat on the ground was a normal thing to you but since you don travel see say Na hi or handshake white peoples dey take greet their parents you too feel it’s the best way. Smh!!! (If u were greeting them with handshake before you travelled then fine, that shows how you were brought up but if Na the travel way you travel come make your eyes open then you’ve been brainwashed.

    • AdeofLagos

      April 26, 2017 at 7:20 am

      You probably of a stock that give no regard to culture and tradition; and you are like a river with no source. Soon you will run dry. We know who we are.

    • Mz_Titilitious

      April 27, 2017 at 9:39 am


    • Broda

      April 26, 2017 at 7:59 am

      You are a cunt and a half

    • Bimbo

      April 26, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Why are you so angry at someone else s traditions. I’m need to be checking your blood pressure constantly if you get this mad at issues that dont concern you.

    • Roy

      April 26, 2017 at 10:52 am

      A Real Asswipe, aren’t you?

    • Ama

      April 26, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Your level of stupidity is beyond incredible. Get some home training!

    • Dolly

      April 26, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      B***h go hang yourself, fucc you n all your tribe hating cohorts. You aint sh!t or ever will be, dumb sh!t a$$ troll

    • Stfu

      April 27, 2017 at 9:24 am

      It’s one thing to disagree with certain values and norms but disrespecting an entire culture and tradition is unnecessary.
      Since you people dislike Yorubas so much, leave our state alone. Imagine typing such trash from the comfort of your home or workplace in LAGOS. LMAOOO my friend will you gerrarahere. Who are you?

    • Mz_Titilitious

      April 27, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Dont mind the MUMU as in dumb people everywhere…..

    • Toyin

      April 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      That’s a big generalization and a rude thing to say about a whole tribe; just because you don’t understand or appreciate the culture doesn’t mean you should insult people who do. And how does that make you “A Real Nigerian?”
      Next time, if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing! Have a nice day 🙂

  5. Deleke

    April 26, 2017 at 4:01 am

    Don’t you sleep?

    • Arealnigeriankohateroshi

      April 26, 2017 at 5:50 am

      I wish I could hit that like button more.

  6. A Real Nigerian

    April 26, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Just look at the amount of cringeworthy and unfunny memes created all in a desperate attempt to appear funny and shove their pathetic tribal garbage down our throats. **Cringe**
    Since they are no longer making noise with their gutter language everywhere you go, they have now taken to the internet to remind everyone of Yoruba this, Yoruba that.
    What an obnoxious group of people. Sad.

    • A Real Nigerian

      April 26, 2017 at 4:06 am

      *no longer satisfied making…

    • Lawrence

      April 26, 2017 at 4:52 am

      Child calm down! You sound very jealous and concerned? Why the temper tantrums? Is it the Yorubas fault that no one is interested in talking about the very backward mess of a hole you call your tribe? Go back to bed and relax Okay? Theres nothing you can do about it

    • Mz_Titilitious

      April 27, 2017 at 9:42 am

      hahaha i love this comment…. the real Nigerian is so pained 😛 😛

    • Purplegirl

      April 30, 2017 at 1:07 am

      Speaking of holes where does real Nigerian come from that you’ve decide to insult a whole tribe based on his/ her usual crass comments.

    • Arealnigeriankohateroshi

      April 26, 2017 at 5:48 am

      “Yoruba this, Yoruba that” with that your dirty mouth. Always on Bellanaija running irrelevant commentaries. Find something better to do with your sad life. And yes, it’s personal.

    • AceOfSpades

      April 26, 2017 at 7:29 am

      You had an option to scroll down and pass this post but you didn’t.

      Please carry all your body and find somewhere to sit down.


      April 26, 2017 at 11:58 am

      you are a stupid person, that’s is a fact.

    • Stfu

      April 27, 2017 at 9:26 am

      It’s refreshing to know the most foolish commenter on this site isn’t from my tribe. Explains so much…

  7. Lawrence

    April 26, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Child calm down! You sound very jealous and concerned? Why the temper tantrums? Is it the Yorubas fault that no one is interested in talking about the very backward mess of a hole you call your tribe? Go back to bed and relax Okay? Theres nothing you can do about it

    • Alterego

      April 26, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      I concur with you. She sounds bitter. Receive the Holy Spirit, child.

  8. Moyo

    April 26, 2017 at 8:51 am

    The Ooni was a real estate developer before he became a king. He was involved in some land disputes in Lagos, this might be what the Oba of Lagos was reacting too.

    • Simi

      April 26, 2017 at 11:11 am


  9. mulikat

    April 26, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Akinolu you are not yoruba son ,and you cant be yoruba Oba, Ooni is father of all Yoruba, even you are old to be is father ,he is Ooni.Ooni in yoruba tradition ,is Oba of all Oba, no matter what part of yoruba u come from,that Akinolu is fucking bastrad, i respect you before, never will i respect you again as Oba of Lagos.may the course of our forefather fall on you, bring you and all your generation bad luck, may Oduduwa send all is bad on you and everybody that bow down to call you Oba of lagos. son of a bastrad child, who your mother force on your father as is son, that bring you to the thron to be oba of lagos.OOni never again , respect any Oba again, i know you want to bring change into the system, and be young Ooni.forget that you are OOni of life in yoruba tradition and nothing can change that.never respect any Oba of yoruba, they have to respect you,in our tradition any city or twon of yoruba, if Ooni visit, no oba will sit on his thron that day,is Ooni, will sit ,that oba of that town will sit in another smaller sit,till Ooni live the city,then he can take over again, you can see hwo strong Ooni is for Yoruba race, but since Akinolu is son of a bastrad, want to change that,he must step down as Oba of Lagos. Ooni and all yoruba tradition have to come together and put Akinolu to ask for forgiveness in public as he did Ooni.when you look at it, is not Ooni, who bring himself down by marry divorce, prositute woman, and send is lovely respected wife way, and become playboy,if not things like this will never they should bring course on Akinolu if he didnt not ask in public forgiveness, their you go to Oduduwa home and do that to akinolu.yourba can never forget is tradition ,never , not you Akinolu,for that matter, all Oba is under Ooni.

    • Papacy

      April 26, 2017 at 11:24 am

      What a wawwu.

    • Adunnie

      April 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Serious wawu oo… Lmao!!!! Like it’s not that deep. Which kind of people comment on BN nitori olorun????? I’m so weak. This one has developed high blood pressure o. she really needs cold water.

    • Adunnie

      April 26, 2017 at 12:28 pm


    • Alterego

      April 26, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Milikatu, it is in the name, can’t you see?

    • tee

      April 26, 2017 at 11:34 am

      I really need to ask this, are you okay? Do you need cold water to relax your frayed nerves?

    • Honestina

      April 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Lesson learnt from this news item;
      Anger can make people write horrible English. Control your temper and your english words will make sense

    • o

      April 26, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Her English has always been horrible, no be anger cause am. #justsaying

    • Freemind

      April 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Hmmm… Dear, you just cleared the air. I was wondering what d fuss is all about and your fury just told me all. I love tradition in as much as I m Igbo and a new generation that cares less abt tradition. If that b d case, Oba has to tender a public apology. When pple expresses their opinion , some pple tag them crazy. That bad. Don’t let them intimidate you. It’s your opinion and you are 101% entitled to it. Dnt bother about the grammar, since they know that much , they should correct it . after all it is not an essay competition. .lol. Thanks for the explanation deary.

    • Omo Murad

      April 26, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Epistle of at mulikat to the lagosians
      Who u epp?

    • Manny

      April 26, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Aunty Mulikat, e ka san oooo. E jo se le ba wa translate. Oyinbo yi po die.

    • ATL's finest

      April 28, 2017 at 3:43 am

      LOL I didn’t ready Mulikat’s comment but seeing it alone, I fell off my chair. I am dizzy now just viewing the length of the context.

  10. FasholasLover

    April 26, 2017 at 9:31 am

    The Oba of Lagos is such an idiot. All that arrogance for what? Even, if there is bad blood between them, for what ever reason, good breeding and simple courtesy demands that you do not display your crass mentality in public. Sitting between the two Yoruba Obas is Obi of Onitsha, Obi Nnaemeka Achebe – such epitome of class and good breeding. Oba of Lagos is a political Oba made by Tifnubu. He is always misbehaving.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      April 26, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Nnaemeka Achebe is and has always been a man of absolutely pure class. And I’m speaking of polish that was engrained long before he assumed his current royal title.

      It’s the same way I wouldn’t even deign to compare a thug with a gentleman – there’s no starting point for any kind of comparison.

    • AntiTraditionalRule

      April 26, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      Class ko class ni!!! They ain’t that classy to be involved in rituals, fetish practices & all the horrible things that come with traditional worship.

  11. concerned9a

    April 26, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Back in the day treasonable offence…probs get beheaded.
    Tradition is Tradition if you don’t like it…hug the proverbial T…
    That’s why Queen Elizabeth is still there and you all run off to pose for snaps at Buckingham Palace…
    France might get a 39 year old as PM..and others have to respect can Nigeria move on when the Older ones cannot respect authority…
    Bottom line irrespective of age..the Ooni is his boss!!

  12. anon

    April 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Not my circus, not my monkeys |-_-|

  13. Diamond

    April 26, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I swear this oba of Lagos is not fit for the position… he ia so little minded. He has always been a disgrace.. since he brought negative attention his way with the lagoon outburst. He should be deposed

  14. Simi

    April 26, 2017 at 11:21 am

    The Oba of Lagos had no right. Like one of the tweets said everyone in that room should have been standing. If not because of colonisation, his jurisdiction will be limited to Lagos Island. But when Lagos became Greater Lagos Area, a Crown Colony and the a metropolis/capital city, the Oba must have started to think their power or influence extends to the whole area now called Lagos.

    Ooni outranks him on every front. They had even wiped the seat and all that but no, you must greet.

    • Ikombo

      April 27, 2017 at 11:56 am

      While I believe Oba of Lagos did not show atom of maturity and respect to another Oba who happens to have a higher rank than him but the point of every person standing up is wrong as there was a first class king from Igboland who is not under Ooni of Ife

  15. Nunulicious

    April 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    The utterance of his royal highness Oba Akiolu about igbo’s going to the lagoon a few years ago and also his public utterances of late is quite perplexing. Its quite opposite to typical Yoruba culture which is associated with tongue in cheek comments and hanging proverbs. Oba Akiolu’s public comments indicates either he’s getting old and doesn’t give a damn anymore or he may be showing earliest signs of mental health issues. And I saw that with all due respect.

    That said, out of curiosity, for those who know, what should have been the appropriate response of Oba Akiolu to the Ooni of Ife’s greeting?

  16. john

    April 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm


  17. Tunde

    April 26, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    What Oba Akinolu did is very wrong and show of arrogance .it’s uncalled for .Keep on with your sociable lifestyle Ooni .You are the father of all Yoruba Obas .


    April 26, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I have said this before that Oba Rilwanu Akiolu has some mental issues. I will say it once again. This Oba is Really crazy and a disgrace to all his forebearers. I have so much respect for the Ooni of Ife. Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. Who in spite of the public disrespect and insult accorded him by the low life Oba of Lagos. Showed class and composure and the high road. The Yoruba council of Obas should compell him to apologize publicly to the Ooni of Ife as one of the purnishment for his uncivilized behaviour. Jealousy and mental illiness I believed are among the reasons why he descended so low. Lagosians better forcefully take this sick fellow to the Assylum for urgent medical treatment before it’s too late. A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

    • Thatnaijagirl

      April 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Chai!!! See plenty English……..Am just comments ooooOoooo

    • Thatnaijagirl

      April 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      #Am just here for the comments

  19. Stephen

    April 27, 2017 at 8:41 am

    RilwanAkinlolu the Oba of Lagos I’d a disgracefully and a to the Benin mornachy from where he derived his root .
    He could have embraced the Ibadan culture his paternal source that shows good respect to Yoruba culture

  20. John Oluwafemi

    April 27, 2017 at 9:45 am

    People call him Oba of Lagos. is he Oba or chief? He is head chief not an Oba. How how can he discredit our own imperial majesty. He may be young or old his position can not be compare to that of Ooni of Ife. This chief should be careful next he has any contact with our imperial majesty.

  21. Anonymous

    April 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    The Oba of Lagos has not only disgraced himself, he disgraced his entire family especially the Princes andPrincesses who may read the above insults passed on their father, . How would they feel? However, I plead with them to forgive their father but should talk to him for a change of heart to youths of any category for they may reap the fruits which their father sows….


    April 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    8:9 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us. Isaiah

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