Social media has been set agog after a video of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, being covered by his palace chiefs as he steps out of his car surfaced.
According to the Ife tradition, the Ooni (King) mustn’t bow to anyone.
As such, when the Ooni comes out of his car, it’s like he’s bowing down, so they have to cover.
The tradition has been perceived as funny and strange to many as they questioned if the King isn’t bowing down to the chiefs who often cover him.
makas.bestie: This tradition strong oo
ola_00767: Even Jesus bowed down during his regime
irepbdg_: Those that circle him, are they not human being? Or they are exempted
therealjenniy: but he will bow down to those ones covering him
zinkanm: Show man