Is Ooni of Ife bringing disrepute to the throne of Oduduwa? | Nigerians have their say

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi has been in the news for making series of courtesy visits since his ascension to the throne – which many infer to be a curious way to begin his reign over the cradle of the Yoruba race.

Just recently, he traveled to the United States with his entourage for 3 weeks – where he visited the United States Congress, the Smithsonian Museum of African Art in Washington D.C. and other important locations.

Although conversations about his courtesy visits have been raging for quite some time, his trip to the US has thrust the discourse further into the public consciousness.

On Wednesday, a video posted by @DoubleEph on Twitter of the Ooni singing in church went viral.

The video has so far elicited diverse reactions from Nigerians on social media.

Some Nigerians argued that since the Ooni is supposed to be the custodian of the Yoruba culture and belief system, he shouldn’t be embracing other religions.

See some reactions from Twitter.

However, some people do not see anything wrong with the Ooni’s declaration.

https://twitter.com/jag_bros/status/748273523571851264

https://twitter.com/jag_bros/status/748266498737700865

https://twitter.com/jag_bros/status/748262765509378048

@MolaraWood, a journalist and the author of ‘Indigo’ also took to her Twitter to discuss the matter.

See her tweets below.

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