Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi kneeling down in the church
After the picture of the newly crowned Ooni Ife surfaced online kneeling in the Church,many Nigerians which especially more of core Yoruba people took to social media to express their disappointment for his actions. according to them “the act of a traditional Yoruba King kneeling in a church is an affront and rubbishing of the traditional African religion which he is supposed to defend, practice and uphold”.
On the flip side, some others have blasted the Ooni for mixing Christianity with traditional African religions.
In the words of an angry social media user:
“The Queen of England from the lands who brought you Christianity doesn’t kneel in the church of England nor does she kneel for the god or Jesus, but the Ooni of Ife, a sacred lineage and position that preceded that of England, preceded Christianity now feels the need to insult our culture, people, intelligence and dignity by kneeling in some church! This is just disgusting!” – Teekay Arabambi Akin
There are several other blasting messages but we decided to post only this
Days after he through his Director of Communication and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace, Ile Ife, Mr. Moses Olafare said ” It is an unacceptable sacrilege to equate Ooni’risa or other king to the almighty God. God Is the creator of mankind and it is God that made it possible for the enthronement of any king. Further more he said