By Wale Ojo Lanre
I have watched the video where Oba Akiolu of Lagos threw it’s royal sensibilities into the winds , invalidated his honour and polluted his aura by waving his hand to the Ooni of Ile Ife ,the cradle of Yoruba race , the source of black people of the world and the spiritual home of all Scion of Oduduwa .
What I saw in the video is the characterisation of the entities involved each showcasing their ancestral ethics, pristines value , personal home training and respect for the sensibility of the general public
The God who enthroned Ooni of Ife has imbued in him the virtue of humility and respect for the elders no mater the state or status and this he always manifest by the enthusiastic manner of response to salutation which he laces with a bouyant smile which showcases his white unstained set of teeth nether by marijuana , hasish , cocaine or barbiturates.
Through the video , I can see the exhibition in Ooni of Ife being a thoroughbred , culturally baked and homegrown true and authentic typical Yoruba Yoruba product who has never allowed the stupidity of greatness ,( folie de grandeur ) to rub off his parental value of respecting the elders and giving salutation to whoever preceded you to an occasion because ‘ Eni a ba laba ni baba ‘
I could see the aura of a heavenly blessed king and Royal personality which showed to all that the true blue blood runs in the Ooni by his calmness and Dove like composure he exhibited while displaying his home training to another Oba
I saw on the faces of the people and their body language confirming the unacceptable garage boy behaviour of the Oba Akiolu .
The Ooni has once again showed the world his Royal and regal characters which are not only inborn or innate but also matured enough to externalize these through personal disposition and relationship.
He also through his sartoral comportment distinguished himself as a clean minded man in white who does not need to cover his face with dark googles .
In Yoruba land , a well bred Yoruba should be a person who has not only acquired home training ( Eni ti nwon ko ) but that who also imbibed and exhibited the home training anywhere anytime ( Eniti o gbo eko ti o tun turare ko )
He through the video made me proud and made me Praise the Lord for his ancession on the throne .
The Ooni is pure in dressing , pure in spirit ,pleasant in approach , open to all and accord each person diligent respect as shown by the video
For his act of moving towards Akiolu , bend a little in salutation to him shows that this Ooni Ojaja is not only a symbol of peace but a paragon of humility .
May God bless him richly
And for Akiolu
Only a fool will expect anything royally sensible and better from a so called Oba whose demanour and utterances since he ascended the throne are poles apart from being royal , being regal and devoid of any iota of diginity .
If not because I have tremendous respect for the stool of Lagos , I would have depicted the person and behavioural pattern of Akiolu , the king of Lagos as that of a vagabond who keeps living perpetually on hard drug which has taken control of his sense and colonised his mental capacity.
His demeanor can be liken to what the Yoruba called ‘ Alawoku ‘ a haphazardly reformed mental disarticulated man and who runs in and out lucid interval .
And if that kind of person is made a king
Are you expecting him to behave royally , regally and courteously as expected by the state of the throne ?
Any person in line manner will never behave in a manner that a prudent man will applaud
Thus , Akiolu was right to have behave to type
And we must thank God that God took control of his Spirit
For people with that always go extra mile by attacking and assaulting whoever fancy them ( nwon ma mbu enyan je)
And that Oba Akiolu restraining himself from bibu Ooni je, I say Alihamdulilahi
For people with that kind of character trait cannot be predicted from doing the unexpected
Thus , Oba Akiolu behaved to type and was right to have exhibited his manners ,efin no idea.
For doing that and exhibited the correct trait of a vagabond and a man whose brain is being tortured by the gods who he must have offended during his service years as a police officer
It is just the words of wisdom saying you cannot put a misnomer in a post of authority and expect sanity
Akiolu is not normal and so only fools expect him to behave rationally
I am mot
He lived and still living up to expecting
Ko si bi a se ma se ebolo ko ma run
Asin ko le Pa orun re mo
So it is with the Oba Akiolu
Abi e ti gbagbe ni pe ti eru ba joba…
Bi asiwin ba je ijoye …