See other pictures of how Oba Akiolu greeted Oba of Benin and others (pics)

The ripples caused with the way Oba Akiolu of Lwios greeted Ooni of Ife, has refused to go away. Many have reacted to the issue.

One of the white cap chiefs, Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, Opeluwa Onido of Lagos, said the Lagos Monarch did not ignore Ooni of Ife at the public function as being misconceived by people.

He said Oba Akiolu’s response to Ooni is the culturally acclaimed way of greeting by a monarch in Lagos. He added that the Lagos King is basically trying to revive the culture and tradition of ancient Lagos which is peculiar to the state. Other tribes also have their peculiar ways of greeting. “The sign by Oba Akiolu signifies, ‘inu mi, inu e’, the culture of greeting in Lagos. if Oba Akiolu wanted to ignore, he would have turned his face away from Ooni”, he said.

But see the way Oba Akiolu greeted Oba of Benin in this picture below:

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Oba of Benin in a handshake with Oba Akiolu

See other pictures

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Oba Akiolu in a warm handshake with former Gov Kwankwaso of Kano
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Oba of Benin greeting another man

 

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