Nigerians hit Oba Akanbi hard over his ‘Emir’ title outburst

Nigerians hit Oba Akanbi hard over his 'Emir' title outburst

Popular king of Iwo kingdom, Oba Adewale Akanbi has continued to receive serious tongue-lashing from Nigerians for saying he is dropping the ‘Oba’ title for Emir. This will make him be referred to as the Emir of Iwo instead of being called Oba of Iwo, a title that his fore fathers have continued to use for many years.

This action did not go down with many Nigerians majorly of the Yoruba descent who see it as an affront to the entire race.

Prominent Nigerians like Femi Fani-Kayode, Kayode Ogundamisi and others have condemned him for such thinking.

Read Nigerians reaction:

Formerly known and addressed as The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi now wishes to be known and addresed as Emir Adewale Akanbi The Emir of Yoruba Land. Another candidate for Yaba apa osi. must take the anti narcotic abuse campaign to the Palace of Oluwo of Iwo.

Kayode Ogundamisi @Ogundamisi.

This is Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo who now insists that he must be called the Emir of Yorubaland. He is a gutless and treacherous bastard who is an Islamofascist and who has sold his people to the Fulani raiders. May God curse the day that he was born.

Femi Fani-Kayode @realFFK.

We have the Ooni of ife saying “Jesus is my Lord and saviour” And The Oluwo of Iwo saying “Don’t call me Oba, Call me Emir of Iwo” Why? What’s wrong with you people? Do you know anything about your crown & tradition at all?

Wale Gates @walegates.

If Aregbesola was a right-thinking Governor, the Oluwo of Iwo should have been suspended from Osun Traditional Council!

Ifeanyin @ifyonyekwe.

 

Read yesterday that, the OLUWO OF IWO LAND (Osun State), changed d traditional title of his land, to EMIR OF IWO LAND, because, he feels Yorùbá kings r not united. The audacity to do such a thing, still baffles me. Odindi oyè ìlú! Brainwashing yẹn gidi gan.

Ojogbon Yoruba @youngprof_MUFC.

 

So a Yoruba king that is a custodian of our culture and traditions decides to denigrate the same culture should save the yoruba nation from this insult. The oluwo of iwo should be sacked immediately.

Fisayo @fissy.

 

If you doubt the power of chemicals, ask HRH Oluwo of Iwo land. Olajide Bamidele HOD sciences, I double salute sir.

So a Yoruba king that is a custodian of our culture and traditions decides to denigrate the same culture should save the yoruba nation from this insult. The oluwo of iwo should be sacked immediately.

 

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