Son of afro music legend Fela, Seun Kuti, has blasted the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, for referring to Jesus Christ as his father – when culture demands the traditional ruler to be accountable to the founders and deities of Yoruba tribe.
“It’s just a shame. Its just like saying that the Queen of England says the Pope is her father. If she says she no longer believes in the Anglican church of England and Archbishop of Canterbury and she swears allegiance to the Pope…That will be the last day she will be the Queen of England.
“So for the Ooni to say he is the son of Jesus is cap over face, Shame! Shame! Shame! Especially after all the rituals he has done to become king of Yoruba people.
“It is literal when they say to become King in Yoruba land you have to eat the king (the previous king). Yes he is the king of everybody.
“British people are Muslims too, Ifa worshipers too but it doesn’t mean the Queen will pander to them by going to worship with them.
“No, but she respects their rights to freedom and accommodation as the King, that is your duty but to go and start pandering with them is an embarrassment to a throne that is older than him, to a throne that is older than his lineage, to a thrown that is older than anything that he thinks he knows.”
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