Yoruba people! African people in general, please listen to beautiful nonsense utter from the mouth of the so-called dog that call himself pastor and new king of Owu (The olowu of Owu kingdom) Adegboyega **Dosunmu
Do you know why I star this name (Dosunmu) out? The name is a name given to someone who was ask to feed/make sacrifice to Osun rod for the unborn child when she conceived
Talking about culture, are there traditions and taboos you used your powers as the king to abrogate?
There are. But then, I think as a growing race, we must accept and allow some new ideas to come in.
One thing we must not let go is the cultural discipline that we have. Education is another subject that can be harnessed by culture. The culture of learning must not be allowed to go haywire. That you have this and that exposure doesn’t mean that you should not give honour to whom honour is due. If you fail to relate with our surroundings, we will not be able to develop that background and culture that we have.
We cannot understand them anymore, not even to the point of developing them. It is what we have that we would use to make progress. I am not saying we should keep to the old style of living, I am not saying the old style is useless either. You can only sit down as an enlightened person and try and reinvent things. We must not jettison our culture but we must know it so thoroughly that we can do anything we like with it to the point of making it to progress.
It is widely believed that an Oba must have passed through so many rituals and initiations before and after being crowned, did you pass through any?
I refused to go through any ritual because that would have been anti-progressive.
So how did you decide that?
I was born and raised and brought up in the periphery of the palace. My father was not an Oba but he acted as an Oba in the absence of an uncle who passed on. My father was called to become an Olowu and he said never!