The other day, another Oba was rolling on the floor for JESUS. This time, we have an Emir in disguise as the Olowu of Owu Ile – a significant place in Yoruba’s history. This was how we lost Ilorin to the Fulani invaders – a Yoruba city became an Islamic state because of this type of behaviour. According to Peter Adegoke, ‘a Jihadist cannot be a true Yoruba king, the same way a Pastor cannot sincerely be a Yoruba Oba.’ I won’t be surprised if this guy eventually ban all indigenous religious practices in his domain, definitely, this one will not enter a Shrine or offer sacrifice. Is it by force to be an Oba?
An Alfa cannot support masquerades and if choices were to be made, this Alfa-Oba will pitch his tent with his Muslim Ummah. This is a mockery of our tradition which must be resisted. Can Olu-Awo be allowed to become Imam or Emir of Kano? I am not against any Alfa, Sheikh or Hijab wearing wives but I believe it is a mockery of our tradition and insincerity for an Alfa to be a Yoruba King. The two cannot mix.