Late last night a 25 second video showing the Oba of Lagos – Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu publicly refusing a greeting from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi went viral.

The two royal fathers were attending a public function, the Oba of lagos was already seated when the young Ooni of Ife arrived, he then proceeded to greet the Oba of Lagos before taking his seat but the Oba looked away from him and waved him off.

Gosh the shade! But why though???! 

The embarrassed Ooni rather than further engage with the Oba quietly took his seat and looked very unbothered as he chatted away with another Oba.

The video has gone viral on social media with many calling out the Oba of Lagos for being jealous of the younger and more progressive Ooni who has been making a lot of waves both home and abroad since he became Ooni last year.

Watch the video below


In terms of hierarchy the Ooni of ife is the numero uno of the Yoruba monarchs, he is the king of all Yorubas. So he actually really humbled himself by greeting the older Oba of Lagos first.