A trending video of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, wearing the sacred Aare crown, has sparked reactions online.
ADULAWO NEWS reports that Ooni while wearing the crown, paraded the ancient Ife town at the Olojo festival.
In the video, the traditional Yoruba Monarch was seen staggering with the crown as he found it difficult to walk and was spotted walking along with two other men who supported him.
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The video generated reactions from netizens, with some claiming that the crown weighs about 50 kg.
@dammieomoba wrote: “The crown weighs over 50kg of cement and even the Ooni of ife can’t look ???? inside the AARE crown.. the crown is made with cutlass Hoe and so many heavy stuffs .. no b everything be joke”
@femii wrote: “For people who don’t know,The crown is so heavy and also ordinary person cannot wear it.Everything is not a joke”
dapotemi wrote: “He will be at Redeemed on Sunday for Thanksgiving”
@randyradiolover wrote: “The sacred Aare crown is the only physical symbol of authority that the Ooni inherited from his ancestors. It is believed to have been made from several items, such as cutlass, hoe and 149 other undisclosed objects.it is believed to carry so much power that only the chosen one should and must wear it.History has it that once it is worn by the king his powers are renewed and a refreshen strength to rule the people in truth.”
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@muriceafa wrote: “Juju no be ya mate o, to carry juju no be moi moi. Last last na to Jejely carry Jesus Christ yoke way easy and him burden way de light.”
@bigslim_0001 wrote: “Heavy is the head that wears the crown Long live the King”
@kamsy_ikechukwu wrote: “I love tradition, ways of our ancestors are the best and it is very rare.”
@legacywealth1 wrote: “I’m from a very strong royal family, but I think at this point, all these powers and scared this and that should be harnessed to make Nigeria great. We are too dramatic on top of nothing. Why can’t we use all these powers in Nigeria to “knack” bad politicians, arm robbers, thieving policemen, kidnappers? With all these problems still looming, one will begin to doubt the efficacy of these powers. “Abi na to just use kill innocent people and thwart destinies that these juju sabi?”