More Reactions Trail Pete Edochie’s Handshake With Ooni Of Ife
A handshake between actor Pete Edochie and Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife and symbol of Yoruba culture has sparked a debate among some Nigerians.
The Nollywood legend is a red cap chief in Igbo land and won acclaim over his role as Okonkwo in the famous novel Things Fall Apart which unveiled the story of Igbo culture. The novel written by the late Chinua Achebe projects the claim that the Igbo bow to no one except their ”Chi” (God).
Instead of the handshake others deposed that Pete should have prostrated since he was before a Yoruba King.
They added that Pete Edochie gave the the Ooni of Ife, the kind of handshake reserved for an Igbo king. Others also claimed that the Ooni of Ife was not complaining and understood the culture of the igbo man.
The argument has gathered over 20,000 tweets on social media. GWG.ng reports these tweets;
StarboyyMiEezy_Musiks 🌎 @4StarboyymiEezy
Who’s ooni of ife compare to ijele 1 of Africa, this man doesn’t hold traditional or political power but he command respect more than a governor of a state
Mr Dare🦁 @Seniormandre01
lol same sir Pete sat down to collect the 3 handshake from his people but you people are saying Ooni,a king is wrong to sit down 😂
Una de craze for this app.
Different traditions and culture yet they found a way to balance it. Ps. Nothing is wrong with the video apart from the fact the quality is low.
That wasn’t his palace. He could as well have ignored him. The Ooni is not Pete’s traditional ruler.
Sola scholes @Agoisola
Ooni of ife is not a titled cheif
Nathanael Olúwamáyọ̀kún Bákàrè
With some of the things I see trend and people discuss on here, it’s obvious there are no real life problems. Like this Pete Edochie and Ọọni gist, una don over belle full.
Dragging meaningless things while the country is on fire! Ooni stretched his hand to greet his fellow men and he happily did that and moved on while people of tradition are here giving it legs to walk!!
Side boyfriend Iya Shookudi @BlackVanderbilt
I don’t see why you people are being vexed they shook the Ooni. When the ooni himself won’t sit in his palace. Man will be everywhere looking for where to eat jollof rice.
Chidiebere Nwadaghubu @chidiebereadams
Man Like Daddy Pete! Daddy wey dey stand give Ooni 3. Ooni nara ito with gladness! Una go dey alright 😀😀
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