Osun State Traditional Ruler, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi Banishes Idol Worshiping

at 10:06 AM, 14/03/2018 (6 months ago)
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With civilization and technology in this present age, Osun state up until now practiced idol worshiping.

Traditional ruler in Osun state banishes idol worshiping and here’s why

A prominent and First Class Yoruba traditional ruler in Osun State, The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi has adopted full Emir regalia and jettisoned his regular Yoruba dress. The monarch also banished some idols, particular the popular one that has been in the palace since time immemorial. Oba Akanbi relocated the palace popular idol to another shrine in the town and resettled it there.

In a chat with Daily Trust, the traditional ruler said Iwo is the home of Islamic scholars and that he could be regarded as an Emir.

The monarch said his decision to adopt Emir regalia was to show the whole world that Iwo is an Islamic ancient town and that the turban is part of his paraphernalia of office. “When I was made the Oluwo of Iwo, I was turbaned.

It is because Iwo is an Islamic ancient town. Iwo was known as ‘geri malami, meaning: the home of the scholars. So, this regalia is appropriate for me as the Oluwo.

On the reason he banished the idols and relocated the palace popular idol, Oluwo said the palace was meant for the monarch alone and that the idol cannot be sharing space with him in the palace.

“As the monarch, I’m superior to the idols and it cannot be competing with me in the palace. I have taken that idol my palace to where it belong. Those who may want to worship the idols can meet them there, not in my palace. As you can see, there is a mosque in the palace and we can worship the God Almighty there”.

Meanwhile, the monarch has been the talk of town as his decision has been the major discussion across the state.

However, majority of the indigenes of Iwo applauded the Oluwo for his action and pledged their full supports for him.


gogoman at 11:15 AM, 14/03/2018 (6 months ago)
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he must be suicidal to do such......... our culture MUST stay!!!
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ruthie at 12:34 PM, 14/03/2018 (6 months ago)
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no one follows these traditional rulers again
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willyking at 12:57 PM, 14/03/2018 (6 months ago)
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I tought africa have their own tradition b4 islam came in from the harab continent and was introduce and giving to africans by force..how can a tradition or religion that was giving to a people trough war and by force surdenly become their original tradition..how possible is that  Huh?
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cypanyahucha at 01:51 PM, 14/03/2018 (6 months ago)
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Thank you
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nature7888 at 03:17 PM, 14/03/2018 (6 months ago)
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Hmmmmm. saving my comments on this
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fineboy77 at 06:54 PM, 14/03/2018 (6 months ago)
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lemme see where dis leads
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slimber at 07:15 PM, 14/03/2018 (6 months ago)
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Very good
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SOGaiya at 11:43 AM, 15/03/2018 (6 months ago)
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this is just the beginning
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John1971 at 01:24 PM, 15/03/2018 (6 months ago)
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Quote from: John1971 on 01:20 PM, 15/03/2018
It's clear that the oluwo is a kid and a very stupid nonentity. Our tradition in Yoruba land must be embraced so long u are a traditional ruler in Yoruba land and as a true son of Yoruba it is believed that traditional religion is the head of all religions. I am very certain he's unaware of the consequence of his action. I pity you little Oluwo!
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