A viral video featuring Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, donning the sacred Aare crown during the Olojo festival has ignited diverse reactions on the internet.
In the wake of video releases from the Olojo festival, it has been disclosed that the Ooni of Ife observed a rigorous 7-day fast without consuming food, and the weight of the Aare crown he wore amounted to an impressive 50 kilograms.
The Olojo Festival is a time-honored annual event held in Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. It stands as a significant cultural festival in Yoruba tradition, dedicated to honoring the memory of “Ogun,” the deity associated with Iron and believed to be the first son of Oduduwa, the ancestral figure of the Yoruba people.
The Yoruba word ‘Olojo’ translates to ‘The Day Of The First Dawn,’ signifying the appreciation of humanity towards God’s creation and the existence of humans. Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has described it as a festival that celebrates the Black race worldwide.
In the video, it was evident that the Ooni of Ife appeared fatigued, as he struggled to move while wearing the sacred Aare crown during the Olojo festival in the ancient town of Ife.
An Instagram user identified as randyradiolover’s 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.”
Watch video below;
Ooni Of Ife putting on the sacred crown “Ade Aare”. It weighs over 50kg and it is the first ever crown in Yoruba land. pic.twitter.com/NIzt2exits
— OLAMIDE 🌸💖 (@Olamide0fficial) October 1, 2023
See reactions below;
moriamariam: The crown weight is approximately 50kg that fucking heavy📌TRADITION❤️.
sahfresh__: If you are ain’t legitimately install as Ooni of ife you can’t put that crown on your head.
official_speaker101: Upon all the juju on the crown police is still on guard 💂♀️who are we to believe !! Pastors uses convoy of soldiers that guides them !! Ifa priest and native doctors are not safe too ## We need more explanation about LIFE AND RELIGION.
dattechguy: I no go surprise if na act he dey act because I no see how that crown wan heavy. Infact them calling it sacred just screams scam 😂.
tonypally1982: Men, Yoruba culture is rich! These guys liberal nature make it easy for even the western/Arabic religious ones among them to practice it! At least, their culture do not regularly accuse their widows of being behind their husband deaths.
simplerajjjj71: Y’all commenting sh!t, unah talk say the original crown Dey oversea and some go talk say British wan carry am. Make unah Dey play. This crown no be anyhow crown oooo, make you go carry and see Wetin go do you immediately.