Ibadan masqueraders, in large number, on Wednesday converged on the Aliiwo family house of the Otun Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, to entertain him and his guests.
The event was against the directive issued by the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, that only him and Governor Seyi Makinde should play host to the masqueraders this year.
Ahead of the beginning of the annual festival on Monday, Oba Adetunji had through his Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity, Adeola Oloko, said: “Only the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, and the Olubadan of Ibadanland would be entertained by the masqueraders”.
But, the masqueraders turned out in large numbers, coming into the large compound one after the other to entertain Oba Balogun, who was accompanied by his colleague-Obas, including Balogun of Ibadanland, Owolabi Olakulehin, Eddy Oyewole, Lateef Adebimpe, Hamidu Ajibade , among others, to shower gifts on the masqueraders as they danced and prayed for peace, stability and growth of Ibadanland.
The climax of the festival, which included an acrobatic display by the local gymnasts, was the traditional killing of a dog – a ritual statutorily reserved for one of the foremost masquerades in Ibadanland, “Atipako”.
Speaking with reporters after the ritual, which was followed by a downpour, Oba Balogun described the programme as “incredibly fantastic”.
He wondered why the Olubadan should insist that he alone among the members of Olubadan-in-Council should receive the masqueraders in his palace.
The monarch added that Oba Adetunji, ever before he qualified to host the masqueraders by virtue of his position then as “Ekerin Balogun”, had to plead for it from the late Oba Odugade Odulana and the late monarch graciously approved it with inputs from some of the then High Chiefs.
“It is now inexplicable why Oba Adetunji should wish to deny those of us who genuinely qualify to host the masqueraders.
“Olubadan tried it last year and failed just as he has equally failed to stop the outing this year. What he stands to benefit from robbing our tradition which should be promoted by him remains unknown to us. But, thankfully, the custodians of the masquerades had taken it upon themselves to protect the tradition in defiance of his order which lacks logic.
“For the umpteenth time, we are saying we have no problem with him as the Ibadan foremost monarch and the reform being attacked by him has not in any way diminished his status. As Otun Olubadan, I’m behind him just like other high chiefs promoted as Obas and we still retain our titles,” the monarch said.
When Oba Balogun was reminded that ordinarily, the pronouncement of a monarch should automatically be binding on all his subjects and their defiance amounts to insubordination, he said “the popular saying in Yoruba that ‘toba lase’ presupposes that Oba would always weigh his directive before making pronouncement”.
‘The current method of education is faulty’ – Singer, Simi
Nigerian singer, Simi has faulted the current educational system being practiced in the country which she believes has killed off lots of talents.
According to her, lots of talents are dying because the country has made many believe that one can only attain success if he or she follows a certain path.
She tweeted: I fee like the current method of education is faulty. Ppl have different strengths – but we were raised to believe only certain talents or career paths can bring you success. So we see a lot of potential and ideas dying cos they were born to the right ppl in the wrong climate.
While some quarters feel the teachers are to blame for the decaying educational sector, Simi feels the blame shouldn’t fall solely on them. So the problem is not just the incompetent teachers.
It’s sometimes the misplacement of priorities. The inadequacy of the educational system to cater to the diversity of the human kind.
This is coming in the wake of JAMB approving 160 as cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The decision was made at a meeting held in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria
IG live nude: Me and Etinosa planned she will come naked but not to the extent she went – MC Galaxy claims
On March 15th, Actress and popular Instagram comedian, Etinosa made news after she appeared completely naked on singer MC Galaxy’s lG live video. She received a lot of backlash from Nigerians and at a point, came out to apologise and state that she regrets her action.
In a fresh interview with HIP Tv, MC Galaxy says himself and the comedian planned that she would go naked on his IG live but he did not know she would go to the extent that she did.
”I think I need to say the whole truth about this live video thing once and for all. The live video thing we planned it. Me and Etinosa actually planned that stuff but I wasn’t happy the way the whole thing turned pout to be on me alone. We planned it but we did not plan she would ”over naked” like that. She over did it when she came on live video”.
You are a drowning man, stop lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid – Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
MC Galaxy in a recent interview admitted that the March 15th Instagram nude video saga with actress and popular Instagram comedian, Etinosa was a planned work.
Back then, Etinosa made news after she appeared completely naked on MC Galaxy’s lG live video. She received a lot of backlash from Nigerians and at a point, came out to apologise and state that she regrets her action.
She has now reacted to MC Galaxy’s recent claim that it was pre-planned. Etinosa dragged the heck out of MC Galaxy. calling him a ‘drowning man’ and a ‘loser’.
Stop lying to Nigerians. They are not stupid. This is the last I will say on this hurtful issue. It hurts me a lot and you can tell by the harsh stupid way I cursed an innocent child because his father won’t stop throwing it at my face. However, after that happened I tried talking to a real therapist and it really works- I have made significant progress.i am working really hard to be a better person. I no longer feel rage or pain when fans troll me about it.
I laugh. Moving on process isn’t as easy as it sounds on tv. By 9pm on Africa Magic Urban you would see me again looking all perfect and talking perfect too but it’s not as easy as it looks on tv so no one should make it more complicated by adding lies. You can’t try to win Nigerians by lying to them. An effective damage control should avoid lies(MCG you would know this but you are an illiterate surrounded by illiterates)
I have said my truth. I was caught at an unguarded moment, someone I called my friend recorded me and sent it to blogs. I take full responsibility and am trying to move on. I advice all parties involved including the nude video viewers to move on. Thanks.
See the rest of her reaction below…
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