Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan handshake with veteran actor, Pete Edochie and Kanayo o kanayo have sparked reactions from Social media users.
In a now viral video, Edochie and Kanayo approached Ooni’s table at Elizabeth Jack Rich’s 40th birthday party on Tuesday and exchanged Igbo “cultural” handshakes with the monarch.
Some Social media users have knocked the actors for disrespecting the Monarch, while others praised Ooni for being very respectful.
Another user Onyemauchi tweeted: “This man supposed be King for him community”
Another tweep tracesorba wrote: “Igbos don’t bow down to any man, An evolved or wise man is their our own Chi.”
Kelvin Odanz said. “Is this ceremony holding in the Ooni palace? I mean, if an Igbo man (from a culture that doesn’t bow to another man) meets the Ooni in the UK for instance, is it disrespectful if he chooses to greet the respected Oba in a way he was brought up to respect dignitaries?”