Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has spoken in a video about the relationship between Kings in Yorubaland and deities. In an exclusive interview with Abisola Alawode, the monarch said that any king that is still worshipping gods does not know what he is doing. The king said that he is no deputy to any god.
The king revealed that saying that a king is second to a deity shows why a king is powerless in the Yorubaland. According to him, a lot of superstitions need to be done away with.
Oba Abdulrasheed said God chose him to fill his present position as he had to come down from Canada, jettison his citizenship and serve his people in Iwo.
Speaking about orisa, he said: “Their role is to bastardise Yoruba culture and rewrite Yoruba history… Idols don’t have anything to do with kings. The only enemy of the kings that want to put the kings down is orisa… What has orisa created that a king must be under orisa?”
Speaking with Abisola further, he rhetorically asked what is the significance of orisa and the things they have done. Kings are God’s representatives The monarch said that monarchs by history fought the gods and they are above the
Explaining further, he said: “When you greet me now, you are not really greeting me, you are greeting the God that is unseen… Or who do you think is the Kabiyiesi? You think I am the Kabiyeisi? They take kings to court. The meaning of Kabiyeisi is who you cannot ask…”
The monarch said he is one of the few paramount rulers in Yoruba land whose stool has never been upgraded. Watch the full video below: