Oluwo:”It Is An Insult For Yoruba Kings To Worship Sango Because His Name Is Not Linked To Our Origin”

Oluwo:"It Is An Insult For Yoruba Kings To Worship Sango Because His Name Is Not Linked To Our Origin"Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has stated that he believes it is offensive for Yoruba kings to worship the god Sango, as the term Sango has nothing to do with the Yoruba people.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

He explained that while Sango’s father was Yoruba, his mother hailed from Ibaripa in Nupe and named him ‘Sango,’ which is not a Yoruba name. He argued that this distinction disassociates Sango from the authentic Yoruba heritage. He further illustrated his point by mentioning the Ogun deity, who originated from Ekiti and never visited Iwo land. He questioned the rationale behind Iwo people worshipping Ogun.

He said in an interview with Punch, ”It is an insult for Yoruba Kings to worship Sango because his name is not linked to our origin. Sango’s father was Yoruba but his mother was from Ibaripa in Nupe, it was his mother who gave him the name ‘Sango.’ It’s not a Yoruba name.

Even Ogun was from Ekiti. He didn’t visit Iwo land, so does it make sense for the people of Iwo to say they want to worship Ogun? Even Oya was from Ira in Kwara state. Kings are not meant to worship Idols. They are the representatives of the Almighty God.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>