Ooni of Ife has no respect for the throne, says Seun Kuti

Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, has lambasted the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi for referring to Jesus as his father.

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It would be recalled that Oba Ogunwusi had said: “Jesus is my father” at a church service earlier this year.

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But Seun in an interview with SAHARA TV said: “ What happened to respecting the throne?”

“ This a shame to the monarch and the Yoruba race.

“ It is an embarrassment to a throne that is older than him.

“ That is older than his lineage and even anything he knows.

“ He cannot make such a statement without a consensus.”

The son of the legendary singer, Fela Kuti further said that a king who has performed ritual rites has no right to refer to Jesus as his father . He said, ”Yes, he is the king of all religion. His duty is to protect the citizens and respect their rites to free religion than pander to one religion by going to worship with them.

”Imagine the Queen of England making a statement that, “The pope is her father.”

“ by Swearing allegiance to the pope.

“ She says she no longer believes in the archbishop of Canterbury and Anglican church of England.

“ That day she would leave the throne.

“ The British people also have Muslims but the Queen does not pander to them by going to worship with them.

“So for the Ooni to say he is the son of Jesus.

“ It is a Shame!” He quipped.

Speaking further, the singer also blasted the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, over his claims that idol worship among monarchs are responsible for the crisis in the land.



  1. Seun you better give your life to christ,you talk as if you know history so very much,you have to read the history of Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus,there is nothing wrong for the Ooni of Ife to say he is a Child of Christ,desist from the idol your father Baba Fela worshiped,..don’t get twisted

    • Trust Migerians and their sickening holier than though attitude! What makes you think you are a better person than him? Always judging others! What guarantees you that you will make heaven with ur attitude?

  2. Good talk from Seun
    It’s really ironical for the Ooni to go about calling Jesus,who is not even being recognised by his fellow Jews,his father,after the Ooni had paid allegiance to all the oracles,like Olodumare,Oro,Awo,aje,irunmole,egungun etc before being crowned as King
    The Ooni needs to abdicate his crown to be able to fully commit his life to Jesus

    • And with this your very ill natured manner of communication,you too will say you are “born again” and Jesus is your father
      If anything,your are a disgrace to even your religion
      What a parody

  3. The Ooni has chosen Christ Jesus as his father. It’s left for Seun to choose who to serve. That is not Kabiyesi’s cup of tea. Chikena!

  4. Non nice! I am not sure what point Seun is trying to make. As a Nigerian citizen, the Ooni has the right to identify with any or as many religion/religions as he wants. It is ignorant to criticize him for accepting Jesus as his master.

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