During his recent trip to the U.S, the Ooni of Ife visited the Redeemed Christian Church of God with his Olori.

However, this video of him singing ‘Jesus is my father’ just went viral and Nigerians had so much to say about it.

According to some, the Ooni of Ife should only propagate the religion of his ancestors.

https://twitter.com/yomisteve/status/748312626308988929

They believe he should act as the custodian of Yoruba traditions and beliefs.

https://twitter.com/OmoAlabukun/status/748294151171637249

Will his actions have a negative impact on his subjects?

Because even the Pope will always represent the church.

Some think he was influenced by movies.

https://twitter.com/Seyi__/status/748181476756361216

Some believe every Nigerian monarch should have the freedom to practice whatever religion they want.

https://twitter.com/jag_bros/status/748273523571851264

Especially someone who was practicing his own religion before becoming the Ooni.

https://twitter.com/BennyCapricorn/status/748335873931022336

Should the Yoruba people move with the times and accept this change?

Is the outrage from Nigerians a double standard? Considering the fact that some Nigerians find the Yoruba traditional beliefs barbaric.

Can’t the Ooni be a Christian while propagating his own culture?

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