By Amosu Olanrewaju
I am confused oooo and I need someone to enlighten me , who have the power to install a chieftaincy title that has the appellation of “Yorubaland”. Is it Ooni of Ife who happens to be the father of all Yoruba’s all over the world or the Alaafin of Oyo?
The Alaafin territory is in Oyo State and does not have the power to install any title with “appellation” of Yorubaland. That right belong to the Ooni of Ife. Ile Ife is source of all Yoruba’s.
King Wasiu Ayinde should stop parading himself as the Mayegun of Yorubaland because he was installed by a king whose territory does not exceed Oyo State.
Wasiu Ayinde is said to be the first Mayegun of Yorubaland, a chieftaincy title that is new to everyone of us. We don’t understand the message being pass by the Alaafin of Oyo.
I guess another king will wake up tomorrow and come up with a funny title and give to the highest bidder.
All Mayeguns should be Mayeguns of the town that gave them the chieftaincy title and no by any means extend it to yoruba land. Mayegun of Oyo should be For Oyo, Mayegun of ife should be for IFE. Yoruba land doesn’t have a general imperial majesty as every towns and villages have their own kings who can give anyone the title of Mayegun.
In my own opinion, i think the Àlàáfín is simply playing politics with the title of Mayegun. The only title the Alaafin can give that covers all Yoruba land is the Aare Ona Kankanofo because of the historical significance of the title. Any other title given by the monarch is limited to Oyo town.