Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, blames Islam and Christianity for the rising extinction of Yoruba conventional faith.
Punch reviews that he stated that the arrival of those two overseas religions has left no room for the indigenous tradition.
In keeping with him, Islam and Christianity succeeded in doing this by portraying Yoruba traditions negatively.
In his phrases, “Yoruba land is at a crucial juncture immediately, greater than ever earlier than. The assault on our tradition has assumed horrifying dimensions, coming from the acquired religions of Islam and Christianity, particularly their puritanical and pentecostal traits.
“Household life, nature and sample of social relations, indigenous social welfarism, household names and reward names, values and traditions’ have nearly been fully destroyed by their portrayal as evil, satanic or demonic.’
“ It’s now not that they signify inferior civilisation as was the case when the religions simply got here however that they’re evil, demonic and satanic in all areas.”
The monarch went on to recommendation all stakeholders in Yoruba land to make sure that they protect the dying traditions for the longer term era.
This was acknowledged on the worldwide convention on Yorubaland and politics for the reason that nineteenth Century and past.
The occasion was held on the Olabisi Onabanjo College, In the past Iwoye, in honour of famend historian, late Prof. Joseph Atanda.
In the meantime, the monarch’s sentiments have been echoed by Prof. Oyeniran Abioje of the College of Ilorin in an opinion piece for The Guardian.
He wrote, “I urge conventional rulers to emulate the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who has been actively selling ATR and tradition, as heritages that should not be allowed to be annihilated by brokers of nihilist religions (Christianity and Islam) that cow and milk fellow human beings within the identify of God, Holy E book, Prophet, and so forth. The Alaafin is doing that, however his “Lamidi.”
…My very own conviction is that posterity won’t forgive anyone who occupies African conventional throne solely to be utilizing it to undo ATR and tradition…
If you abandon ATR, you could have deserted the non secular value of the ancestors/ancestresses, by whom God gave you life, and a way of what it means. And any river that abandons its supply can not prosper; it is going to finally get dried-up. Go and see what Ọ̀ṣun, God’s Minister of Water Assets, is doing for Osogbo; Ọlọ́jọ́ (means God Almighty, the Proprietor of Dawn), Ife; Shango (God’s Minister for Thunder), Oyo, and many others.”
Do you agree with their opinion?