Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Alaafin from Oyo, blames Islam and Christianity for the rising extinction of the normal Yoruba faith.
Punch stories that he stated that the arrival of those two overseas religions left no room for native tradition.
In response to him, Islam and Christianity have succeeded in doing this by portraying the Yoruba custom in a destructive gentle.
In his phrases, “The Yoruba Land is at a tipping level as we speak, greater than ever. The assaults on our tradition have taken on a daunting dimension, coming from the accepted religions of Islam and Christianity, particularly their puritan and pentecostal developments.
“Household life, the character and patterns of social relations, customary social welfare, surnames and names of reward, values and traditions are ‘virtually utterly destroyed by their depiction as evil, satanic or demonic.’
“They now not characterize the decrease civilizations as they had been when the religions had been simply coming in, however they’re evil, devils and demons on all fronts.”
The king then suggested all stakeholders within the Yoruba land to make sure that they preserved the dying custom for future generations.
This was acknowledged at worldwide conferences on Yorubaland and politics from the nineteenth century onwards.
The occasion was held at Olabisi Onabanjo College, In the past Iwoye, in honor of the famend historian, the late Prof. Joseph Atanda.
In the meantime, the king’s sentiments have been echoed by Prof. Oyeniran Abioje of the College of Ilorin in an opinion piece for The Guardian.
He wrote, “I invite the normal rulers to observe the instance of Alaafin Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who has been actively selling ATR and tradition, as a legacy that shouldn’t be allowed to be destroyed by brokers of the nihilist faith (Christianity and Islam) who’re cows and milk from fellow human beings. creatures within the identify of God, the Bible, the Prophet, and so forth. Alaafin does that, regardless of his “Lamidi”.
…My very own perception is that posterity won’t condone anybody who occupies a conventional African throne solely to make use of it to overturn ATR and tradition…
While you go away ATR, you could have left the religious worth of your ancestors, by which God gave you life, and a way of what it means. And any river that leaves its supply won’t succeed; will finally dry out. Go and see what un, Minister of Water Sources, does for Osogbo; lọ́jọ́ (that means God Almighty, Proprietor of Daybreak), Ife; Shango (Minister of the God of Lightning), Oyo, and many others.”
Do you agree with their opinion?