The Oluwo of Iwoland in Osun state, Oba Adbulrasheed Akanbi has reportedly dropped the title of Oba and has adopted the Emir title. Who understands this story? Is this even allowed?
Explaining his reasoning, the Oba yesterday said
“I have decided to officially adopt Emir title today because I want to emulate the attitudes of Northern Emirs.
They don’t begrudge themselves like Yoruba Obas. It will surprise you to discover that for the past two years, there has not been meeting of Yoruba traditional rulers just because of enmities. There is nothing strange in adopting Emir title. .
I am the Emir of Yorubaland,” Oluwo said.