Popular Yoruba traditional monarch, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has sparked mixed reactions online after he engaged in ‘unexpected’ activity in his community.
Naija News reports that the Olowu of Iwoland took to his Instagram page to share a video of himself clearing the bushes with a cutlass.
The monarch said his action was based on his love for his community, bringing the people together and spreading love.
He captioned the video: “Love Your Own with passion. Its not about king/Oluwo cutting grass….its about community love to the city ! Paramount ruler of Iwoland Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi Telu1, President Iwo Board of Trustees Professor lai Olurode and others doing community work this morning, please don’t ask us why we did not use lawn mowers or laborers…this is bringing our Iwo people together spreading love”
Reacting, some Nigerians applauded the monarch, while others urged him not to jeopardize the Yoruba culture.
realyemisolade wrote: “BABA will not cease to amaze me….ROYAL LEADERSHIP by example…May TĘLU 1’s reign on the throne of his forebears continue to yield very positive fruits for the people of IWOLAND & KINGDOM. Aşę!”
lord_rhymes2 wrote: “Nice write up baba ,, but please let Not destroy our beautiful traditions because we want to prove something (kings are gods ) representative On Earth”
aladeogoofficial wrote: “From the beginning, of the reign of Oluwo, I understand that Oluwo loves the progress of Iwo wholeheartedly. …Long life Kabiyesi…”
official_ifeatu wrote: “Some people actually live by example so don’t think this is a way of him trying to impress his people. Know this and know peace”
alsalimosiyy wrote: “This what we call leader more blessings sir baba ur my role model”
iam_future96 wrote: “We are proud of you Kabiyesi and I’m glad to be there this morning. It was fun and we all did it with smiles on our faces.”
gracie__u wrote: “A good leader must show good example”
This article was originally published on Naija News