Osun Monarch, AbdulRasheed Akanbi, Olowu of Iwoland wants to be addressed as an Emir, drops Oba title.. Cites disunity among Yoruba kings.
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.