Following Davido’s courtesy visit to the palace of Oba Adesimbo Victor Kiladejo Adenrele Ademefun Kiladejo, the Osemawe of Ondo, Nigerians have resorted to social media to express their outrage.
Davido traveled in a group that also included an American friend who is not accustomed to Yoruba culture.
A social media video depicting the incident shows Davido calling the friend to welcome the supreme Yoruba king.
The Afrobeats superstar is now in Ondo State for a gig, but before moving on to other matters, he chose to honor the traditional ruler.
Davido took use of his opportunity to introduce his friend from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, while making a speech at the palace. He disclosed that the man was on his first trip to Nigeria and Africa.
The young American tried to wave as he approached OBO since he wasn’t sure what to do in front of the King and his wife. However, the DMW supervisor told his companion to prostrate after correcting his friend who was ignorant of the customs.
The Atlanta-born man could be seen kneeling on the ground with his two hands on the ground rather than prostrating during the greeting because everything was new to him.
The guy then rose up and waved at the Oba as the Fem crooner kept talking to them.
In his speech, Davido expressed his love for bringing American friends to Nigeria so they could experience and learn about the culture. He also pledged to amuse the residents of Ondo State.
The traditional leader’s face was expressionless, but it appeared that he was not amused or pleased by what had happened.
The queen, on the other hand, appeared to be taking the situation a little more lightly because she was grinning.
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See reactions below
plenty_dollars_: Don’t force man to bow for another man mehn this is bad and embarrassing 🙈.
phresido: This American guy dey WAVE 👋 the king 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.
yjk_shotit: How this Young man who was born in Atlanta, grew up in Atlanta and yet still so very rooted to his Culture, need to be studied by the IGBOS
claudiagrant34: OBO have lot of respect for culture if not he won’t ask his friend to knee.