The palace of the Ooni of Ife has finally reacted to claims that the new queen, Olori Porphetess Naomi stepped on blood as part of her marriage rites last Thursday, October 18th.
The photo below trended last week, with lotta folks thinking it was blood that was spilled on the floor. In a post on Facebook, the palace gave clarifications on the trending video…
“YOURA NI ASA!!!
The new Yeyeluwa wasn’t stepping on blood but OOSUN (Cam Wood). “Iyawo Elese Oosun” ….hope you remember Ayinde Barrister’s song? There’s no where in Yoruba tradition where the bride is required to step over blood as part of a wedding rite.”
A lot of Nigerians had reacted to the story after the photo surfaced on the internet and most people wondered how a prophetess would have mingled with traditions all in the name of marriage.
Although the marriage actaully generated mixed reactions as some Nigerians saw nothing wrong in her act as it is part of culture and something she must pass through just as others did in time past and she could not be an exception, despite being a prophetess of God.