The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, recently saw his newborn son and welcomed him into the palace, earlier than the six months that the culture prescribed.
The bundle of joy was ushered in with his mother, Olori Moronike Naomi Silekunola, with celebrations.
The royal couple recently the Prince Tadenikawo Aderemi Ogunwusi to the world on Wednesday, November 18.
A few weeks back, palace sources claimed the monarch would not be allowed to set eyes on his son until the baby’s natural hair grows out.
It was reported that the reason for the development has a lot to do with longstanding tradition, that forbids an Ooni from seeing the newborn or the mother until the natural hair of the child has been completely scraped off, and this could be in about six months time.
In addition, the sources disclosed that some rites would be performed before the heir to the throne is brought to the palace, and his arrival would be widely celebrated.
OONI OF IFE MEETS HIS SON FOR THE FIRST TIME:
This development raised eyebrows in some quarters with people saying tradition must not be compromised and consequentially eroded. Others argue that some of the traditions are not humane and need to be changed.