Reactions Trail Ooni Of Ife, Pete Edochie Handshake

A cross-section of Nigerians on social media has reacted to a viral video showing the Ooni of Ife and Nollywood veteran, Pete Edochie, exchanging a handshake.

Reactions Trail Ooni Of Ife, Pete Edochie Handshake
Reactions Trail Ooni Of Ife, Pete Edochie Handshake

In the video shared by Kanayo and Ooni on their verified Instagram handles, the actors had walked into the venue of Elizabeth Jack Rich’s 40th birthday party and they approached Ooni’s table to exchange pleasantries with him.

The duo delighted to see Ooni extended handshakes simultaneously and ended with the traditional and popular Igbo backhand handshakes.

Kanayo had captioned it, “Last night was awesome @peteedochie @babarex0 @chidimokeme and the very outstanding His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan, Ooni of Ife.

The video posted on Wednesday had amassed over 20,000 likes and 1,141 comments on Kanayo’s page.

The clip has since generated varying reactions among Nigerians. While some tagged the handshake as a disrespect to the A-list Yoruba monarch, others held that such exchange is a norm among the elites.

See some reactions below:


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