Friday, June 24, 2016

Alaafin of Oyo Embarrasses Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari Who Tried to Shake Him - Taboo for a Woman to Shake Yoruba Traditional Ruler?

The Nigerian First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari has been in the news lately for mostly negative things; from being accused of playing role in the famous Halliburton bribery scandal that got a US congressman Jefferson jailed, to calling a sitting Nigerian state governor  a "mad dog that is not chained", to being politely turned down by a popular Yoruba traditional ruler while trying to shake him, which of course is a taboo in the Yoruba tradition for a woman to shake the Alaafin of Oyo!

In Nigeria, tradition seems to supersede every other law, and that lesson has been passed to the First Lady in the most embarrassing way.

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