Social media has been thrown into a frenzy after Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II claimed his ancestors founded Lagos.
The Herald earlier reported that Oba of Benin made the claim on Sunday evening during a courtesy visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina.
During the visit, Oba of Benin stated that according to history, the modern-day Lagos was founded by Prince Ado, the son of the first Oba of Benin. He added that Lagos and Benin share a common heritage and culture, and urged the people to preserve their identity and values.
The claim however stirred mixed reactions from netizens who left their different opinions, The Herald captured some via X formerly called Twitter, see below;
Oba of Benin just give us material for premium drags at a time some criminals are demolishing people’s sweat and blood on a “NO MAN’S LAND”
OBA GHATOPERE ISEEEEEEEEEE!✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/17aSkF49Mi
— HappinessEric🦅 (@pearlddiva) November 28, 2023
The Balogun Oshodi of Eko (Lagos), Oloye Abisoye Oyeyemi Oshodi responds to Oba of Benin and educates him about the history of Lagos island.
A thread: pic.twitter.com/p43WMfWlNd
— Africanism culture (@imakun122) November 28, 2023
Oba of Benin’s nugget was very timely, Yoruba Ronus now have something else to worry and talk about instead of the igbos, and I trust Benin people have more than enough dose for their mądness.
— Engr. Shaibu (@MO_Shaibu_) November 28, 2023
My respect to Oba of Benin dropped!
Yes Benin found some parts in Lagos not all but Lagos is not for Benin. He should go and read his history very well to understand how it happened!
We will lecture Oba of Benin since he has decided to bring his linen outside!
The word Eko… pic.twitter.com/puM5fbDOFN
— Otunba GCFRN (@beninghone) November 27, 2023
There are 3 powerful nation states in precolonial West Africa namely Oyo, Benin and Warri.
All the three nation states were founded by Oranmiyan who was the son of an Ife King called Oduduwa.
The Alaafin of Oyo and the Oba of Benin have the same father called Oranmiyan but… pic.twitter.com/LG0ACaGRLn
— Aare Kurunmi Kakanfo (@AKakanfo) November 27, 2023
Oba of Benin is 70. Oba of Lagos is 80. There are certain things you wouldn’t say to your 70 years old father or 80 years old grandfather. Please control your emotions, moderate your language and disagree in a civil manner. It’s the right thing to do.
— Dr Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) November 27, 2023
WHO NOW FOUNDED LAGOS?
Tinubu said he founded Lagos and made it what it is today, and without him there will be no Lagos.
The Oba of Benin because of that came to Lagos to tell the Governor that it was The Benin People that founded Lagos.
Believe The Drvg Bar0n at your Peril. pic.twitter.com/onnR6TUuAI
— Queen Bee (@RealQueenBee__) November 27, 2023