Nigerian singer, Cynthia Morgan has shared an encounter she had with veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie in 2016.
After a video of Pete exchanging pleasantries with revered Yoruba monarch, the Ooni of Ife, surfaced on-line and garnered reactions, Morgan took to her Instagram web page to relate an incident the place she claimed Pete pressured her to do one thing towards her custom.
The video confirmed Pete Edochie shaking fingers with the Ooni of Ife as a substitute of prostrating or bowing down, as is customary in Yoruba tradition.
This motion by Pete Edochie acquired criticism on social media, with many contemplating it disrespectful to the king.
In response, Cynthia Morgan recommended Pete for respecting the Igbo custom throughout the trade however accused him of disregarding the traditions and beliefs of different tribes.
She recounted her personal expertise in 2016 in Okrika, Port Harcourt, the place Pete, as a titled man, allegedly pressured her to provide him an “osiba,” which is towards her Benin custom.
She stated that as a Benin woman, it’s thought of taboo for her to provide a titled Igbo man like Pete Edochie an osiba, however she claimed that he made her do it towards her will, thereby disrespecting the Benin custom.
Cynthia Morgan famous that she hopes that Pete Edochie would study to respect different individuals’s traditions as he had revered his personal.
“I like the truth that Pete Edochie’s custom is being revered at present, and I hope he learns to respect different peoples’ traditions too transferring ahead. For instance, that Benin ladies can not give a standard or titled Igbo man an ‘osiba’ for no simply purpose. In contrast to when he pressured me to provide him an ‘osiba’ in 2016 in Okrika exactly. Cheers,” she wrote.
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