There are hundreds of rules and regulations traditional rulers are expected to follow. This is to ensure that peace reigns in their kingdoms. Each kingdom has its rules, regulations, and taboos that should not be broken. If these rules are broken, there may be consequences.
In this article, we will be looking at the two Yoruba Kings who are forbidden to see their own newborn children immediately after birth. Although, the consequences of this action remain unknown, it is believed that the consequences are deadly.
He is the king of Ijero land in Ekiti state. He is formally known as the Ajero of Ijero land. He ascended the throne in December 1991. For Oba Joseph, it is a taboo for him to see his newborn baby after birth. Whenever any of his wives is pregnant and there are indications that she will soon give birth, such pregnant queen has to pack out of the palace. After 90 days of birth, the queen can now return to the palace with the baby.
2. Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu.
He is the Oba of Lagos. Formally known as Oba Akiolu of Lagos. He ascended the throne in August 2003. Oba Rilwan is also another king who is forbidden to see his own baby Immediately after birth. Just like the tradition requires of him, the pregnant queen will be sent to another place to give birth to her child. After 3 months, the Queen is allowed to come back to the palace with the baby.
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