In style Nigerian singer, Cynthia Morgan, has recounted her assembly with veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie in 2016.
After a video of Pete exchanging pleasantries with the revered Yoruba monarch, Ooni of Ife, surfaced on social media and sparked reactions, Cynthia Morgan recounted an incident on her Instagram web page the place she claimed Pete coerced her to do one thing in opposition to her custom.
The video confirmed Pete Edochie shaking palms with the Ooni of Ife as a substitute of prostrating or bowing as is customary in Yoruba tradition.
This motion by Pete Edochie drew criticism from some social media customers on the web and plenty of thought of it disrespectful to the king.
In response, Cynthia Morgan praised Pete Edochie for respecting Igbo custom through the change 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 compelled her to provide him an ‘Osiba’, which is in opposition to her Benin custom.
“Osiba” merely means to bend barely in entrance of an elder to pat her or him on the again. It’s a signal of respect in Benin.
She mentioned that as a Benin lady, it’s taboo for her to provide a titled Igbo man like Pete Edochie an Osiba, however she claimed he compelled her to do it in opposition to her will, thereby disrespecting the Benin custom.
Cynthia Morgan famous that she hopes the veteran Nollywood actor would study to respect different folks’s traditions as he had revered his personal.
“I like the truth that Pete Edochie’s custom is being revered immediately, and I hope he learns to respect different peoples’ traditions too transferring ahead. For instance, that Benin ladies can’t give a typical or titled Igbo man an ‘osiba’ for no simply cause. Not like when he compelled me to provide him an ‘osiba’ in 2016 in Okrika exactly. Cheers,” she wrote.