- A 47-year-old traditionalist in Idanre, Ondo state, said he always sleeps on the famous hill as its custodian
- The man went further to say it is taboo for him to be fully clothed as the Lorin of the kingdom
- Speaking as a healer, the man said there is no sickness he cannot cure with his herbal mixtures
A high priest of the Idanre Kingdom has spoken on why he is not always fully clothed like normal people. In an interview with Legit TV, the traditionalist said that he tends to different sicknesses.
The 47-years-old man stated that not putting on proper cloth is the self-sacrifice he makes as the guardian of the popular Idanre hills.
He added that he is also a kingmaker in the kingdom. The high chief said though he could put on shorts and trousers, it is a big taboo for him to put on top.
When asked why it was so, he revealed it's because he is the guardian of a special abode called the "Olorin" and nobody enters the house fully apparelled.
Though the man has a house downhill, he always sleeps on the mountain and has been doing so for the past 34 years.
According to him, his position can be occupied by anyone who is abreast of the kingdom’s traditions.
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Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions to his story on Facebook below:
Abdulrazak Aliyu said:
"He should just remain in Nigeria where the weather favour's him, and dare not travel to Canada or Norway during winter, because he will be forced by nature to put on clothes."
Tolù Lopè said:
"I spent six years in Idanre while growing up. A very powerful historical small town in Ondo state. I know this man in person at òkè Idanre."
Mokwugwo Emmanuel said"
"African culture is something else, we are in the 21st century what's all this ..for a young man choosing to live such a life till his death is quite appalling."
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