Nigerian Fuji maestro, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall has been installed as the Mayegun of Yorubaland by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall disclosed in an event honoured by prominent Yoruba kings that he will stand for the interest of the Yoruba people.
Still speaking, he declared that his music part is on one side while the Mayegun part is on another side.
However, standing for the interest of the Yoruba nation.” “I give thanks to God almighty for deeming me fit appreciating Kabiyesi Alaafin of Yoruba land and all royal fathers for supporting me on this great occasion.
The responsibility that I am given is about the unity of Yoruba,” Wasiu said. Revealing he was first considered for the role eleven years ago but sent on a tutelage before earning the chieftaincy title, Ayinde Marshall stated;
However, Eleven years ago Kabiyesi first muted the idea of installing me with the title, “He sent me to learn about more rudiments of life. I am better off today. I stand before everybody today and assure you of my readiness to play my roles diligently, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall concluded.
However Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, in his speech condemned monarchs that drink and club in public, saying any monarch who takes alcoholic drinks or club in public does not deserve respect.
Alaafin, who clarified his earlier statement, said he did not tell anyone to dishonor the kings but added that any monarch who defame his throne by drinking or clubbing in public should not be accorded any respect.
Talking about Ayinde Marshall, Alaafin said, “He understands the culture and I am not saying that he should disrespect the culture. But, kings who go about clubbing and drinking do not deserve any respect.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari was represented in the event by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; while Babafemi Ojudu represented the Vice-President of Nigeria professor Yemi Osinbajo.
In his final words Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi said, he did not mean that Wasiu will not respect the culture after being installed. “He will honour kings of the lands but will not prostrate to kings who are ignoble. A king should not be drinking (alcohol) at clubs and in public places and a king should not smoke.”