Reactions have trailed the graduation of a teenage monarch in Ondo State, Oba Oloyede Adeyeoba Akinghare II, the Arujale (Ojima) of the Okeluse kingdom, who just completed his secondary school education.
Oba Akinghare II who is arguably considered the youngest monarch in Nigeria took to his Instagram page to share pictures from his graduation ceremony.
The teenage monarch thanked his entire family and the people of the Okeluse kingdom for standing by him throughout the 6 years he spent in boarding school.
He wrote, “Congratulations to me as the journey of 6 years in secondary school finally ended today, thankful to God Almighty, my parents, my sisters, my chiefs, my friends, well-wishers and the entire citizens of Okeluse Kingdom for all the support every one of you has rendered throughout the 6years of being in a boarding school…”
The online community trooped to the comment section of the now-rival Instagram post to wish him the best in the rest of his endeavours and a successful reign.
Some netizens, however, wondered how a 17-year-old got picked ahead of more mature men, while some jokingly asked the monarch if he got flogged by teachers while in school.
Read some other reactions below:
@Anichebe commented, “I am happy he prioritizes his education. It will help him in his reign & his people. Congrats.”
However, @Ambrose doubts the young monarch’s age by saying, “16? He doesn’t look 16 o. But congrats all the same!”
@Hamsolid added, “Nothing like a teenage king, king is king irrespective of age… Honor is given to whom honor is due… Kabiyesi .. may u live long.”
Another user, @Isiaka commented, “You people are referring to a whole Kabiesi as teenage monarch, o lagbara o.”
@Olatunji said, “Kabiesi oooooo long life Sir more wisdoms in good health,happiness and wealth Alaye Luwa”
@Hammad added, “Who no like better things , young lady, placing ur hand on the King stomach is a complete vaulence and it can cause kasala…. Remove that hand before my eyes open.”