As a British Citizen and Bonafide Yoruba race person. The Human Rights Act 1988 of the United Kingdom (as amended) allow their citizens to enjoy their individual rights and protections as enshrined under the laws of the United Kingdom.
Then, the Fundamental Rights concessions given to the citizens under Chapter IV Section 33 – 44 of the Nigeria 1999 Constitution (as amended), allow everyone to enjoy their individual rights and protections as enshrined under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Therefore, no one has the monopoly right to dictate the mode of dressing or criticise any pattern of individual dressing under any disguise and irrespective of their position or where they belong in the society.
The existing governing laws from both Countries also allow their citizens to enjoy their individual wealth according to preferences without any sort of discrimination or subject to imposition as enshrined under the various laws of their chosen places of abode.
May I seize this medium to educate the pronounced stack illiterates among us, that I am not in any way wearing a ‘Yoruba Oba Crown neither using Yoruba Oba walking stick, there is a wide difference in their identities and not comparable. The other recognised people that can use the same Yoruba Oba Crown and walking stick are the Ogboni, Oluawo, Olorisa, Herbalist Chieftain and Regents of Town. This is an ancient ethnic moral and social understanding to simply promote cultural and traditional values in Yorubaland.
Finally, if those who are known to be commonly and popularly stealing their community fund still feel intimidated about my physical appearance and found it difficult to enjoy their stolen money. Please let us allow those who work with their sweat to accumulate their wealth to enjoy it as God Almighty blessed.
So let it be known to all and sundry that my designed hat and walking stick is purely for fashion as a formidable stylist and season fashionist.
Otunba Damilola Oladimeji ‘POH, ECHGA, GIOU’
Ojo Gbogbo Bi Odun ‘II’
Ekimogun Cultural Heritage Global Ambassador