|brand new royal carpet|
The burial ceremony of the late Ooni, called Oro festival, fueled rumours because traditionally a man, associated to the Ooni and called Abobakun, is supposed to be buried with the Ooni to accompany him in the afterlife. That man, reportedly fled, as the late Ooni passed away, in the hope to escape his fate. This was a few weeks ago. As we visited Ife, some people told us the Abobakun had since died but maybe we did not understand it quite well?
|a beer brand celebrating the new Ooni of Ife|
|the erection of a new palace for the Ooni|
|a carved wooden door of the old palace|