As a child growing up, every mother tells you to stay away from bad people that they would lead you to a bad place. Almost every Nigerian mother calls the child on the first day of school, especially university and tells him or her not to follow bad students in school.
All those times our mothers might have been referring to the First Corinthians verse that says ‘bad associations spoil youthful habits’.
According to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, there is a lot to learn from that simple verse, we all may have ignored growing up.
NAIJ.com came across a post shared by the Ooni on Children’s Day, Saturday, May 27. In the post he shared a message that his mother instilled in him as a child growing up.
He expressed that she would always quote ‘bad associations spoil youthful habits’ to him.
The Ooni explained that he later understood that the advice from the verse is to be careful of whom you let into your life.
He further added that the advice saved him from countless heartaches in his life and he would never forget it.
The Ooni of Ife such is a great man of high integrity and this message might make you wonder if this advice is what makes him so great.
In the post he shared, the Ooni also included his wife's photo which could mean that one of those people in his life who makes him who he is today is his wife, Olori Wuraola.
With this revelation from the Ooni, the saying 'behind every successful man is a great woman' could not be truer.
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Meanwhile, it is not only the Ooni that believes in his Olori, many Nigerian Facebook users blessed their union with prayers and praised the Olori for being a supportive wife. See comments below:
Some users expressed their gratitude towards the Ooni’s mother for raising him to be a great man. See comments below:
However, some people believe the Ooni is wrong to quote a bible verse due to his status in the Yoruba land.
A user, Kazeem Okanlomo, expressed that the Ooni should stop promoting Christianity.
Kazeem Okanlomo: “Kabiyesi o , pls stop promoting Christianity. This is an abomination, Arole Oduduwa is the greatest deity and cannot be seen to be subservience to MASCOT OF THE WHITE SUPREMACIST"Mr Jesus."
Do you agree with the Ooni that the company you keep determines the outcome of your life?
Meanwhile, the Ooni of Ife advice Nigerians not to give up that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.