Reactions as Pete Edochie, Kanayo O Kanayo shake Ooni at Elizabeth Jack-Rich’s birthday dinner

Pete Edochie

Reactions have started pouring in after veteran actors Pete Edochie and Kanayo O Kanayo shook hands with the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi at a birthday dinner of socialite Elizabeth Jack-Rich.

The event was held in Lagos earlier this week. A number of singers performed at the dinner including Flavour Na’bania.

In videos which have since gone viral, Pete, 76, walks into the venue of the dinner accompanied by his younger colleague Kanayo O. Kanayo. They both walk toward the Ooni and greet him with the traditional shake of hands among chiefs in Igboland.

Some netizens believe Pete and Kanayo ought to have bowed to the Ooni, a first-class monarch, in the traditional Yoruba way. Others think it was not necessary.

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