Some Nigerians, particularly social media users have reacted to a video clip making the rounds where popular singer, Tiwa Savage, went on her knees to greet ace Nollywood actress, Abiola Atanda popularly known as Madam Kofo. See fans’ epic reactions as Tiwa Savage goes on both knees to greet Madam Kofo.
Madam Kofo is not new in the entertainment and social circle. Her trademark ‘ceiling fan’ head gear stands her out in any event she attends, which even gave her a Glo deal, though she is no more an ambassador of the telecoms giant.
See fans’ epic reactions as Tiwa Savage goes on both knees to greet Madam Kofo
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Well, for Tiwa, despite the fact that she’s a big and of course a successful celebrity, she did not allow it get into her head. As it’s their culture, the Yoruba people take their culture very seriously especially respect and greetings.
This is a very important aspect of the culture and daily life. It is held in high esteem because they believe it’s more than just greetings; it goes a long way in building a person’s character.
The men/boys prostrate to greet their elders, while the women/girls greet by kneeling on two knees and the act of greeting for the men is called “Idobale” (to prostrate) while for the women it’s called “ikunle” (to kneel down). These are the ways of greeting amongst the Yorubas. It’s a way of showing respect to elders, parents, kings and acknowledging people in authority or older than the individual.
However, some fans think Tiwa’s kneeling down to greet Madam Kofo is not a big deal, whereas others hailed her humility despite her fame. Lol. See some comments below…
basictutor: “She for no kneel na. Better slaps fall on her.”
MasterChen: “Nice. Omoluabi style. Fun fact: There is a part of Nigeria where the people there wake their elders up with sliding tackle. A lot of pigs in that region as well.”
Zizicardo: “Omo daada.”
scooby12: “Smh. Not a big deal.”
Ameeria: “No biggie.She’s a proper Yoruba girl op.”
om4success: “All na publicity stunt.”
crazygod: “At least she get respect for elders. I still don’t know y I dislike her music.”
Jackpat: “Proudly Yoruba.”
awoo47: “Proudly Afonja – we show respect to those who earn it nt lyk our_flatino bros who worship kan.”u
Zico5: “Yes proudly yoruba. We are not like them that wake their parents in the morning with kicks.”
Rrankdonga: “Lol. They kneel down with their legs, but curse you in their heart. (No disrespect to the Madam kofo, tho I don’t know who she is). Sincerely speak Yoruba people, what has kneeling down got to do with respect?”
Lordwheez: “And this is news ooo… Hmmmn.. Where’s the content?”