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Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Queenisha: 5:35pm On Aug 28, 2008
King James Oladipo Aroko-Ola Buremoh is the Oba, or hereditary monarch, of the Nigerian town of Idera -- a tiny kingdom home to about 20,000 people.

He's also a New York tour bus driver.

Recently, two exchange students from Nigeria were told by their tour guide on the bus that a Nigerian king was driving.

They raced down the stairs to see who it was.

"The boy prostrated, the lady knelt down. I don't even want people to know I'm a king," said Buremoh, who is also an American citizen.

http://www.nbc6.net/news/17310333/detail.html?rss=ami&psp=news
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by tRoOE(f): 6:26pm On Aug 28, 2008
Nothing new under the sun wink

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Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by DisGuy: 6:44pm On Aug 28, 2008
anyone know where Idera is?

why are some nigerians in diaspora always claiming royalty sef

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Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Ezinwannem: 7:47pm On Aug 28, 2008
so he became da king of his town cuz of his generosity to his people, hehehe
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by tpia: 9:34pm On Aug 28, 2008
haha.

Its getting quite common these days to see Nigerian monarchs engaged in some other occupation. Especially the younger generation ones.

This thing shouldnt be forced on people- if someone says they dont want to do it, then why cant the kingmakers simply find another candidate.
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by ikamefa(f): 9:39pm On Aug 28, 2008
chineke God of onitsha! shocked shocked shocked

to think that i saw this guy at a yinka aiyefele concert grin and i nearly stepped on him grin grin grin grin grin

10 kids? shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked e remain one to complete a football team grin

na wah!

kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabiiiyesiiiiiiii oh! " grin "
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Okijajuju1(m): 9:47pm On Aug 28, 2008
Ekwensu Ocha!! shocked shocked

GINI!! Aluu!!

How can!!!

Unbelievable!!!


Wait o!! Where is this Idera sef?? (you sure say no be one of those areas wey we dash Cameroun??)
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Skywalker5(m): 10:09pm On Aug 28, 2008
Why una dey open mouth like say una never hear case wey worse pass this one
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by lucabrasi(m): 2:17am On Aug 29, 2008
i dont think he s a proper oba,wat oba will leave his village or city or town ungoverned and be hustling abroad when there are enough people jostling to replace him if he s not too keen
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by EloSela(f): 6:41am On Aug 29, 2008
Respect to this man. At least he is not at home knowing he has no money and sitting on his a$$ demanding money from local govt. because of his status. He is making a way for himself, buying a fresh water well for his people, now that's commendable.
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by tpia: 9:15am On Aug 29, 2008
lucabrasi:

i don't think he s a proper oba,what oba will leave his village or city or town ungoverned and be hustling abroad when there are enough people jostling to replace him if he s not too keen

Sometimes they pressure people to be obas, saying its unbreakable tradition (or else abomination not to do it). I heard of a couple of young, educated people who were told this.  One male, one female. Both with good education, great jobs and quite exposed. It all depends on the kingmakers and who they want to be on the throne, for their own political purposes.

What some of the monarchs do is compromise by accepting the kingship, but continuing with their regular jobs/lives elsewhere.

I think these kinds of things shouldnt be open to candidates under 60 years of age.
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Nobody: 9:32am On Aug 29, 2008
What's the big deal. If it pays him to drive a bus, so be it.
Tour bus drivers make good money. Bus drivers are respectable people. Why can't a king be a bus driver if he wishes. Obviously he's king of a small/unknown town. If the oba of owo or the oba of ile ife drives a bus in the U.S, then only will we have a reason to post it on forums, This is a non issue
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by MrCrackles(m): 10:10am On Aug 29, 2008
Big deal

Dude is cashing in his dollars while ya'all gaping mouth wide in awe and disbelief!
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Caliente(m): 10:26am On Aug 29, 2008
Brash!:

Big deal

Dude is cashing in his dollars while ya'all gaping mouth wide in awe and disbelief!

[size=13pt]I don hear cashing. Cashing indeed[/size]
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by spikedcylinder: 10:30am On Aug 29, 2008
EloSela:

Respect to this man. At least he is not at home knowing he has no money and sitting on his a$$ demanding money from local govt. because of his status. He is making a way for himself, buying a fresh water well for his people, now that's commendable.

Seconded.
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by MrCrackles(m): 10:32am On Aug 29, 2008
Caliente:

[size=13pt]I don hear cashing. Cashing indeed[/size]

dont waffle, at least he gets paid, and regularly!!!
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Caliente(m): 10:34am On Aug 29, 2008
[size=13pt]Yeah he's working for it, that is noble enough[/size]
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by nzeaji(m): 10:36am On Aug 29, 2008
Chei!!!
 
OBA DON FALL MY HAND. sad sad sad shocked shocked

IS THAT NOT A DISREGARD TO THE ROYAL THRONE

IMAGINE OBA OF BENIN OR QUEEN OF ENGLAND DOING THE SAME grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by MrCrackles(m): 10:38am On Aug 29, 2008
Caliente:

[size=13pt]Yeah he's working for it, that is noble enough[/size]

then that is fair enough bruv!
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by tpia: 10:46am On Aug 29, 2008
nzeaji:

Chei!!!
 
OBA DON FALL MY HAND. sad sad sad shocked shocked

IS THAT NOT A DISREGARD TO THE ROYAL THRONE

IMAGINE OBA OF BENIN OR QUEEN OF ENGLAND DOING THE SAME grin grin grin grin grin grin

no, its not a disgracce to any royal throne.

He has a honest occupation- should he be transporting drugs instead? Or hanging around waiting for handouts and killing goats and chickens for sacrifice?

He's setting a good example for his people. There is dignity in labor.  The only comma here is the number of children- probably from more than one wife. But at least he's working to support them. If more Nigerians thought like him, the nation would be a better place.

And comparing him to Oba of Benin or Queen of England is far fetched. In any case, if either of the two decided they wanted some experience in everyday employment, then its their choice, imo. It doesnt take away from their authority. Thats one of the things William and Harry sometimes wish for- just to experience life as an ordinary person.
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by MrCrackles(m): 10:48am On Aug 29, 2008
tpia:


no, its not a disgracce to any royal throne.

He has a honest occupation- should he be transporting drugs instead? Or hanging around waiting for handouts and killing goats and chickens for sacrifice?

He's setting a good example for his people. There is dignity in labor. The only comma here is the number of children- probably more from more than one wife. But at least he's working to support them. If more Nigerians thought like him, the nation would be a better place.

And comparing him to Oba of Benin or Queen of England is far fetched. In any case, if either of the two decided they wanted some experience in everyday employment, then its their choice, imo. It doesnt take away from their authority. Thats one of the things William and Harry sometimes wish for- just to experience life as an ordinary person.

Spot on!

He got a job going and he's getting paid, the rest is irrelevant!
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Blackcat(f): 10:50am On Aug 29, 2008
First and foremost he is not an Oba. This is another white lie used to rubbish our monarchs.

An Oba will never, I repeat never lower himself to such ridiculous lengths, secondly the day he turned down his Nigerian passport and took the American passport is the day he stopped being a Nigerian citizen talkless of a respectable Oba.

Jeez! Africa don suffer wetin oyinbo no go do to rubbish us angry
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by nzeaji(m): 10:59am On Aug 29, 2008
Blackcat:

First and foremost he is not an Oba. This is another white lie used to rubbish our monarchs.

An Oba will never, I repeat never lower himself to such ridiculous lengths, secondly the day he turned down his Nigerian passport and took the American passport is the day he stopped being a Nigerian citizen talkless of a respectable Oba.

Jeez! Africa don suffer wetin oyinbo no go do to rubbish us angry


GBAM!!!!!
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Nobody: 11:01am On Aug 29, 2008
Blackcat:

First and foremost he is not an Oba. This is another white lie used to rubbish our monarchs.

An Oba will never, I repeat never lower himself to such ridiculous lengths, secondly the day he turned down his Nigerian passport and took the American passport is the day he stopped being a Nigerian citizen talkless of a respectable Oba.

Jeez! Africa don suffer wetin oyinbo no go do to rubbish us angry

Excuse me, eh eh   , Dual Citizenship!!!!!!!!!!!
He might be an Oba, There are different grades of kings, You have the major ones like benin,ife, sokoto whilst there are smaller kingdoms who have their own obas. It is not news. My friends dad is an Oba and he lives in lagos. He only goes to the kingdom on weekends. He was given the throne while he was working for an oil company and he kept his job!!! Theres no big deal in this
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by carmelily: 11:03am On Aug 29, 2008
Getting "Coming to America" vibes grin
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by nzeaji(m): 11:05am On Aug 29, 2008
tpia:

no, its not a disgracce to any royal throne.

He has a honest occupation- should he be transporting drugs instead? Or hanging around waiting for handouts and killing goats and chickens for sacrifice?

He's setting a good example for his people. There is dignity in labor.  The only comma here is the number of children- probably from more than one wife. But at least he's working to support them. If more Nigerians thought like him, the nation would be a better place.

And comparing him to Oba of Benin or Queen of England is far fetched. In any case, if either of the two decided they wanted some experience in everyday employment, then its their choice, imo. It doesnt take away from their authority. Thats one of the things William and Harry sometimes wish for- just to experience life as an ordinary person.

Maybe you see it from the New Zealand(ish) point of view (probably because you are there) but from the Nigerian point of view, it's just not done.

    OBA========> DRIVER embarassed embarassed    NO!
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by funjoy(f): 11:10am On Aug 29, 2008
I would have simply read this over if i did not know anything about the person the story is about, but since i know and it is good to clear up a few things, I will let it flow. He is a relative of mine(a close one at that).Idera is a small town in Ifelodun Local Govt somewhere in Kwara state and the people there are mainly farmers(that eliminates comparing it with Benin,etc), i don't even know what grade the kingship position of the village is. The kingship used to be rotated until one ruling house decided to dominate, eventually the people decided that no more of that and they chose their king. The onus fell on this honorable man, and as daunting as the task is, he accepted the choice of the people, most of especially the youths of the village. Before then, he was not permanently based in Nigeria and he has his family that he still takes care of. At one time , he was a wrestler, some people older than me may know, he was known as "African Tiger", and we all know that Nigeria glorifies athletes (****hicks**** undecided, i am talking of some 15 years ago).
Now, he is a bus-driver(and, ), would it have been better if he was a thief or drug pusher and he was throwing ill-gotten money about. He chose to do an honest job, which i respect him for. At least the upbringing he was given, he has followed and held on.If nothing, he can look his people in the eye and know that he still merits their respect as a fine, honest and good leader. Need i go on, Is that not what is killing Nigeria today, dishonest thieving leaders.
If he is a bus-driver abroad and it feeds his family,gives him peace with man and with God,makes him a good leader, then I am right behind him solidly at that,

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Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Mustay(m): 11:13am On Aug 29, 2008
At least, hez got a [i]meaningful [/i]job.
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by carmelily: 11:18am On Aug 29, 2008
He works six days a week and makes enough money in a month to buy a much-needed fresh-water well for his people back home.

i saw this quote above in the news on the link posted here. That sounds so stupid.
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by nzeaji(m): 11:21am On Aug 29, 2008
nzeaji:

Maybe you see it from the New Zealand(ish) point of view (probably because you are there) but from the Nigerian point of view, it's just not done.

OBA========> DRIVER embarassed embarassed NO!
if what you say is true, then i have no choice but to believe that he's doing the right thing. thanks for the enlightenment. smiley smiley smiley
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Nobody: 11:31am On Aug 29, 2008
Another useless thread gaining prominence on nairaland's home page. I wonder what qualifies a thread for the front page, may be we need to know??
Re: Nigerian Monarch Driving Buses In New York by Ibomade2: 11:32am On Aug 29, 2008
@ Dis Guy Idera is in Ifelodun Local Government of Kwara State.

I was surprise when I clicked on the link myself.

Used to live on the same street with the dude way back in 9ja. Back then he was famously known as "Ladi the African Tiger" and I remember watching him take on the likes of Michael Hayes, Ox Baker and some other professional wrestlers from the USA at the stadium in Ilorin.

***
Those were dem dayzzzzzzzzzzz

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