Prince Sefiu Olawale Oyebola, Adeyeri 111, the newly appointed Aseyin of Iseyin, has commenced his seclusion rites in preparation for his installation ceremony on Thursday. However, the High Priest of the town, High Chief Ifasoji Adeyemi, has issued a stern warning against the use of cameras and photography during the sacred process.
High Chief Adeyemi emphasized that it is strictly against the customs and traditions of Iseyin to document the seclusion rites of the Aseyin-designate in any form. All necessary traditional requirements for appeasement processes and prayers have already been fulfilled.
During this period of seclusion, the new Aseyin will undergo intensive tutelage on the rich history of his ancestors and their governance, as well as the background of each ancient household. This seclusion period is expected to last for seven days, with various significant locations involved in the process.
High Chief Adeyemi stated, “Tonight, we will commence the rites by entering the Igbo Oba, starting from Aaba Itan groove to Aaba Odo Iseyin and concluding at Igbo Imokin for the continuation of the process over the next seven days.” He further emphasized that residents of Iseyin who wish to witness the process must strictly refrain from filming or taking photographs at the grooves, as it would be considered sacrilegious to the sacred traditional rites.