AdvertisementsBut one thing that has since got many people talking was the fact that the New King and his Queens were covering their mouths all through the coronation ceremony.
But according to people in the town, the main reason why the Oba covers his mouth is when he is talks, as the supreme authority, whatever he says is final.
Its reported that People talk on his behalf most of the time and whatever they proclaim becomes the Law with immediate effect.
According to another source, people must not see the Oba's teeth so he doesn't smile in public. His wives covered their mouths as a sign of submission to the husband, the King.