Records: Three White Cap Chiefs Of Lagos (Àrò Mẹ́ta) Symbol Of Lagos

Follow us on Social Media

Social sharing
20231129 103803 1

In this publication, We are bringing to our readers the Story of the Three White Cap Chiefs of Lagos.( Àrò Mẹ́ta ) Symbol of Lagos and its translations and transcriptions by Lagosians.

Àrò Mẹ́ta popularly called the “three wise men” is meant to welcome people coming into the city of Lagos.

The Àrò Mẹ́ta,a white granite sculpture of three Lagos white-cap chiefs is not just a mere sculpture; it is rich in its meaning.

The three sculpted chiefs depict the three kinds of traditional greetings on Lagos Island (Eko).

Eko refers to the indigenous people of Lagos occupying mainly Lagos Island.

Their clenched right fists symbolize a strong belief in the Supremacy of the right over the left.

All of them display clenched fists with the right hand always placed over the left.

Not only that, the statues also robed in intricately tied wrappers with the ends flung across the right shoulder.

This is not a coincidence, because in the Yorùbá culture, the right hand signifies acceptance and respect.

While the left hand is viewed with revulsion because it is often used to perform unsavory tasks and chores.

Initially, Àrò Mẹ́ta was located at the former Lagos-Ibadan Toll gate from where it was moved further to the bridge linking Ojodu and Alausa secretariat.

READ ALSO  EFCC To Arraign Cubana Chief Priest On Wednesday For Naira Abuse.

Until recently in 2004 where it was destroyed by unknown persons for reasons believed to be religious, it was also destroyed during the subsidy protest in January 2012.

Àrò Mẹ́ta became more popular in the early 90s when Yorùbá Fuji Superstar Obesere sang about it.

He proposed each of the men indicates different meaning to newcomers to Lagos. Apparently, being smart and cautiously attentive aren’t options in Lagos, Yorubaland. This is educative!

For inquiries on this news contact 9News Nigeria @08036856526

Leave your comment on this post

THE ROTTEN FISH: CAN OF WORMS OPENED OF APC & TINUBU'S GOVERNMENT OVER NIGERIA'S ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

WATCH THE CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND KNOW THE RESPONSIBLE PARTIES TO BLAME FOR NIGERIA'S ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, WHILE CITIZENS ENDURE SEVERE HARDSHIPS.

Watch this episode of ISSUES IN THE NEWS on 9News Nigeria featuring Peter Obi's Special Adviser, Dr Katch Ononuju, 9News Nigeria Publisher, Obinna Ejianya and Tinubu Support Group Leader, McHezekiah Eherechi

The economic crisis and hardship in Nigeria are parts of the discussion.


Watch, leave your comments, and share to create more awareness on this issue.


#9NewsNigeria #Nigeria #issuesInTheNews #politics #tinubu THE ROTTEN FISH: CAN OF WORMS OPENED ...
DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS FOR SUBSEQUENT UPDATES
#9newsnigeria #economia #economy #nigeria #government @9newsng
READ ALSO  American Latino Feminist Activist- Dolores Celebrates Happy 94th Birthday

www.9newsng.com

Leave your comment

Click on the link below or Scan the QR Code to join the 9News Nigeria WhatsApp Channel

9News Nigeria Investigative Reports WhatsApp Channel
9News Nigeria Investigative Reports WhatsApp Channel
About Princely Onyenwe 2450 Articles
Princely Onyenwe A seasoned Investigative Journalist, Civil Rights Activist, and Political Analyst, Currently Editor and News reporter with 9News Nigeria www.9newsng.com www.facebook.com/9newsng