FOUNDERS OF NOTABLE CITIES IN YORUBALAND

Late Chief Farinde Owolabi Ajeigbe Joseph. Late Saloro of Iresi Town.

(1) Ile-Ife was founded by Obatala
(2) Owo was founded by Ojugbelu.
(3) Oshogbo was founded by Queen Oso-Igbo
(4) Akure was founded by Omoremi Omoluabi
(5) Ondo was founded by Queen Pupupu
(6) Iwo was founded by prince Ogbaigbai.
(7) Oyo was founded by prince Oranmiyan
(8) Igede Ekiti was founded by Ake
(9) Abeokuta was founded by Shodeke
(10) Ilesha was founded by Owalushe Ajaka.
(11) Esie was founded by prince Baragbon
(12) Ijero Ekiti was founded by Prince Ogbe
(13) Sango-Otta was founded by Osolo and Eleidi Atalabi
(14) Igbesa was founded by Akeredun
(15) Iperu was founded by Akesan
(16) Ikire was founded by Akinere
(17) Ado Ekiti was founded by Awamaro
(18) Esa-Oke was founded by Omiran Adebolu.
(19) Ilorin was founded by Ojo Isekuse
(20) Ikorodu was founded by Oga.
(21) Ijebu-Ode founded by Olode
(22) Iree (Osun) was founded by three brothers: Larooye, Arolu and Oyekun.
(23) Ila-Orangun was founded by Fagbamila Ajagun-nla.
(24) Ikere-Ekiti was founded by Aladeshelu
(25) Ikole Ekiti was founded by Akinsale
(26) Ede was founded by Timi Agbale.
(27) Omu-Aran was founded by prince Olomu-Aperan
(28) Ode-Remo was founded by two hunters: Arapetu and Liworu.
(29) Ikirun was founded by Akinorun
(30) Saki was founded by Ogun
(31) Eruwa was founded by Obaseeku
(32) Iraye was founded by Odudu-Orunku
(33) Ogbomosho was founded by Ogunlola
(34) Offa was founded by Olalomi Olofa-gangan
(35) Inisa was founded by prince Ooku Eesun
(36) Ido Ani was founded by Oba Ozolua
(37) Ejigbo (Osun) was founded by Akinjole Ogiyan (Ogiriniyan)
(38) Okuku was founded by Oladile
(39) Efon Alaye-Ekiti was founded by Iji-Emigun
(40) Ijebu was founded by Obanta
(41) Isara-Remo was founded by prince Adeyemo
(42) Odeogbolu was founded by Eleshi Ekun Ogoji
(43) Ise-Ekiti was founded by Akinluaduse (Akinluse)
(44) Isara-Remo was founded by prince Adeyemo
(45) Itele-Ijebu was founded by Ojigi Amoyegeso
(46) Ijebu-Jesha was founded by Oba Agigiri Egboroganlada
(47) Ibokun (Ilemure) was founded by Obokun
(48) Ikoro-Ekiti (Eso -Obe) was founded by two hunters: Olushe and Olugona.
(49) Ilara Mokin was founded by Obalufon Modulua Olutipin.
(50) Igbara Oke was founded by Olowa Arajaka

(51)Epe was founded by Hu-Raka
(52) Malete (Iseyin) was founded by Adenle Atologuntele
(53) Igbo-Ifa(Kishi) was founded by Kilisi Yeruma
(54) Ijebu-Igbo was created by Ademakin Orimolusi.
(55) Ilobu was founded by Laarosin
(56) Gbongan was founded by Akinfenwa
(57) Ire-Ekiti was founded by Ogun
(58) Iwoye (Ayedun) was founded by Atabata.
(59) Igbajo was founded by prince Akeran
(60) Imesi-Ile was founded by Odunmorun and Eye.
(61) Orile-Owu was founded by Pawu.
(62)Otun-Ekiti was founded by Oore
(63) Igbo Asako( Igbo-Ora) was founded by Obe Alade.
(64) Idanre was founded by Olofin, a younger brother to Oduduwa. He came to Ufe after the demise of his senior brother.
(65) Iresi was founded by Ifadumila Olatimirin from Latale’s compound in Ile-Ife. He was a friend to Ebekun from Abewela’s compound in Ile-Ife. He was the maternal grandfather of Adebuba (Iresi acclaimed first king in the present Aworo Ebekun’s compound). His house which happened to be the first house in Iresi is situated in the present Saloro’s compound. Till date any dead king in Iresi is buried in his backyard. His descendants are called The ALANAS .

Culled from: Late Chief Farinde Owolabi Ajeigbe Joseph. Late Saloro of Iresi Town.

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Urbanologist, Geographer, Traditionalist and Oral historian. ​I am a versatile, personable, computer literate and goal – driven achiever. I have good communication skill with ability to interact at different levels. I am self –motivated, can easily assimilate new ideals and quite adaptive to work in different environments. Studied in University of Jos, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and University of Calabar.

4 thoughts on “FOUNDERS OF NOTABLE CITIES IN YORUBALAND

  1. Beautiful piece. Osogbo was founded by Larooye from Ipole ijesa and Timehin. Also Ilemure was not founded by Owa Ajibogun but renamed Ibu Okun (Ibokun) after Ajibogun beheaded Ita who was then the ruler over the renamed Ilemure. The Only town Owa Ajibogun founded was Ilu-Owa (Ilowa) which has the remaining Omi Okun flowing till date, Three (3) White sea stones sprouting like yam in front of the Owa Obokun Ajibogun shrine in Ilowa-Ijesa. Ilowa also has the burial sites of the First 3 successive Owas of Ijesha land namely Owa Oka Okile, Owa Obarabara Olokun Eshin, Owari, Owa Eyinyinleura, also the site where Owa Ajibogun disappeared into the ground at Ilekete Ilowa Ijesa. Thanks always for putting us all in the know of age long history. More Grace sir.

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