FOUNDERS OF NOTABLE CITIES IN YORUBALAND

(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 foundedContinue reading “FOUNDERS OF NOTABLE CITIES IN YORUBALAND”

The Most Powerful Women in The Palace Of Aláàfin of Oyo.

The old dynasty dates back to the old Oyo Empire which with Aláàfin as the emperor. However, there are powerful women who controls the kingdom. They include among others: 1. Iyamode: Iyamode is the only person in the entire world the Aláàfin is permitted to kneel down before. He kneels before no one else exceptContinue reading “The Most Powerful Women in The Palace Of Aláàfin of Oyo.”

Brief History Of Iwoye, Ayedun.

Oral tradition says that the town Iwoye in Ayedun traced her origin to the ancient city of Ile Ife, the cradle of the  Yorubas.  However, there are many Iwoyes spread among Yoruba Communities. Uwoye near Ijebu-Jesha in Ori-Ade LGA, Osun State, Iwoye near Ede, Ago-Iwoye Ketu near Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State and Iwoye in Ayedun. ORIGINContinue reading “Brief History Of Iwoye, Ayedun.”

Ogboni Society.

Historical Background It is not known when the Ogboni society was created. it was an age long assembly of elders that created a cult based on the cosmology of Yorubas. Ogboni performed religious, political and judicial functions. Ogboni considered themselves as the privileged intermediaries between the living and the ancestors and they venerate mother EarthContinue reading “Ogboni Society.”

Brief History of Ogedengbe Agbogungboro

The late Chief Ogedengbe Agbogungboro, the Generalissimo of Ekiti Army during the Ekiti parapet war was born at Atorin, a village about twenty kilometres from Ilesha in the now Atakomosa East Local Government areas. Atorin was his mother’s village, his father was a native of Oke-Orisa which is about the same distance from Ilesha andContinue reading “Brief History of Ogedengbe Agbogungboro”

Brief History of Igede and the link with Osun goddess.

Ake, a hunter and herbalist of great prowess founded Igede many centuries ago. Erindo his wife and Awota, his servant all migrated from Ile-Ife. They settled on arrival at Okesu. Ake and Erindo were blessed with sixteen children, eight boys and eight girls. Prominent among the children were Osun, Elemi, Orunro, Ogbese, Elerinwo and OkunsusiContinue reading “Brief History of Igede and the link with Osun goddess.”

The Brief History of Oore of Otun

Tradition has it that the Oore emerged from the Okun Moba (Moba Sea) in Lagos with a calabash containing water in his hand, beads around his neck and a beaded crown on his head. Oore also known as Omolokun had no known earthly father nor mother. Oore, had settled in different places at different times,Continue reading “The Brief History of Oore of Otun”

Brief History of Oye-Ekiti

The origin of Oye-Ekiti which is also known as Obalatan land is associated with the founder of the town, Oloyemoyin was born in Imore district of Ile Ife. The name Oye was coined from his name ‘Oloyemoyin’ a name put together because of the circumstances surrounding the birth of the founder of Oye who wasContinue reading “Brief History of Oye-Ekiti”