Regency in Yorubaland

Princess Adetutu Adesida- Dike the Regent of Akure Regency, a practice, whereby a princess is allowed to occupy the throne until a substantive king is installed, is presently practiced in some states in yorubaland. In yoruba tradition, regency is designed to honor the first daughter of every Oba/king/High chief who died on the throne. However,Continue reading “Regency in Yorubaland”

Deji of Akure’s 850-yr-old palace

Ua Lila, Ua Ogoga, Ua Ibura, Ua Oriole, Ua Ojukoto, Ua Agbeto, and twelve other courtyards make up the cultural magnificence that is the old palace of the Deji of Akure. Still standing despite being constructed more than 850 years ago. . The old palace of the Paramount Ruler of Akureland, the Deji of Akure,Continue reading “Deji of Akure’s 850-yr-old palace”

The Brief History of Ijero-Ekiti

Odùduwà arrived ancient Ife with his group which eventually conquered the component communities they met and evolved the palace structure with an effective centralized power and dynasty. Oral history tells us that Oduduwa had EIGHT children. SEVEN (Onipopo of Popo, Onisabe of Sabe, Alara of Ara, Ajero of Ijero, Orangun of Oke-Ila, Owa Obokun AjibogunContinue reading “The Brief History of Ijero-Ekiti”

The Brief history of Efon-Alaaye

About 800 A.D., Odùduwà, the progenitor of the Yorùbá race and civilization established Ifẹ̀ dynasty. The first was Ife Oodaiye, Ile Owuro (the land of the most ancient days where the dawn was first experienced). Tradition tells us that this Ife ended as a result of a flood. The survivors formed the nucleus of theContinue reading “The Brief history of Efon-Alaaye”

Brief history of Emure-Ile.

Prince Fagbamila Obadudu was bidden by his father to look for a territory where he could settle with his own people. He was sent forth with blessings by the entire Oduduwa royal family as he left Ile-Ife. Prince Obadudu was given the following paraphernalia of royalty – a Beaded Crown, a Sword (to win laurelsContinue reading “Brief history of Emure-Ile.”

The Brief History Of CHIEF BALOGUN LANDUJI OSHODI TAPA of Eko

Chief Balogun Landuji Oshodi Tapa was an outstanding warrior and a statesman. During the reign of King Eshilokun, he immigrated to Lagos from Bida in what is now known as the Niger State. This was after he had lost his parents in a tribal war when he was only six years old. He put himselfContinue reading “The Brief History Of CHIEF BALOGUN LANDUJI OSHODI TAPA of Eko”