Tracing Our Source: Ancient Egypt link.

LINGUISTIC SIMILARITIES Since Ferdinand de Saussure, the surest way to prove a cultural contact between peoples is to adduce linguistic evidence by Ferdinand de Saussure (1972): General History Of Africa. One of the largest inhabitants of Egypt were Yoruboid , and it will be expected that a good percentage of their language will be yoruboidContinue reading “Tracing Our Source: Ancient Egypt link.”

Iyalode of Ibadan, Alhaja Aminat Abiodun, is dead.

Sources at her family compound in Idi- Arere area of Ibadan and her Bodija residence, said she died in the early hours of this morning, today the 8th of December, 2018. As Iyalode, she is the representative of women in the Olubadan-in-council which has 11 members ( the Olubadan as the head and 10 otherContinue reading “Iyalode of Ibadan, Alhaja Aminat Abiodun, is dead.”

The Brief History of Olugbo lineage: Obamakin Osangangan

His Highness, Oba Obateru Akinruntan, Olugbo of Ugboland Oranfe is the god of lightning and thunder sent by Eledumare to the universe. (He had) his primary abode at Oke-Ora as a god and had his house built of fire both in heaven and his earthly abode on Ora hill (Oke-Ora) in Ile-Ife then known asContinue reading “The Brief History of Olugbo lineage: Obamakin Osangangan”

Yoruba from The Early Period

Ile-Ife according to Yoruba belief is the earthly origin and fountain of all. Yoruba is a pre historic race. Ife traditional history maintains that from Ife scattered the various species of mankind. Yoruba history tells that the personage Oduduwa migrated to Ile-Ife where he reigned and held sway, established the Yoruba dynasty, and Oduduwa couldContinue reading “Yoruba from The Early Period”

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

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 Ajibogun of Ijesaland and Oranmiyan) by his “legal” wife, and one (Ooni) by his slave turned wife, named ORUNTO. The first seven were sent out by their fatherContinue reading “The Brief History of Ijero-Ekiti”