Jalumi War of 1878

The Jalumi war, also known as Ogun Jalumi or Battle of Ikirun was a bloody war fought by Ibadan on the side of Ikirun against the allied forces of Ilorin, Ila, Ekiti and Ijesha on November 1, 1878 in the northeastern part of modern day Osun State. The Jalumi war was among the devastating civil wars that plagued the Yoruba nation in theContinue reading “Jalumi War of 1878”

The Brief History of Ado-Awaye.

Ado Awaye was founded in 1500 AD. The Alaafin of Oyo’s crown prince, Koyi, who was supposed to become the Alaafin was denied and his younger brother, Onigbogi, took over. In anger, he left Oyo with one of his father’s crowns and decided to go and settle in Otta, his mother’s town. However, he wentContinue reading “The Brief History of Ado-Awaye.”

THE ODUDUWAN REVOLUTION

Since the Nubians were descended or colonized by the Egyptians, the Ijebu, and by extension, all Yoruba customs, derived from the Egyptian. Many traditional Yorubas have always claimed Egypt as their place of original abode, and that their monarchical tradition derives from the Egyptians. Yorubas left Egypt as a result of a big war thatContinue reading “THE ODUDUWAN REVOLUTION”

Tracing Our Source: Ancient Egypt link. Series 1

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. Series 1”

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.”

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”