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”

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.”

EMERGENCE OF ODUDUWA AS THE SUPREME HIGH PRIEST IN ELU

Ile-Ife, the city of the survivors where the dawn of the day was first experienced, Head of the whole universe, the land of the most ancient days. bThe history of Ile-Ife is wrapped in a thick fog of myths and mythologies. In about the late ninth ‎century, there were majorly thirteen established settlements in “Elu”Continue reading “EMERGENCE OF ODUDUWA AS THE SUPREME HIGH PRIEST IN ELU”

The Brief History of Ado-Ekiti

The founder of the Ado kingdom was a prince of Ile-ife named Awamaro (the restless one) and ‎Ewi‎ (the speaker)‎. He is said to have left Ile-ife with his elder brother Oranmiyan and gone to Ita Orogun and Benin with him after staying briefly with Oloba in Oba-Ile, Akure. Both Oba of Benin and theContinue reading “The Brief History of Ado-Ekiti”

Akure “Obaship” Series

The institution of Oba monarchy in Akure was established by Asodeboyede also known as ‘Ajapada’. Ajapada was reported to be the son of Ekun. Ekun was also known to be one of the several sons of Oduduwa. Oduduwa was reported to have also named Asodeboyede ‘Omoremilekun’ after Ekun had died during the pregnancy of Asodeboyede.Continue reading “Akure “Obaship” Series”

Oranmiyan Omoluabi Odede the first Alaafin of Oyo

Oranmiyan Omoluabi Odede, Great Prince of Ife, King of the Yoruba was a Yoruba king from the kingdom of Ile-Ife. Although he was the last born, he became the prime heir of Oduduwa upon his return to claim his father’s throne. He founded Oyo as its first Alaafin at around the year 1300 after heContinue reading “Oranmiyan Omoluabi Odede the first Alaafin of Oyo”

WHAT IS IFA? – by Prof Idowu Odeyemi.

“It is a very curious phenomenon that Yoruba scholars are reluctant to come to terms with Yoruba (lfa) religion. The worst part of it is that those fellows who speak about “false consciousness” … are all totally preconditioned. Even when they are trying to ‘be objective about ‘African religion’ in general, they are totally incapableContinue reading “WHAT IS IFA? – by Prof Idowu Odeyemi.”