Itan ilu Eko(Lagos): the Ife and Benin divergence

ITAN ILU EKO Written in 1914 by Omo-oba John B Losi Headmaster of St. John Evangelist school. ‘Before relating the history of Lagos, we must at the outset draw attention to the first settlers in the neighborhood of lagos of those descendants we shall give full detail. The first man that built Iseri and settledContinue reading “Itan ilu Eko(Lagos): the Ife and Benin divergence”

We know Benin history, don’t write it for us – Prince Akenzua tells Ooni of Ife

IN recent times, issues on Yoruba-Benin historical relationship have been nothing but hot and characteristically, disputatious. Controversy seems to trail every account. But no side of the debate would bulge. Prince Edun Akenzua, one of the sons of the late Oba Akenzua of Benin says the main reason for the mistrust by the two ethnicContinue reading “We know Benin history, don’t write it for us – Prince Akenzua tells Ooni of Ife”

Ago that became Oyo and Oyo empire

The ancient Oyo Empire, established by the Yoruba people, controlled a wide area between the Volta and Niger and rivers by the mid seventeen century. The capital of the state was moved from old Oyo (Katunga) in 1930s and the Alaafin (Lord of the palace) of Oyo kingdom still reside in the city. Population: (1995)Continue reading “Ago that became Oyo and Oyo empire”

IKEJI WARRIORS, IJESA/EKITIPARAPO ARMY AND KIRIJI WAR TRIUMPH

Kiriji War was the decisive war that prevented Ijesas and Ekitis from being subjugated by the Ibadan bullies. It was the war that put an end to all manners of wars and semblance of wars in Yorubaland. It is a war that restored the dignity of certain parts of Yorubaland. Kiriji War was a battleContinue reading “IKEJI WARRIORS, IJESA/EKITIPARAPO ARMY AND KIRIJI WAR TRIUMPH”

OGEDENGBE AGBOGUNGBORO

The late Chief Ogedengbe Agbogubgboro, the Generalissimo of Ekiti Army was born at Atorin, a village about twenty kilometres from Ilesha in the now Atakomosa East Local Government areas. This was his mother’s village; his father’s village was Oke-Orisa which is about the same distance from Ilesha and in the same present day Local GovernmentContinue reading “OGEDENGBE AGBOGUNGBORO”