The Ancestral link between Ile-Ife and Iwo

The paramount ruler of Iwo in Osun State the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, on Sunday 14th of August 2016 led Iwo chiefs and prominent indigenes of the town to Ile-Ife in order to acquaint them about the origin of their ancestry. The monarch and his subjects traced their origin to Lafogido Ruling House,Continue reading “The Ancestral link between Ile-Ife and Iwo”

The true position of Alake in Yorubaland – Awujale

The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has described the Alake of Egbaland as a junior traditional ruler in the hierarchy of Yoruba obas. Oba Adetona, who spoke on Thursday in Lagos, said it was wrong for the incumbent Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, to categorise himself as one of the five topmostContinue reading “The true position of Alake in Yorubaland – Awujale”

Igi nla the Mysterious tree

It’s also called Asorin in Yoruba language. It’s bark and root are widely used in the preparation of potent charms. it’s gotten by approaching the tree from a distance, while a live rooster is thrown at it after series of incantation. No human being can survive approaching it ordinarily. My mother had first hand experienceContinue reading “Igi nla the Mysterious tree”

Ooni Sijuwade in depth interview in 2009

This interview was conducted by Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi and Gbenga Adefaye in 2009 when Oba Okunade Sijuade clocked 80 years. The story is simple enough and can bear endless repetition. In the beginning Olodumare created the universe. Then, He decided that Orunmila should complete the work of creation. But Orunmila was a great lover ofContinue reading “Ooni Sijuwade in depth interview in 2009”

Ooni of Ife: Rituals and rites involved

Ooni of Ife don’t  just ascend the throne and order his subjects around. There are traditional rituals and rites to be performed before he is crowned King. Usually, the various ceremonies involved take about 30 days to be completed . The Ooni must enter Ile Ife in the day time after his name has beenContinue reading “Ooni of Ife: Rituals and rites involved”

How Afonja (Yorubas) lost the Ilorin throne

The rivalry between the Fulani and Afonja descendants over the throne of Ilorin is rooted in history. While the Fulani rest the case of their claim to the kingship of the ancient town on the fact that the monarch had from the time immemorial been produced by them, the Afonja descendants, who like majority ofContinue reading “How Afonja (Yorubas) lost the Ilorin throne”