The Past Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland

Aare Ona Kakanfo was a title given to the generalissimo, the war general during the old Oyo Empire. An Aare Ona Kakanfo would lead battles, fight wars, mobilise and train “soldiers” and conquer the enemies. The title of Aare Ona Kakanfo was introduced hundreds of years ago to the Yoruba country by King Ajagbo, whoContinue reading “The Past Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland”

The brief History of Gbongan Ile

Abiodun Adegoriolu the Alafin of Oyo, who reigned between 1750 – 1789 was the father of Olufi. Olufi migrated from Oyo with a large followers consequent upon the unrest that attended the death of Alaafin Abiodun in 1789. One tradition states that Olufi contested the throne of Oyo and lost. He then had to leaveContinue reading “The brief History of Gbongan Ile”

Yoruba and Benin Kingdom: Ile Ife The Final Resting Place of History

Introduction The first edition of this article was titled “Yoruba and Benin Kingdom The Missing Gap of History” following the Statement credited to Oba Ereduwa Omonoba Polopolo, that the Yoruba race originated from Benin Kingdom, was very rich in details and calls for re-examination by historians of high repute from all the Nigerian Universities andContinue reading “Yoruba and Benin Kingdom: Ile Ife The Final Resting Place of History”

Alaafin / Ooni feud and Yoruba unity

Recently, the Yoruba gathered in Ibadan where they alleged marginalisation by the Federal Government among other issues affecting the people as a race. The gathering was to counter a similar one earlier held in Ikenne, Ogun State, by another set of people within the same race. It would have been a different ball game, ifContinue reading “Alaafin / Ooni feud and Yoruba unity”