In about the late ninth century, there were majorly thirteen established settlements in “Elu” now known as Ile-Ife and its origin dates back to the palaeolithic period when religion had a dominating influence on the life of our ancient ancestors. These settlements which were big and small in sizes include among others the following: 1. … More EMERGENCE OF ODUDUWA AS THE SUPREME HIGH PRIEST IN ELU
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. Oba of Benin and the Ewi of … More The Brief History of Ado-Ekiti
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. … More Akure “Obaship” Series
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Akinrere, the founder of Ikire, his son, Olaberinjo and grandson, Kujemilayo were elephant hunters
One has been following the debate on the Ife/Benin connection that ensued as a result of the confusion brought about by the controversial “assertion” by the Omon’Oba Erediauwa, that Oduduwa was a Benin prince named Ekaladerhan who escaped being sacrificed by his people. This generated confusion raised the need to confirm what one had known … More IFE/BENIN CONNECTION: THE RELEVANCE OF DATING AND THE BURDEN OF SMALLNESS
Traditional rites for coronation of Attah-Igala commences http://t.co/MEDb4w135I
I recommend the biography of HRM Oba Adedoyin the Owa Ale of Ikareland. it is a 206 paged book titled “Adimula Ti Ikare” it is quite revealing. please grab a copy.
Ilorin Afoja, Ilu tobi ko l’eegun… Esin l’eegun won Ogbeni Oja
Ọyọ́ Aláàfin òjò pa ṣẹ̀kẹ̀rẹ̀ ọmọ Àtìbà. Ẹ̀sọ̀ pẹ̀lẹ́ o.
Oye ka ni fura bi aban sin ale eni lo
OGUN LAKAIYE ỌSIN IMỌLẸ OGUN ALADA MÉJÌ OFI OKAN SANKO OFI OKAN YENA ỌJỌ OGUN NTI ORI OKE NBỌ AṢỌ INA LỌ MU BORA ẸWU ẸJẸ LOWO OGUN ONILE OWO ỌLỌ NA ỌLA OGUN ONILE KONGUN KONGUN ỌRUN OPỌN OMI SI ILE FI ẸJẸ WẸ OGUN AWỌN LE IJU EGBE LEHIN ỌMỌ KAN OGUN MÈJÈ … More Oriki Ogun
Alaafin of Oyo[/caption] 892 – Oranyan – Oyo-Ile was founded. Oranmiyan was the first king and the founder of the Oyo empire. He was the son of Oduduwa. Oranmiyan was a very brave and warlike king. He … More Important dates in Yoruba History.
With due respect to the practitioners of “African Religion”, I wish to state that, until now, writers and even thinkers have tended to overlook a fundamentally important aspect of the religion, that is, the existence of a strand which threads and knits together all aspects of the universal religious world view, culture and tradition. It … More WHAT IS IFA? – A lecture by Prof Odeyemi.