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.
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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
Owo has the largest palace in Africa which was declared a national monument by the federal government. The Olowo Palace had as many as 100 courtyards on 180 acres of land approximately 8 percent of the land mass of Owo. Each courtyard had a specific function and was dedicated to a particular deity. The largest, … More Olowo of Owo Palace
The Oyo palace is one of the main cultural center of the city, where all cultural forms are widely practiced and stored. The palace is decorated with works of art, murals and various forms of sculpture, including the posts of wood and carved paneled doors, symbolizing the status of wealth and royalty. The palace of … More Alaafin of Oyo Palace
The Ooni of Ife Palace serves as both the residence and the court of the traditional ruler of Ife, the birthplace of the Yoruba race. This stately palace lies in the ancient city of Ife. This was built. It is notable as the centre of Yoruba history and culture. Contains mythical objects and spots of … More Ooni of Ife Palace
The Elemo Chieftaincy is one of the oldest, renowned and hallowed chieftaincy title in Akureland. It is the third in rank in the inner Cabinet of Oba of Akure known as the IWAREFA. Its all important position and eminent role within the Cabinet in particular, and Nay, the traditional council in general confirms the accepted … More The history of Elemo Chieftaincy in Akure.
A major highlight of the event was the wearing of Sese-Efun (White Coral Bead Crown) by the Alaafin of Oyo, his Imperial Majesty, Alaafin Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III. The Sese-Efun crown was made centuries ago and historically it has only be worn seven times by the successive Alaafins. Alaafins do wear the crown only after … More Oranyan Festival 2017.