Ilawe was founded in the late 12th Century by Oniwe Oriade, who was the grandson of the fourth Ooni of Ife, Obalufon Ogbogbodinrin.
Oniwe Oriade got his crown from his grandfather and migrated from Ilode in Ile-Ife to establish his own kingdom in Ilawe-Ekiti.
The 48th Ooni of Ife, Ooni Ademiluyi Ajagun, who reigned between 1910 and 1930, lived in Ilawe Ekiti for three years and even married an Ilawe lady before moving back to Ife to ascend the throne.
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Ilawe was founded by a head slave of Ewi Yeyenirewu who reigned around 15th century . He role as a slave in the palace was daily washing and taking care of the bathroom and washing and cleaning of the Yeyenirewu’s feet. Hence the name Alawe. Because he was dutiful, Yeyenirewu , granted him freedom and located him to a land closer to Odo all in Ado territory.
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