Olowo of Owo Palace

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 history of Elemo Chieftaincy in Akure. 

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 acceptedContinue reading “The history of Elemo Chieftaincy in Akure. “

EMERGENCE OF ODUDUWA AS THE SUPREME HIGH PRIEST IN ELU

Ile-Ife, the city of the survivors where the dawn of the day was first experienced, head of the whole universe, the land of the most ancient days. The history of Ile-Ife is wrapped in a thick fog of myths and mythologies. In about the late ninth ‎century, there were majorly thirteen established settlements in “Elu”Continue reading “EMERGENCE OF ODUDUWA AS THE SUPREME HIGH PRIEST IN ELU”

Oranmiyan Omoluabi Odede the first Alaafin of Oyo

Oranmiyan Omoluabi Odede, Great Prince of Ife, King of the Yoruba was a Yoruba king from the kingdom of Ile-Ife. Although he was the last born, he became the prime heir of Oduduwa upon his return to claim his father’s throne. He founded Oyo as its first Alaafin at around the year 1300 after heContinue reading “Oranmiyan Omoluabi Odede the first Alaafin of Oyo”

WHAT IS IFA? – by Prof Idowu Odeyemi.

“It is a very curious phenomenon that Yoruba scholars are reluctant to come to terms with Yoruba (lfa) religion. The worst part of it is that those fellows who speak about “false consciousness” … are all totally preconditioned. Even when they are trying to ‘be objective about ‘African religion’ in general, they are totally incapableContinue reading “WHAT IS IFA? – by Prof Idowu Odeyemi.”

Oloolu Masquerade

Recalling the history and importance of one of the greatest masquerades in Ibadan and Yorubaland as a whole, the head of Aje family where the Oloolu masquerade originated, Chief Raheem Oyerinde, disclosed that their great fore father, Ayorinde Aje, who was a warrior along with Ogunmola, Ogbori-efon, Ibikunle, Oderinde, Oderinlo went to fight in OgbagiContinue reading “Oloolu Masquerade”

Brief History Of Susan Adunni Olorisa Wenger: An Austrian Olorisa Priestess 

Birth And Early Days: Born in the middle of the First World War (4th July, 1915) in Graz, southern Austria to Christian Swiss-Austrian parents, she had always been strongly attracted to nature. Even as a child, she spent a great she fell in love with the high intellectual society and gladly started to really expressContinue reading “Brief History Of Susan Adunni Olorisa Wenger: An Austrian Olorisa Priestess “

Olojo Festival: Celebration Of Deities In The Ancient City Of Ile-Ife

Gbajure! Gbajure!! Gbajure!!!  Ebo re a fin, etutu re a da…………………. These were sacred enchantments that often prelude the commencement of Olojo festival, as women from Eredunmi’s Compound enter into Ile Oduduwa to herald the arrival of Olojo festival, which can be described as the pot pourri festival of all deities in the ancient cityContinue reading “Olojo Festival: Celebration Of Deities In The Ancient City Of Ile-Ife”

The human alarm clock that wakes Oonirisa up everyday.

Omisore Lateef Oyewale Oderinde has the privilege of always being the first and the last person that sees the Ooni of Ife after his wife.  ​ Ooni’s praise singer Omisore Lateef Oyewale Oderinde goes to wake the Ooni up between 7.30 am and 8.30 am daily. He also announces the monarch’s arrival at any eventContinue reading “The human alarm clock that wakes Oonirisa up everyday.”

Olubadan Breaks 17 Years Jinx, Visits Alaafin Of Oyo

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso 1 Paid his first official visit to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi in his palace. ​ The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi (right), Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji, and Agbaakin Olubadan, Lekan Alabi, at the Olubadan’s visit to the Alaafin at his palace in Oyo.Continue reading “Olubadan Breaks 17 Years Jinx, Visits Alaafin Of Oyo”