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
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.
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 Ogbagi … More Oloolu Masquerade