The KIRIJI war, which lasted for about 16 years, was a revolt against Ibadan’s desire to rule over other towns in Yoruba country following the decline of Oyo empire. This write-up serves as a living pathway to the rediscovery of one of history’s most chilling story of brutal repression by a once dominant and awe-inspiringContinue reading “Kiriji War (1877-1893)”
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Jalumi War of 1878
The Jalumi war, also known as Ogun Jalumi or Battle of Ikirun was a bloody war fought by Ibadan on the side of Ikirun against the allied forces of Ilorin, Ila, Ekiti and Ijesha on November 1, 1878 in the northeastern part of modern day Osun State. The Jalumi war was among the devastating civil wars that plagued the Yoruba nation in theContinue reading “Jalumi War of 1878”
The Brief History of Ado-Awaye.
Ado Awaye was founded in 1500 AD. The Alaafin of Oyo’s crown prince, Koyi, who was supposed to become the Alaafin was denied and his younger brother, Onigbogi, took over. In anger, he left Oyo with one of his father’s crowns and decided to go and settle in Otta, his mother’s town. However, he wentContinue reading “The Brief History of Ado-Awaye.”
It’s my BIRTHDAY
Od’odun la nr’orogbo, od’odun la nr’awusa, od’odun la nr’omo obi l’ori ate, Ojo ibi odun yi, terin teye lo maa je fun mi. O nly God is worthy of all my praises and adoration today, he gave me peace in times of troubles, soothes my pain, put a smile on my face during my sadContinue reading “It’s my BIRTHDAY”
THE ODUDUWAN REVOLUTION
Since the Nubians were descended or colonized by the Egyptians, the Ijebu, and by extension, all Yoruba customs, derived from the Egyptian. Many traditional Yorubas have always claimed Egypt as their place of original abode, and that their monarchical tradition derives from the Egyptians. Yorubas left Egypt as a result of a big war thatContinue reading “THE ODUDUWAN REVOLUTION”
Brief History of Oranfe
￼ ORANFE is known to be among the first set of deities that descended from heaven to earth. Oranfe is the god of lightning and thunder sent by Eledumare to the universe. (He had) his primary abode at Oke-Ora as a god and had his house built of fire both in heaven and his earthlyContinue reading “Brief History of Oranfe”
Tracing Our Source: Ancient Egypt link.
LINGUISTIC SIMILARITIES Since Ferdinand de Saussure, the surest way to prove a cultural contact between peoples is to adduce linguistic evidence by Ferdinand de Saussure (1972): General History Of Africa. One of the largest inhabitants of Egypt were Yoruboid , and it will be expected that a good percentage of their language will be yoruboidContinue reading “Tracing Our Source: Ancient Egypt link.”
Iyalode of Ibadan, Alhaja Aminat Abiodun, is dead.
Sources at her family compound in Idi- Arere area of Ibadan and her Bodija residence, said she died in the early hours of this morning, today the 8th of December, 2018. As Iyalode, she is the representative of women in the Olubadan-in-council which has 11 members ( the Olubadan as the head and 10 otherContinue reading “Iyalode of Ibadan, Alhaja Aminat Abiodun, is dead.”
Regency in Yorubaland
Princess Adetutu Adesida- Dike the Regent of Akure Regency, a practice, whereby a princess is allowed to occupy the throne until a substantive king is installed, is presently practiced in some states in yorubaland. In yoruba tradition, regency is designed to honor the first daughter of every Oba/king/High chief who died on the throne. However,Continue reading “Regency in Yorubaland”
Deji of Akure’s 850-yr-old palace
Ua Lila, Ua Ogoga, Ua Ibura, Ua Oriole, Ua Ojukoto, Ua Agbeto, and twelve other courtyards make up the cultural magnificence that is the old palace of the Deji of Akure. Still standing despite being constructed more than 850 years ago. . The old palace of the Paramount Ruler of Akureland, the Deji of Akure,Continue reading “Deji of Akure’s 850-yr-old palace”
35-year-old Ifa priest, Owolabi Aworeni has emerged new Araba Agbaye and got the approval of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Eniitan Ogunwusi. The new Araba Agbaye learnt the rope from his father right from childhood and showed traits of making it to the apex of the priesthood with his many exploits that earned him accoladeContinue reading “Araba Agbaye”
The Brief History of Idanre
Oba Arubiefin IV, The Owa of Idanre. Olofin Aremitan the younger brother of Olofin Oduduwa led a group of people from Ile Ife after the demise of Oduduwa owing to the ensuing power struggle with the heirs to the throne of Oduduwa. On the death of Oduduwa, Olofin Aremitan left Ile Ife with a groupContinue reading “The Brief History of Idanre”
The Brief History of Ikare.
Ikare was founded by Agba Ode an Ife prince who was one of the grand children of Oduduwa. He migrated from Ile Ife during the disaster period like other Yoruba princes with his Chiefs, like the Olona, the Olokoja, Akuko, Oloyinmo and so many others with members of his family. He traversed various areas andContinue reading “The Brief History of Ikare.”
Brief history of Emure-Ile.
Prince Fagbamila Obadudu was bidden by his father to look for a territory where he could settle with his own people. He was sent forth with blessings by the entire Oduduwa royal family as he left Ile-Ife. Prince Obadudu was given the following paraphernalia of royalty – a Beaded Crown, a Sword (to win laurelsContinue reading “Brief history of Emure-Ile.”
Oba Adeoye Ajike Atanneye II aka Atobatele. (28th Olowo of Owo: 1938 – 1940)
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. Ile-Ife traditional history maintains that from Ife scattered the various species of mankind. Yoruba history also highlighted that the personage Oduduwa migrated to Ile-Ife where he reigned andContinue reading “EMERGENCE OF ODUDUWA AS THE SUPREME HIGH PRIEST IN ELU”
The Brief History of Ado-Ekiti
ADO-EKITI is an ancient city, founded in the year 1310. A.D by Ewi Awamaro the son of Biritikolu after the defeat of Elesun of Ilesun settlement. Ewi was not only a King, he was also the supreme military Chief of his army. Awamaro (the restless one) and Ewi (the speaker) was said to have leftContinue reading “The Brief History of Ado-Ekiti”
Akure “Obaship” Series
The institution of Oba monarchy in Akure was established by Asodeboyede also known as ‘Ajapada’ (Aja ti o pa eku eda). 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 hadContinue reading “Akure “Obaship” Series”
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.”
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