Kiriji War (1877-1893)

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)”

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.”

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”

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”

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.”