The Brief History of Igboho

Igboho occupies a key place in the history of the old Oyo Empire. Whilst Oyo is an integral part in the history of Yoruba, Igboho’s contribution to the sustainability of Oyo Empire can neither be erased nor expunged. The origin of Igboho started with the migration of Gbage from Ilesha. There was a chieftaincy tussleContinue reading “The Brief History of Igboho”

The Brief History of Olugbo lineage: Obamakin Osangangan

His Highness, Oba Obateru Akinruntan, Olugbo of Ugboland 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 earthly abode on Ora hill (Oke-Ora) in Ile-Ife then known asContinue reading “The Brief History of Olugbo lineage: Obamakin Osangangan”

Yoruba from The Early Period

Ile-Ife according to Yoruba belief is the earthly origin and fountain of all. Yoruba is a pre historic race. Ife traditional history maintains that from Ife scattered the various species of mankind. Yoruba history tells that the personage Oduduwa migrated to Ile-Ife where he reigned and held sway, established the Yoruba dynasty, and Oduduwa couldContinue reading “Yoruba from The Early Period”

The Brief history of Efon-Alaaye

   Oduduwa established his dynasty around 800 A.D. The first was Ife Oodaiye, Ile Owuro (the land of the most ancient days where the dawn was first experienced). Tradition tells us that this Ife ended as a result of a flood. The survivors formed the nucleus of the second Ife, Ife Ooyelagbo (Ife, the cityContinue reading “The Brief history of Efon-Alaaye”


Chief Balogun Landuji Oshodi Tapa was an outstanding warrior and a statesman. During the reign of King Eshilokun, he immigrated to Lagos from Bida in what is now known as the Niger State. This was after he had lost his parents in a tribal war when he was only six years old. He put himselfContinue reading “The Brief History Of CHIEF BALOGUN LANDUJI OSHODI TAPA of Eko”

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. “

The Ancestral link between Ile-Ife and Iwo

The paramount ruler of Iwo in Osun State the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, on Sunday 14th of August 2016 led Iwo chiefs and prominent indigenes of the town to Ile-Ife in order to acquaint them about the origin of their ancestry. The monarch and his subjects traced their origin to Lafogido Ruling House,Continue reading “The Ancestral link between Ile-Ife and Iwo”

The true position of Alake in Yorubaland – Awujale

The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, has described the Alake of Egbaland as a junior traditional ruler in the hierarchy of Yoruba obas. Oba Adetona, who spoke on Thursday in Lagos, said it was wrong for the incumbent Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, to categorise himself as one of the five topmostContinue reading “The true position of Alake in Yorubaland – Awujale”

Igi nla the Mysterious tree

It’s also called Asorin in Yoruba language. It’s bark and root are widely used in the preparation of potent charms. it’s gotten by approaching the tree from a distance, while a live rooster is thrown at it after series of incantation. No human being can survive approaching it ordinarily. My mother had first hand experienceContinue reading “Igi nla the Mysterious tree”

Ooni Sijuwade in depth interview in 2009

This interview was conducted by Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi and Gbenga Adefaye in 2009 when Oba Okunade Sijuade clocked 80 years. The story is simple enough and can bear endless repetition. In the beginning Olodumare created the universe. Then, He decided that Orunmila should complete the work of creation. But Orunmila was a great lover ofContinue reading “Ooni Sijuwade in depth interview in 2009”

Ooni of Ife: Rituals and rites involved

Ooni of Ife don’t  just ascend the throne and order his subjects around. There are traditional rituals and rites to be performed before he is crowned King. Usually, the various ceremonies involved take about 30 days to be completed . The Ooni must enter Ile Ife in the day time after his name has beenContinue reading “Ooni of Ife: Rituals and rites involved”

How Afonja (Yorubas) lost Ilorin.

The rivalry between the Fulani and Afonja descendants over the throne of Ilorin is rooted in history. While the Fulani rest the case of their claim to the kingship of the ancient town on the fact that the monarch had from the time immemorial been produced by them, the Afonja descendants, who like majority ofContinue reading “How Afonja (Yorubas) lost Ilorin.”