The Ooni of Ife Palace serves as both the residence and the court of the traditional ruler of Ife, the birthplace of the Yoruba race. This stately palace lies in the ancient city of Ife. This was built. It is notable as the centre of Yoruba history and culture. Contains mythical objects and spots of … More Ooni of Ife Palace
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 accepted … More The history of Elemo Chieftaincy in Akure.
A major highlight of the event was the wearing of Sese-Efun (White Coral Bead Crown) by the Alaafin of Oyo, his Imperial Majesty, Alaafin Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III. The Sese-Efun crown was made centuries ago and historically it has only be worn seven times by the successive Alaafins. Alaafins do wear the crown only after … More Oranyan Festival 2017.
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. Ile-Ife according to Yoruba belief is the earthly origin and fountain of all. Yoruba is … 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