How Olunloye founded Ile-Igbon

Ile-Igbon

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Ile-Igbon is a town between Ibadan and Iwo in Lagelu Local Government Area. Olunloye, the founder came from a 14 Kilometre on Ogbomoso- Ilorin road. Orile-Igbon was one of the seats of the three provincial kings of Oranmiyan Empire. Orile- Igbon was one of the seats of the three provincial kings of the Oyo Empire.  The demise of the incumbent Olugbon ushered in a new Olunloye. Olunloye decided to find his town somewhere else. Ifa was consulted and it was revealed that the oracle was in support of his decision. The place of settlement was decided by the oracle. The oracle revealed that he will cross the Oba River twice on the journey and in which the entourage should journey southwards of Igbon. The Oba River rises from an evergreen forest which is at the backyard of Olugbon’s Palace.

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By tradition, Igbon people claim that the River belongs to them. Olunloye with his entourage crossed the River, an area now turned into a foodstuff market in Ogo Oluwa Local Governement Area of Oyo State. He was directed from the oba River by the oracle till he reached a virgin land chosen by the oracle. There, he found a town called Ile-Igbon.

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Olunloue bore Talabi who begat three children.  Lanloye, a son of Talabi was ranked among the high ranked military officers who enlarged the Ibadan army.

Reference

Lawuyi, Ogunniran (1997). The History of Olugbon Olunloye.

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