alaafin of oyo

IYAKE LAKE: ONE OF THE TWO SUSPENDED LAKES IN THE WORLD

October 26, 2019

Iyake lake in Ado Awaye, Oke-Ogun region of Oyo State is one of the two recognized suspended lakes in the world. A suspended lake is described as a lake found on top of a mountain. Iyake lake is the only recognized suspended/hanging lake in Africa – one of the only two in the world after the Hanging Lake in Colorado, United States of America.

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OROMPOTONIYUN AJIUN: THE BRAVE FEMALE ALAAFIN OF OYO

October 9, 2019

The 10th Alaafin of Oyo was a female “king” that reigned Oyo in the imperial era, Alaafin Orompotoniyun Ajiun (usually referred to as Orompoto), was Alaafin of Oyo from 1554-1562. Her father was the 7th Alaafin of Oyo, Alaafin Onigbogi. When Alaafin Onigbogi was on the throne, Oyo was in Ibariba Land. After he died, […]

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Aganju

AGANJU: THE DEIFIED 4TH ALAAFIN OF OYO

September 27, 2019

AGANJU was the fourth Alaafin of Oyo. It was said that Alaafin Aganju Sola had spiritual powers and was the man of the people. He was greatly loved and adored by all. Alaafin Aganju Sola reigned after Sango, his brother. Some believe he might be his Father, not brother. Oranmiyan founded Oyo-Ile around 892 AD, […]

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Ilu Aje

ILU AJE (TOWN OF WITCHES): A TOWN IN OYO STATE

September 11, 2019

There is a small town on your way to Oyo, just behind Fiditi, it’s called “Ilu Aje”. Which literally, translates to “Town of Witches”. Ilu Aje is a relatively large agrarian community with vast lands located between Ilora and Jobele towns in the Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State. Semantically, “Ilu Aje” is literally […]

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Olumo Rock

#EGBALAND: THE FAMED OLUMO ROCK, ABEOKUTA OGUN STATE

September 10, 2019

Olumo rock is a massive outcrop of granite rocks of primitive formation from which Abeokuta the capital of Ogun state derived its name. Olumo rock sits in the heart of  Abeokuta – a name which means ‘under the rock’. It serves as home to many caves and shrines.  According to the official website of Ogun State , […]

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WHEN OBAS (KINGS) HAD TO GO ON EXILE

July 21, 2019

In Yoruba land, the Oba is an unquestionable monarch. He is not primus inter parels(first among equals),he is revered and widely known as being second only to the gods- “Igbakeji Orisa”. But despite this near infallible status, an Oba can be dethroned, deposed or sent on exile. In modern political terminology, an Oba can be impeached, […]

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REIGNS OF THE OYO KINGS (ALAAFIN OF OYO) AND SOME HISTORICAL MARKS

June 3, 2019

OYO KINGS; ALAAFIN OF OYO In 892, Oranyan founded Oyo-Ile In 1042, Ajaka Dada reigned as Alaafin of Oyo In 1077, Tella Oko; known as Sango reigned as Alaafin of Oyo In 1137, Ajaka reigned as Alaafin of Oyo In 1177, Oba Aganju Sola reigned as Alaafin of Oyo In 1300, Oba Kori reigned as […]

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EIGHT MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE PALACE OF THE ALAAFIN SINCE THE TIME OF OLD OYO EMPIRE FROM OYO-ILE:

May 24, 2019

The Oyo Dynasty dates back to the Old Oyo Empire which recognises Alaafin as emperor. There are powerful people within the Oyo kingdom who very few people know about. They are women who control the kingdom. 1. Iyamode Iyamode is the only person the Aláàfin kneels before. Whenever the Aláàfin goes on his knees before […]

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