The fall of Adegun at the Kanla war left the kingship of Ikoyi vacant. There were two aspirants to the title; Siyenbola, the son of the late Adegun, and Ojo, the son of Adegun's predecessor. The majority of the people was for Siyenbola, and Ojo's partisans were but few. Ojo, however, went to Oyo to ...
The combined forces encamped at a place called Pamo. The conflict was very fierce, and Ikoyi, hemmed in on all sides, was nearly taken, when Asegbe the Olofa's Ilari, who was then with his master, a refugee at Ikoyi, saved the city by wise and judicious measures.
SHARE THIS POST:THE THIRD ATTEMPT TO EXPEL THE FULANIS AND RECOVER ILORIN: THE KANLA WAR Get started by reading: THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO RECOVER ILORIN FROM THE FULANIS: THE BATTLE OF OGELE And: THE SECOND ATTEMPT TO EXPEL THE FULANIS AND RECOVER ILORIN: THE MUGBAMUGBA WAR Amodo was ill at ease under the yoke of the Fulani ...
The food there was in the Ilorin farms were soon eaten up, and both the besiegers and the besieged were without provisions and had to live on the locust fruit (igba). Hence the war was termed Mugbamugba.
They encamped at a place called Ogele (which is why this battle is referred to as the battle of Ogele in history), where they were met by the Fulani horse aided by the powerful Yoruba Moslem Chief Solagberu of Oke Suna.
The reign of Baale/Aare Ona Kakanfo, Toyeje Akanni nicknamed Alebiosu; ‘one who shines like the moon’, is important because his ascension to the throne of Ogbomoso had far-reaching results and effects not only on the course of the history of Ogbomoso but indeed on Oyo Empire as a whole.
This brings us to the closing part of this talk—and to the title of this discussion: “Ìmọ tara ẹni.” I intentionally and purposely translated it as Self-Consciousness. It is different from Ìmọ tara ẹni nìkan, which means “Selfishness.” Ìmọ tara ẹni may also be regarded/ as Creative Selfishness.
The term Iwofa has no equivalent in English. It denotes one who serves another periodically in lieu of the interest on money lent. In short, it is one in service for interest. It has also been compared to slavery by those ignorant of the legal conditions ruling the system; but an Iwofa is a free ...
Eda Onile Ola is indisputably a fulfilled man that has successfully instilled greatness in his first son, Dele Paimo. Unknown to many, Dele Paimo is a sublimely gifted international gospel singer. His voice is beautiful and sonorous, sounds like sun birds and bees. It’s rare to find a male with soprano like his own.
Only the ooni of Ife has the power to confer a title that covers the entirety of Yorubaland. Ile-Ife is the source of Yorubas, traditional rulers in Yoruba settlements got their crown from Ile-Ife