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
Chief Lere Paimo MFR (Eda Onile Ola) is one of the most modern dramatists, theatre arts performer, film maker, dancer and singer from Ogbomoso who has distinguished himself on stage for the last 60years.
Professor N.D Oyerinde was the first Ògbómòsó man to be educated and rose to become the first professor in Nigeria, perhaps also among the earliest educationalists in Black Africa to have a Ph.D and become a professor.
Generically, the Yoruba refer to alcoholic beverages as “Oti” long before we were colonized. Our indigenous alcoholic beverages (Oti) has become roadside drink; tagged illicit. We could have upgrade it to compete among well known drinks in the world.
It was in 1974 that the news broke. Chief Bolarinwa Abioro, the Balogun of Ipokia, the Chairman of African Songs Limited, had taken his star musician, King Sunny Ade (KSA) to court!
Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola,GCFR (24 August 1937 – 7 July 1998) was a Nigerian Yoruba businessman, publisher, politician and aristocrat of the Yoruba Egba clan, he was the Aare Ona Kankafo of the Yoruba land. MKO Abiola ran for the presidency in 1993, for which the election results were annulled by the preceding military ...
Chief Samuel Ládòkè Akíntọ́lá, otherwise known as SLA was born in Ogbomosho. Samuel Ladoke Akintola was a Nigerian politician, lawyer, aristocrat and the last premier of the Western Region. He was also the 13th Aare Ona Kakanfo (generalissimo) of Yorubaland
On March 18, 1907, Dr. and Mrs George Green arrived Ogbomosho where they started the Ogbomoso Baptist Hospital [Now Bowen University Teaching Hospital (BUTH)]