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List of past Ijesa kings

In Ijesha, there are four(4) royal household to which the accession of the throne is being rotated. The household consists of: Bilagbayo,...

Treaty signed by the Alaafin of Oyo and the queen of Britain in 1888

On the 3rd of July, 1888, a treaty was signed by the then Alaafin of Oyo, Oba(king) Adeyemi...

The Truth you don’t probably know about Bilikisu Sugbon’s grave in Ijebu-Ode

Bilikisu Sugbon's grave is a sacred place where people come to from far and near places to pray and ask for anything...

Story of Uthman Dan Fodio and the Fulani Jihad

Who is Uthman Dan Fodio?  Uthman Dan Fodio belongs to the Fulani tribe and he is popularly known...

List of all Ataoja of Osogbo since inception

The Ataoja is the traditional ruler of Osogbo land. He is being addressed by the title of Oba.  The...

8 powerful women in Alaafin of Oyo’s palace and their duties 

The palace of the Alaafin of Oyo recognizes eight(8) powerful women who carry out some special duties for the monarch and the...

Origin of the word “Sebiotimo elewa sapon”

Sebiotimo ẹlẹ́wà sapọ́n is a name used mostly by the Yorubas to express their inaffordability of something or not trespassing their boundaries....

The Fulani vs Afonja war over Ilorin in 1817

The superiority battle between the Fulani and the Afonja(Yoruba) descendants over who will take over Ilorin emirate has...

Story behind Sekere beating in Yoruba land

Sekere is a big calabash rattle having white(in most cases) strong wools and cowries (owó-ẹyọ in Yoruba) tied and decorated around the...

How Ogunlola beheaded Elemoso to found Ogbomoso

Elemoso battles Oyo Ile during the leadership of the Ibaribas while Ogunlola was in captivity waiting for trial. 

History of Egungun and Oro in Yoruba land

Egungun(masquerades) and Oro are brothers and two great beings in Yoruba land which may be considered as deities because of their nature,...

History of Egungun festivals in Yoruba land

Masquerades (Egungun) is said to be a very beauteous and elegant deity that wears beautiful clothes, it is one of the most...

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Mystery and history of Agemo cult in Ijebu land

 Agemo cult is a highly regarded diety and god among the Ijebu people of Yoruba land, South western, Nigeria. The existence of...

Full story of how the Ijebus originated from Sudan

Ijebu land is a Yoruba town located in the South-Central and South western part of Yoruba and Nigeria respectively. The kingdom shares...

Meet Alagba: A mysterious tortoise who lived for 334 years in Soun of Ogbomoso palace 

Almost everyone is interested in the story of an old tortoise in the palace of Soun of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Nigeria....

Full story of Osogbo war in 1840

After the Fulani people had taken over the Ilorin kingdom in 1817,the people of the old Oyo Empire were sacked and ordered...