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List of past Ejigbo kings

Ejigbo is a Yoruba town in Osun State, South western part of Nigeria. The town is about forty(40)kilometers(aggregate of 25miles) to the...

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.  The...

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,...

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The story of Alajo Somolu-The most intelligent thrift collector in history

People many times use the phrase that one is intelligent like that of Somolu thrift collector who collected daily thrifts from several...

Read about this Nigerian lady who won Miss Finland award at the age of 18

Miss Iyabode Ololade Remilekun Odusoga was a Nigerian and the winner of Miss Finland award at the age of 18 in the...

History and biography of Efunsetan Aniwura, Iyalode of Ibadan land

Madam Efunsetan Aniwura was a once the Iyalode of ibadan land. She was a brave, wealthy and intelligent woman whose attributes outstand...

How the people of Ara-Ekiti committed mass murder to prevent being enslaved in 1885

In August 1885,something terrible and uncommon happened in one village in Ekiti named Ara-Ekiti whereby the villagers committed mass murder to avoid...