List of past Ijesa kings

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

Owa is the title used for all Obokun kings. They are addressed as Owa of Obokun. The following are the lists of all past and present Obokun(Ijesa) kings since inception. 

Past and present monarchs of the kingdom are as as follows:

1. Owa(king) Ajibogun 

2. Owa(king) Owaka Okile 

3. Owa(king) Obarabara Olokun Eshin 

4. Owa(king) Owari – 1466 to 1522

5. Owa(king) Owaluse – 1522 to 1526

6. Owa(king) Atakunmosa – 1526 to 1546

7. Owa(king) Yeyelagagba – 1588 to 1590

8. Owa(king) Yeyegunrogbo – 1588 to 1590

9. Owa(king) Biladu I – 1652 to1653

10. Owa(king) Biladu II – 1653 to 1681

11. Owa(king) Yeyewaji – 1681

12. Owa(king) Bilaro 1681 – 1690

13. Owa(king) Bilayiarere – 1691 to 1692

14. Owa(king) Bilagbayo – 1713 to 1733

15. Owa(king) Yeyeori – 1734 to 1749

16. Owa(king) Ori Abejoye 

17. Owa(king) Bilajagodo Arijelesin

18. Owa(king) Bilatutu Otutu bi Osin – 1772 to 1776

19. Owa(king) Bilasa Asa abodofunfun – 1776 to 1788

20. Owa(king) Akesan – 1788 to 1795

21. Owa(king) Bilajara – 1795 to 1807

22. Owa(King) Ogbagba – 1807 to 1813

23. Owa(king) Bilajila – 1813 to 1828

24. Owa(king) Odundun – 1828 to 1833

25. Owa(king) Gbegbaaje – 1833 to 1839

26. Ariyasunle(king) – Regent, 1839

27. Owa(king) Ofokutu – 1839 to 1853

28. Owa(king) Ariyasunle (2nd time) -Regent 1853

29. Owa(king) Aponlose – 1858 to 1867

30. Owa(king) Alobe – 1867 to 1868

31. Owa(king) Agunlejika I – 1868 to 1869

1869 to 1870(the seat was vacant) 

32. Owa(king) Owa(king) Oweweniye – 1871 to 1873

33. Owa(king) Oweweniye (2nd time) – 1873 to1875

34. Owa Adimula Agunloye-bi-Oyinbo Bepolonun – 1875 to 1893

35. Owa(king) Alowolodu – 1893 to 1894

The seat was vacant from 1894 to 1896

36. Owa(king) Ajimoko I – 1896 to 1901

37. Owa(king) Ataiyero – 1901 to 1920

38. Owa(king) Aromolaran – 1920 to 1942

39. Owa Ajimoko Haastrup -Regent, 1942

40. Owa(king) Ajimoko II Fidipote – 1956

41. Owa J. E. Awodiya – Regent from 1956 to 1957

42. Owa(king) Biladu III Fiwajoye – 1957 to 1963

43. Owa Ogunmokun(Regent from 1963 to 1966) 

44. Owa(king) Agunlejika II – 1966 to 1981

45. Owa(king) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II – 1982 till date.

REFERENCE:👇

Pages 82-87 of the book titled “Yoruba  Kingdoms&Lineages” by TAZZAN

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