Alaafin Of Oyo On Elevation Of Obas

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, yesterday, chided the Ibadan Traditional Council for their failure to support the cause for elevation of high chiefs to beaded crown monarchs after the installation of...
Oke Padi in Ibadan

How Oke Padi in Ibadan, Got it’s Name

Oke Padi   Oke-Padi is a street in the ancient town of Ibadan in Oyo State, it was coined from "Padre", but the omission of letters and easy pronunciation gave it Oke-Padi. The first Catholic missionaries who...
Alaafin Of Oyo Welcomes Seventy Black Americans Home

Alaafin Of Oyo Welcomes Seventy Black Americans Home

Alaafin Of Oyo Welcomes Seventy Black Americans Home   Seventy Black Americans traced their ancestral lineage to the ancient town of Oyo, last Saturday. The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111 at the civic reception...

Ibadan Masquerade Series: Alapansanpa, the Father of All Masquerades in Ibadan

Egungun is very important in Ibadan land because it is the father of all idols. The Yoruba believe that Egungun was the first creature sent to the world by God. He was sent to...

Oyo Empire History I: The Large West African Empire

Oyo Empire History I: The Large West African Empire Oyo Empire, Yoruba state north of Lagos, in present-day southwestern Nigeria, that dominated, during its apogee (1650–1750), most of the states between the Volta River in...

Ibadan Masquerade Series: Oloolu, the Father of All Masquerades in Ibadan

Ibadan Masquerade Series: Oloolu, the Father of All Masquerades in Ibadan Masquerades literarily and ordinarily depict grotesque figures that should be feared, but in our clime, the Yoruba race in particular, they represent a bevy...

Check Out Ranking of Obas in Yoruba land

Check Out Ranking of Obas in Yoruba land In Yoruba land, the ranking of – Kings or Obas – has been a topic which has generated much controversy over the years. The issue was once...

History: Sanusi Adebisi Idikan,The First Notable Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Sanusi Adebisi Idikan, The First Notable Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Sanusi Adebisi Idikan was an enigmatic personality that traversed Ibadan’s landscape in commerce, engaged in philanthropy and humaneness in the late 19th and 20th centuries He was...
Adegoke Adelabu Penkelemesi

Ibadan Insider History: Adegoke Adelabu ‘Penkelemesi’

Adegoke Adelabu Penkelemesi   Joseph Gbadamosi Adegoke Adelabu alias Adelabu Penkelemesi was a colossal in the political arena of Ibadan and the then Western Region before the independence of Nigeria in 1960. He was born in...
The Ibadan-Ijaye War

Ibadan Insider History: The Ibadan-Ijaye War

The Ibadan-Ijaye War     The Ibadan-Ijaye war broke out in 1861 between Ibadan and Ijaye over who to succeed the old Oyo empire as the political head of Yorubaland. The two rebelling towns sprang up from...

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