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Mapo Hall: History, Present State

With an arc sited atop its gates, and eight gigantic pillars hoisted in the front, the Mapo Hall stands imposingly on the historic Mapo Hills of Ibadan. The area which the hall is located also...

Origin Of ‘Tribal Marks’ in Yoruba Land

I remember growing up and also delighted not to have tribal marks on my face as I thought the tribal marks disfigured people's faces.I also do remember when my younger sister and I were...

‘ Ado-Awaye’ The Suspended Lake In Oyo State

Last week Friday, I attended a fashion business summit and one of the speakers asked ‘Who has heard about a suspended lake in Oyo state known as the Ado-Awaye Lake'? No one signified and...

History Wednesday: How the Ancient Idi-kan Evolved

Idi-Ikan is a popular market located at the Ibadan North Local Government Area in Ibadan, Oyo State. It is around Ogunpa-Agbeni axis. Idi-Ikan is one of the popular markets in Ibadan, it comprises lots...
Ibadan Natives

The Story of Bẹ́yẹrúnkà

What's up Ibadan? Welcome to another exciting history Wednesday. Today, we would be telling you the story behind an ancient place in the city of Ibadan. The place is Beyerunka. The name of the founder...

A Documentary of the Sango Festival

Sango festival is one of the recognized festivals in Oyo State. The festivals unite people from different linguistic backgrounds together to celebrate Sango. A picture from the movie "sango" shot in 1997 Who is Sango? Sango was...

A Trip To The Yoruba Culture: Hairstyles

The Yoruba culture places more value on the woman hair. They regard it as her covering.  Women with long and abundant hair attract people most especially men in the past. They take extra care...

Ibadan Insider History: Odinjo

Hello avid readers, welcome to this week's edition of History Wednsday. Today we would be telling you about Odinjo. Odinjo is one of the popular places in Ibadan located around Muslim. Some years back, there...
Ibadan

The Story of Elékùrọ́

During the time this place was named, there was the activity of selling èkùrọ́ ‘palm tree kernel’. Thus, this led to the name of the place, Elékùrọ́. Back then, during the time of Baṣọ̀run...
Ibadan

Interesting Stories about Some Places in Ibadan

Hello avid readers. Today we would be telling you stories behind some place names in Ibadan, which you would enjoy and also enlighten you. Mọ̀lété is the shortened form of ọmọlétégé. It is a description of...

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