When the king appears at any public function, he is always flanked by his beautiful wives. The amalgamation of Nigeria happened during his time. The Oyo Empire was a Yoruba empire of what is today Benin and Western Nigeria (including Southwest zone and the western half of Northcentral zone). Afonja, the Basorun and the Onikoyi eventually led a rebellion against him. These names includes: Kabiyesi which means “the King Who No One Can Question”, Iku Baba Yeye meaning “The One Who Can Command Death” or “Pronounce Same Upon His Father or Mother” Or “He Who Is Parent To Death”, Alashe which means “He Who Wields Authority”, Ekeji Orisha which means “second-in-command to the gods”. In fact, the entire Yoruba land was under Ilorin-Fulani siege. Chizoba is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the founder of Nigerian Infopedia. Oranmiyan led an expedition to Benin and subdued the people. The Alaafin of Oyo Empire, His imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, would not agree any less to this saying. WhatsApp. His reign was so significant that it has since passed into proverbs. Initially, he recorded some success in battle, but a final putsch to recover the northern part of Yorubaland from the Fulanis led to his death and that of many of Oyo’s leading nobles. 14th Century, Oyo Palace Compound, Oranyan, the first oba (king) of Oyo, was succeeded byOba Ajaka, Alaafin of Oyo. After several rumours that one of Alaafin of Oyo’s wives, Olori Badirat Ajoke popularly known as Queen Ola is having an affair with Legendary Fuji Musician, Wasiu Ayinde popularly known as KWAM 1, the Queen in the center of it all has featured in a remote call interview to debunk the reports. Twitter. He was a very handsome prince installed by Gaa. He immediately returned to Ile Ife, where he eventually died and was buried. He reigned for only 2 months in 1797. His son, Awole, poisond him and succeeded him as king. Adeyemi III-(Present Alaafin of Oyo and Head of Yoruba land) 14 Jan, 1971 to date. There the king died before they could move. The fourth, Orangun, became the king … Queen Ola the former wife of the Alaafin of Oyo, has revealed that the rumours of her relationship with music icon King Ayinde Wasiu Marshal popularly known as … The king was deposed by the noble men and he committed suicide. They collected all the tributes and were cruel. He was working as an insurance clerk before he emerged as the new Alaafin. The period that followed was the Yoruba civil wars of the 19th century. Ilorin became a formidable force and started a conquest of Yorubaland, destroying and looting cities in its campaign. Alaafin of Oyo’s estranged queen, Ola took to her Instastory on Instagram to open up about her marital status and why she left the palace. However, he was successful and the king buried charms in strategic places in the city, so that it would not be destroyed again. He was w… It also became a major centre for exchanging goods from the forest areas and the coast. They both died in exile. Below are the kings who had ruled one of the greatest empire in history. The Alaafin was an absolute king; his word was law. Afonja was stationed at Ilorin with the major part of Oyo’s calvary. His reign lasted for three years. Chief Bode Thomas then became the first chairman of the Oyo Divisional Council in 1953, while the Alaafin of Oyo became a mere member of the authority. You Might Also Like. Shortly after, king also died. Timi became too powerful for the king and made himself king at Ede (hence the title, Timi of Ede). It was Alaafin Egungun Oju that led the people of Oyo to the Oyo-Ile, very close to Igboho Author He therefore invited the British colonial Governor of Lagos to help settled the dispute. Towards the end of his reign, he waged war on a king close-by for refusing to give him his daughter as bride. She said this during a question and answer session with her fans on her official Instagram page. Installed by Gaha after Labisi, Awonbioju was killed by Gaa when he refused to prostrate for him. 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He liked aesthetics and he greatly beautified the palace. Rather than abdicating, he hanged himself on a shea butter tree. He reigned from 1802 to 1830. Facebook. The Oyo people rejected her advice and she left the town. Tireni Adebayo - November 12, 2020. The king was eventually poisoned. The third, a prince, became king of the Benin people. Bode Thomas barks to death . – Hence the popular saying OBAKOSO or OLUKOSO meaning the king did not hang was created by the Baba-Mogba and the place where Sàngó disappeared has became known as Koso. It was during Kori’s time that Timi was sent to Ede to fight the Ijeshas. The entire Yorubaland later came under the dominion of the British and the Alaafin became a Vassal of the colonial government. Fast forward to the 18 th of November 1980, the son of the banished king and rightful heir to the throne of the Oyo Empire, Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi became the Alaafin, he assumed the title Adeyemi III. He was a vassal of the British. Under him, the kingdom disintegrated as the provinces became tired of Oyo’s tyranny and slavery was rife. Leadership was then conferred upon Ajaka’s brother, Sango, who was later deified as the deity of thunder and lightning. Being too mild to be warlike, and with the provincial kings encroaching on Oyo, he was deposed and replaced by his fearless and violent brother, Sango. The current King was selected among other contestants to become King in 1968 but the government of the day did not agree and he was not crowned until January 1971. The Alaafin of Oyo’s set of triplets recently clocked a year older and their mother, Queen Folashade, took to social media to celebrate them with sweet words. The Ijẹṣa/Ekiti seized the moment, in 1878, attacked despotic Ibadan Ajẹlẹs (viceroys) in their territories; Ibadan declared war on Ijẹṣa and Ekiti. The Owu war(1821-1827) also occurred in which the town of Owu was completely destroyed. He had a habit of emitting fire and smoke out of his mouth, by which he greatly increased the dread his subjects had of him. It was also him who installed the late Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO) as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland on December 14, 1988. 1859-1875 ADELU AGUNLOYE. The Ijaiye war was one of the several wars Ibadan engaged in to assert supremacy in Yorubaland. I’m so proud of my Yorubaness ! New cities sprang up, from refugee camps or military bases. The people eventually rebelled against him. Atiba died in 1859. SHARE THIS POST: The 10th Alaafin of Oyo was a female “king” that reigned Oyo in the imperial era, Alaafin Orompotoniyun Ajiun (usually referred to as Orompoto), was Alaafin of Oyo from 1554-1562. The current net worth of the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III has not been released by Forbes. One of the messy scandals of his reign occurred when his son had intercourse with his wife and was summarily executed. As their forces surrounded the city, Aole committed suicide, after cursing Afonja and his co-conspirators. Orompoto was the sister of her predecessor, Eguguojo. During the session, she was asked about her relationship with other Oloris when she was at the palace and her response was -- learn to trust nobody. He had the power of life and death. Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja. She eventually settled in a town called Ado, where the people accepted her ideas. His seven years of reign was marked by his restlessness. He ordered for the destruction of a town called Ojosegi. He came to the throne at a time when the kingdom was distracted by anarchy and confusion. In 1817, Afonja of Morin was the Are-Ona Kakanfo – the Head of the Army of the Oyo Empire, under the Alaafin of Oyo – Aole (The King). The war camp later became the city of Ibadan and it emerged as the new power centre in Yorubaland. Gaa remained powerful, long after him; installing kings as he pleased. He was killed in a coup by the army, backed by the noble men. The Oyo Empire grew to become the largest Yoruba state. 1st Alaafin Of Oyo. During his reign, the Fulani empire had already captured Ilorin after an internal coup and transformed it into a Fulani emirate. He had also come into conflict with Bode Thomas, deputy leader of the Action Group. He’s iku baba yeye, alase ekeji orisa (the almighty, the ruler and companion of the gods). On his first appearance in Council, after being appointed chairman, all the members stood up to welcome him in deference to his position, except Oba Adeniran Adeyemi II, who for cultural reasons, could not show submission to anyone in public. In rage, he killed the boy. Alaafin Siyanbola Ladigbolu I, was Alaafin of Oyo between 1911 to 1945 and was succeeded in 1945 by Adeniran Adeyemi. That year, Afonja sent an THE OYO EMPIRE: Alaafin Aole, Afonja, Alaafin Atiba and the Jihadist - Ọmọ Oòduà After the emergence of Ibadan, the Fulani ceased to be a threat to Yoruba but bitter civil war among the tribes made peace impossible. He tried to restore Oyo’s glory, but the decline was bound to happen as all the tribes were fighting one another. Chief Bode Thomas, now became the first chairman of the Oyo Divisional council in 1953, while the Alaafin of Oyo became a mere member. It was after the civil war, Lamidi Adeyemi succeeded his father Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II as the king of Oyo in the year 1971. After a lot of this damage has been done to Oyo, Ajaka was reinstalled as the King of Oyo again (Alaafin) and he is no longer the calm and peaceful king they used to know anymore as he also became fierce. Exchanges were made in salt, leather, horses, kola nuts, ivory, cloth and slaves. It says that Oranmiyan left for Ile-Ife, the land of his father, leaving Ajaka to rule as regent at Oyo. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ The question as to who is the most powerful monarch between the Ooni of Ife and Alaafin has sparked a lot of controversies. The Alaafin of Oyo and the Ooni of Ife are seen as the most powerful monarchs in Yoruba land. He is also the son of Oba Adeyemi II, the immediate former Alaafin of Oyo who was sent into exile in 1954 for showing sympathy towards the National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC). In modern times, the shortest reign was that of Alaafin … Today Koso is a suburban district of Oyo, one of the holiest places of the city, where the spirit of Sàngó inhabited the sacred site thousands of years ago. He liked taming wild animals and he’s said to have kept a leopard. The Oyo king has 8 young wives and several older ones. This unfortunate king was elected to the throne but not allowed to be crowned. She imported horses from as far as Timbuktu in Mali and had over 1000 horsemen. He tortured and killed many of his subjects for slight offences. Unlike his father, he was of a peaceful disposition, loved animal husbandry and encouraged it. Fast forward to the 18 th of November 1970, the son of the banished king and rightful heir to the throne of the Oyo Empire, Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi became the Alaafin, he assumed the title Adeyemi III. 0. He had a long and peaceful reign. He was the last really great king Oyo had. For a first-class monarch like Oba Adeyemi Lamidi; The Alaafin of Oyo, every woman would love to be affiliated with his royal entourage. The Alaafin of Oyo is the King of the historic Oyo empire, the title holds so much power that all over the land, whoever occupies that position is feared and seen as the representative of the dieties. He was a tyrant. Alaafin Amuniwaiye sent his armies to Dahomey in a show of strength and to let king Agaja know that the Oyo … In 1823, Dahomey rebelled, defeated the Oyo army and gained complete independence. Queen Ola the former wife of the Alaafin of Oyo, has revealed that the rumours of her relationship with music icon King Ayinde Wasiu Marshal popularly known as KWAM 1 was after she left the palace. He went to Igboho where he remained in retirement for seven years. about sango HERE. The drums will roll out on Thursday January 14 on the golden anniversary of the coronation of the Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Igba Keji Orisa, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III (82). She assumed the throne in 1554 because there was no male successor from her elder brother at the time. The Fulanis were having an eye on the capital of Yoruba-land. Wasiu that impregnated his wife's cousin. During his reign, the remnant of the Yoruba army moved South and camped in an area that belonged to the Egba of Gbagura clan. Ajaka was deposed, because he lacked Yoruba military virtue and allowed his sub-chiefs too much independence. In ancient times before the pre-colonial era, the Alaafin was seen an absolute ruler whose powers spread throughout the Yoruba empire. He became king after Lawani. The Oyo empire, and indeed the Yoruba nation, never recovered from this tragedy. The Yoruba believed that Oyo actually started declining after his death. It was after the civil war, Lamidi Adeyemi succeeded his father Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II as the king of Oyo in the year 1971. Salt (Sodium Chloride) was introduced to Oyo-Ile by Portuguese explorers during his reign. The Alaafin of Oyo is no doubt, one of Africa’s most powerful and most influential kings. His reign was very short. Social media was on lit after Nigerians weighed on the issue and it seems the young Queen has been allegedly sent packing from the Palace. In 1817, Afonja of Morin was the Are-Ona Kakanfo - the Head of the Army of the Oyo Empire, under the Alaafin of Oyo - Aole (The King). One of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Anuoluwapo Adeyemi, has parted ways with him, alleging threat to life. Labisi eventually committed suicide when he could not rule. The second account seems more plausible. After quarrelling at a place called Igangan, the brothers dispersed and Oranmiyan went ahead to found the city of Oyo known as Oyo Alaafin.There are two accounts of his death. Ajaka remains the only Alaafin to rule twice.‎. In the actual working of the government, however, the Alaafin was an absolute monarch. His children fought each other and his foster son, whom he had adopted as the Aremo (heir) was killed by his daughter. The Oyo Empire had no Alaafin for 85 years until Ofinran became Alaafin … She was the sister of her predecessor, Eguguojo. Alaafin Aloworodu Adeyemi ruled from 1876 to 1905. Alaafin of Oyo’s estranged queen, Ola has taken to Instagram to have a question and answer session with her fans. 3 Likes 1 Share Re: Alaafin Of Oyo Youngest Wife, Olori Ola Runs From The Palace, Dating MC Oluomo by AandGee : 8:23am On Nov 18 Thanks ever so much. In case you don’t know, Alaafin of Oyo installed Wasiu Ayinde (Kwam 1) as the Decemberegun of Yoruba land some months ago in Oyo state and a very big party was thrown and attended by the creme de la creme of Nigeria. He reigned from 1905 to 1911. He is at present the current Alaafin of Oyo. In 1990 President Ibrahim Babangida appointed him Amir-ul-Hajj in recognition of his commitment to the consolidation of Islam in Nigeria. He was elected to a vacant throne. Badirah knew she was in trouble when the king recently went on a medical trip and took all his young queens except her. He was initially weak, but later proved himself to be a wise and decisive king, despite being unfortunate. He held this position from 1980 to 1992. Basorun Gaha made him fight the king of Popo who was his friend and destroyed his kingdom. He was of a gentler disposition than his father but he was effeminate and his son fell in love with one of his wives. October 9, 2019. During the reign of Alaafin Ajaka, Oyo was under a regular treat of war from Olowu, Ajaka’s cousin; who rules Owu Kingdom. During her reign, Oyo regained its military prestige and was feared across the south of Niger. Controversial Queen of Alaafin of Oyo, Ola has finally addressed the issue of divorce and why people should be allowed to leave their marriage if they wish to. Queen Anu has asked the police to hold the monarch responsible if anything happens to her. }); CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE ALAAFIN OF THE OYO EMPIRE (c.1210-2018), Lagos Travel Guide – Guide to Nigeria tourism, local culture & investments, ComeToNigeriaMagazine 4th Edition 2020 Now Out, OKOHO: No Soup Tastes Better for the Idoma People of Benue State, YOUR PERFECT EXPERIENCE AT HAMDALA HOTEL, KADUNA, UKODO: The Best Meal of the Urhobo People of Nigeria. Shameless Man! The Aremo’s cruelty and excesses eventually caused his father’s rejection. He was a warlike king and he conquered many people in the West, including the Popos and the Sabes (in Benin Republic). Facebook. Read more. Alaafin Ajiun Orompotoniyun was the first and only female Alaafin (King) of Oyo. Atiba died in 1859. He is ranked among the list of first class Obas in Nigeria and is also one of the richest kings in Nigeria. king sunny ade and alaafin oyo performed drama on stage @ lizy anjorin movies premier - duration: 15:43. facetv africa 314,057 views. He was also the first Alaafin to have had contact with an European king, most likely King of Portugal, as the Portuguese were the only foreign power present in Yoruba land in the 16th Century. The Alaafin was given his staff of office on that sunny Thursday, January 14,1971 in Oyo by the the military governor of Western state, Brigadier Robert Adeyinka Adebayo (March 8,1928-March 9, 2017). He was brave and warlike, and he was also very artistic. In 1557, Alaafin Orompoto (the custodian of the vagina that kills evil plots, the king with the great gift, the king with the flabbergasting gift) strengthened Oyo’s military might. Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. He was a tyrant and took pleasure in shedding blood. He founded Oyo as the 1st Alaafin Of Oyo at around the year 1300 after he had left Benin, where he had been crowned the first Oba of Benin. In frustration, the king committed suicide before the expedition arrived. She was brave and won many battles. He was probably too mild and weak, and had an enemy in Afonja, the Kakanfo who was very powerful. enable_page_level_ads: true She ruled Oyo Empire from 1550 to 1562. He was warlike, extending his domain to Dahomean territory in present day Benin Republic. Abipa rebuilt Oyo-Ile after the destruction by the Nupe marauders‎. He was the son of an Ota woman. She died in the battle of Ilayi in 1562. Bello Gbadegesin -(Ladigbolu II) July 20, 1956-1968. The oba (meaning 'king' in the Yoruba language) at Oyo, who was referred to as the Alaafin of Oyo ... Oyo became the southern emporium of the Trans-Saharan trade. He was struck by lightning and was incapacitated, before being deposed and allowed to die peacefully. Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III was born on May 15, 1938. His brother Ajaka was summoned to return to the throne. 1956-1968 BELLO GBADEGESIN OLADIGBOLU II. The king and his allies were defeated and captured by Aganju and the bride, whose name was Iyayun, was forcibly taken. 0. Pinterest. The Ibadan/Ijesa & Ekiti parapọ war got to its peak at Kiriji, near Ikirun. During her reign Orompoto was responsible for leading the Oyo Empire between the years 1554 to 1562. Fast forward to the 18 th of November 1980, the son of the banished king and rightful heir to the throne of the Oyo Empire, Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi became the Alaafin, he assumed the title Adeyemi III. He decided to carry the seat of government back to Oyo-Ile, even though the nobles were against it. He was wise and had many wives and children. He was so wicked that the proverb ‘as cruel as Kanran’ is being used by the Yoruba to describe anyone perceived of extreme cruelty. During Onigbogi’s reign, a war broke out and the king of Nupe invaded Oyo and sacked the capital. Nigerian Infopedia is Nigeria's authoritative top quality information website that provides resourceful information about her culture, people and things associated with Nigerians. He founded Oyo as its first Alaafin at around the year 1300 after he had left Benin where he had been crowned the first Oba of Benin. He sent out a large expedition to bring all the Yoruba under his control. Having stayed in Ile-Ife longer than necessary, the king makers made Ajaka king in Oyo. The king fled to the land of the Ibariba and died there. google_ad_client: "ca-pub-5648710938375034", In the 17th and 18th centuries, Oyo was the dominant political power in Yorubaland and beyond. She was the daughter of Alaafin Ofinran and the grand – daughter of Alaafin Onigbogi, both rulers of the Empire in their own time. After the death of Amuniwaiye, Dahomey once again stopped paying their tributes to Oyo, but at this time, it was easy for the Oyo empire to demand it. Under Alaafin Kori, the town of Oyo Ile, expanded to include the region referred to as metropolitan Oyo. Prince Egungun Oju was crowned Alaafin of Oyo in 1534 when they got to Oyo-Ile. In modern times, the shortest reign was that of Alaafin Amodo, who was on the throne only between 1833 and 1835. He is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research. The new Alaafin of Oyo was seen as appointed by the gods. He was eventually rejected by the noblemen and ended up commiting suicide. He governed in conjunction with a council of state known as Oyo Mesi . The popular King shut down an entire shopping mall in London when he and his wives made a majestic entrance into Westfield Mall in the presence of paparazzi. By. Olowu later sent his warriors to capture Alaafin Ajaka and bring him to Owu. The Yoruba are great people with rich culture and history. For 36 years, after Osiyago’s death, the throne was vacant and the country was ruled by the Basoruns (Prime Ministers). When Alaafin Onigbogi was on the throne, Oyo was in Ibariba Land. Any history buff will be thrilled by this. After the death of Sango, he returned to the throne. Like his immediate predecessor, he was equally worthless. His mother was an Ibariba woman. SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, (THEWILL) - Royalty is sweet, the grand opulence that comes with it soothes the heart. They could also call for an alafin’s suicide if he abused his power. During his reign, Oyo invaded Dahomey. Oyo has witnessed a lot of growth during his reign. He was Ajaka’s son. After defeating both the Kankafo and the Onikoyi, and rendering the Alaafin powerless, the Ilorin cavalry easily captured most of the northern Yoruba towns. Ade Yinka - September 8, 2020. He was excessive in actions, amassing wealth that he did not live to enjoy. 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