Aganju

Aganju was the fifth Alaafin of Oyo, and son of Ajaka. His ascension to the throne was devoid of dramas, which would have probably been the case if he had a cousin from Sango, his uncle. Ajaka…

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Ado (Oba)

Ado was the first Oba of Lagos. Reigned from 1630 to 1669. Ado was the son of Ashipa who led the settlement but not as a King. As more people joined the Island of Lagos, it became pertinent to…

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Akinsemoyin

Akinsemoyin became Oba of Lagos in 1704. A tall, well-built, light-complexioned man with energy and comely disposition, Akinsemoyin’s reign which some believe to have lasted for over 50 years is…

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Gabaro

Gabaro was the Oba of Lagos installed in 1669 after his father, Oba Ado’s death. During his reign, he moved the government to the island in particular Isale Eko where the present palace, Iga…

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Adesimbo Aboki Tunwase

Adesimbo Aboki Tunwase, was the Awujale of Ijebu Ode from February 1886 to 1895 who occupied the Ijebu stool during the Imagbon War in which the kingdom was annexed by the British. Favoured by the…

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Adeona Fusigboye

Adeona Fusigboye, born in 1863, was crowned on 3 May, 1906 as the Awujale of Ijebu land. He was the son of Ademuyewo, the famous nineteenth century ruler whose pro-Ibadan stance in the Imagbon war…

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Adenuga Folagbade

Adenuga Folagbade was born in 1892 and became Awujale of Ijebu when on Ademolu’s death in 1925, the Tunwase family which he belonged reluctantly produced him, after their preferred candidate,…

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Adeniyi-Jones Curtis Crispin

Adeniyi-Jones Curtis Crispin was a colonial era parliamentarian, nationalist and medical doctor who was an outspoken critic of the colonial government. Curtis Crispin Adeniyi-Jones was born at…

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Awujale

Traditionally, the Awujale of Ijebuland title, which connotes a kind of mediator, is the title of the ruler of the Ijebu Ode town. The term Awujale must have been a corruption of Amujale- someone…

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Adele Ajosun

Adele Ajosun was the Oba of Lagos between 1775 and 1780 and then in 1832 till his death, two years later. Immediately after installation as king, Adele Ajosun had faced up to the need to…

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