Dr. Obadiah Johnson with wife and brother with own wife.

Obadaih Johnson

Obadiah Johnson was a 19th Century Nigerian Author and physician. Obadiah was born in 1849 and he became, after studies at Kings’ College, London, the second Yoruba medical doctor. In 1889…

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Ladoke Akintola

Ladoke Akintola was the politician and the eighth Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland who in 26 March, 1957 moved his famous motion for Nigeria’s independence that was frustrated by gradualists…

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Aoole Arogangan

Aoole Arogangan was the Alaafin after Abiodun, who was a cousin. Aole Arogangan ruled for seven years. He was unpopular mostly because he compared terribly with his immediate predecessor. Aole, as…

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Basorun Gaha

Basorun Gaha was the despotic General of the Old Oyo Empire who made and destroyed three successive Alaafins. Basorun Gaha’s inglorious career commenced in the days when Labisi was being…

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Afonja

Afonja was the Great grandson of Laderin, founder of Ilorin town. Afonja was the most influential man in old Ilorin and he was responsible for the revolution that unbundled Oyo Empire. His actions…

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Kokoro Gan-Gan

Kokoro Gangan was the first Aare-Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba nation, a soldier from Iwoye who was friend to the Alaafin Ajagbo, the war-loving prince. After him, the title has become like that of a…

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Ajagbo

Ajagbo was Alaafin of Oyo who ruled the longest. The length of his reign contrasted sharply with most of his close successors. Ajagbo’s love for martial planning led him to create a special…

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Akarigbo

Akarigbo is the paramount ruler of the Remo people, who traditionally ruled his own session of Ijebuland on behalf of the Awujale. Originally, the Akarigbo’s authority was limited to Ofen (now…

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History of the Yorubas book by Samuel Johnson

History of the Yorubas

History of the Yorubas is a book of history by Samuel Johnson, covering the earliest times of Oduduwa to the beginning of the British protectorate. Although the writing of Yoruba history dates…

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Obelisk of Oranyan

Oranmiyan obelisk‘s creation was influenced by some artistic principles of the ancient Yoruba. These principles serve as pointers to the importance of the obelisk in the royal burial rites…

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