Gender

Gender as a concept is described by Marjorie Mclatosh as the differing roles and expectations a given society imposes upon women as opposed to men. It has been argued by one Oyerone Oyewunmi that…

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Dream

Dream is refereed to “An illusory mental image” in Roget’s II. The New Thesaurus Macmillan English Dictionary however defines dream as “something that you experience in…

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Jayin

Jayin was the Alaafin who succeeded ‘Karan the cruel’. Jayin’s petty lifestyle which appeared to be dedicated much to pleasure caused the nation to look up to his kind and generous son,…

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Ayibi

Ayibi emerged as Alaafin after the rule of an interim government headed by Basorun Iba Biri. He was the grandson of the immediate past Alaafin, Jayin, and son of the popular Prince, Olusi who died…

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Awoniboju

Awoniboju, also known as Oluboye was one of the Alaafin of Oyo who reigned during the tyranny of Basorun Gaha. Surprising it will seem, that the Alaafin, given the antecedents of his predecessors,…

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Labisi

Labisi was the Alaafin of Oyo after Ojigi, the indulgent father who died with his son, and immediate predecessor of Amuniwaiye, the king disgraced because of his affairs with his medicine man’s…

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Augustus Otonba-Payne

Augustus Otonba-Payne

Augustus Otonba-Payne was a key figure in Lagos Colony during the reign of Queen Victoria of England. Otonba Payne was born 1839 in Sierra Leone. His father was captured from Ijebu Ode during one…

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Iga Idunganran

Iga Iduganran

Iga Idungaran, the Lagos Oba’s Palace, is located along Upper King Street on Lagos Island. It is the most significant of the buildings representing the Pre-colonial Lagos. During the reign of…

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Arugba-Ifa

Arugba-Ifa was the mother of Onigobi, the Alaafin and one of the several wives of Oluaso, whose reign was among the most successful in Oyo Empire. She was instrumental in the introduction of Ifa…

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Falolu

Falolu became the Oba of Lagos in 1932 when he led by 4 votes in the 6-man panel of inquiry comprising of traditional chiefs, that was set up upon the death of the newly reinstated Oba, Eleko…

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