Obalokun Agana Erin

Obalokun Agana Erin was the Alaafin of Oyo in the times when salt was first introduced to the empire. Obalokun was the first Alaafin after Oduduwa, reported to have made friends from beyond the continent of Africa. There is a story of how his messengers numbering hundreds were missing, never to be found again, after embarking on a journey to deliver gifts to a fellow royal across the Sahara. A white traveler was said to have visited Oyo during Obalokun Agana Erin’s reign.

Tope Apoola
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