Onisile was the Alaafin of Oyo known and cheered for his “indomitable” spirit. In spite of the hostile fate that befell Onisile, he is remembered with a cheerful appellation, Gbagida, meaning ‘strong man.’ Onisile’s stubbornness and knack for engaging in decidedly dangerous activities caused the abortion of his reign. He was injured by lightning while in contact with the sun leaf, which he had been warned against, thereby becoming incapacitated.

Tope Apoola
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