During the reign of Alaafin Ajaka, Oyo was under a regular treat of war from Olowu, Ajaka’s cousin; who rules Owu Kingdom. After disobeying his direct order not to match on Owu in Battle, Sàngó follows Oya’s advice to get rid of them and sent them to govern the border towns of the Empire. Alaafin Aloworodu Adeyemi ruled from 1876 to 1905. Onigbogi-conducted evacuation of Oyo-Ile probably around 16th century “There were 36 other kings after Onigbogi. The drums will roll out on Thursday January 14 on the golden anniversary of the coronation of the Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Igba Keji Orisa, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III (82). Ajaja -re-installed. Palava: A Mouth-Watering Traditional Liberian Food you ... 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The Oyo Empire was a Yoruba empire, and the Largest empire ever existed in West Africa, occupying most of what’s is today Southern Nigeria, expanding its territory to the nearby Republic of Benin. Oluaso. The Oyo Empire was a Yoruba empire, and the Largest empire ever existed in West Africa, occupying most of what’s is today Southern Nigeria, expanding its territory to the nearby Republic of Benin. He rescued Ajaka and he was crowned King while Ajaka was sent into exile. Sàngó in his quest to destroy them both: sent Gbonka to Ede to capture Timi which he did. Kori. The Yoruba of Oyo went through an interregnum of 80 years as an exiled dynasty after its defeat by the Nupe. Also the mythical history of the Òrìsà Sàngó, embodies the third Alaafin (king), known as Tella-Oko, who was a strong warrior, believed to be a physical incarnation of the Òrìsà Sàngó, due to his mythical and invisible powers used through the energy of the thunder and storms. Alaafin (literally translated as the Man of the Palace in Yoruba), is the name for the emperor of the Oyo empire. She also had the power to summon rain. Oyo has continued to live on in the lives, arts and the socio-cultural, economic and political arrangements prevalent among the Yoruba people, their neighbours and the African Diaspora. Here’s a list of Alaafins that have reigned over the Oyo empire from inception to date. Africa’s best source for African styles and culture news. The Bashorun has the final say on the nomination of the new Alaafin, his power rivalling the king himself. Orompoto was the first and only female Alaafin of Oyo. the west. Besides that, nothing remarkable happened in his reign. She was the sister of her predecessor, Eguguojo. Sàngó then ordered that Gbonka should be burn to ashes. 1554–1562 OROMPOTO. During the reign of Sàngó, he had two generals: Timi Agbale Olofa-ina (also known as Olu-ode) who could shoot arrows of fire and Gbonka (also Known as Eliri) who was equally powerful. He is at present the current Alaafin of Oyo. Even though the empire now mostly exists in the history books and in Yoruba people’s hearts, it is an important traditional post. There is no king in Oyo, who will be installed without performing all the rites of coronation inside Koso temple. Sàngó , in his lifetime, had five wives, but three were very closed to him, Obà , the first wife and in the traditional sense the legitimate, Òsun , the second and Oya, the third, a concubine (as no marriage right or dowry was paid on her) was a spirit who has the power to transform from human to animal. He built Igboho, known as Oyo Igboho, and made it the new capital. Other articles where Alaafin is discussed: Oyo: …the new seat of the alaafin (alafin) of Oyo (the political leader of the Yoruba people) by Alaafin Atiba, after Old Oyo (also called Katunga), the capital of the Oyo empire, was completely destroyed by Fulani conquerors. Oyo also gave a major identity to Yorubaland. Alaafin Ajiun Orompotoniyun, ruled the Oyo empire in the 16th century, speculatively from 1554 to 1562. In 17th Century Oyo, the monarchical failings came as a succession of cruel kings to the exalted throne of the Alaafin. Ajaka was deposed, because he lacked Yoruba military virtue and allowed his sub-chiefs too much independence. Political Attachment. The Alaafin was the master of the realm spreading from the Savannah and as far afield as modern Benin and Togo Republics in the West African sub-region. 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