We have been telling you that the title Oba has Igbo origin. It was first used by the Obatala royal family of the formerly Igbo town of Ile Ife in today’s Yorubaland. This was before the coming of Oduduwa The Great, who has established the Yoruba race. Remember that the book History Of The Igbo… Continue reading Oba as an originally Igbo title: Nri, the great Igbo kingdom has an Oba (we no tell you before?!)
Below are photos from this year’s Osaara Festival in Ile Ife, which was presided by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. The festival was held at Moore.Here are some photos from the event courtesy of 9jacrip. Source: Osaara Festival In Ile-Ife, Ooni Ogunwusi Feature – Culture – Nigeria
He who was born in Igbo town and went to be king at Iranje. Divinity of Igbo. Source: Attributes of Obatala Obatala was not one person, but the surname of the aboriginal kings of Ile Ife. This is their story.
The Ooni of Ife is one of the most famous monarchs in Yorubaland, and it may be fitting to call hims a monarch of monarchs. His position as king of Ife is so priviledged that people from other Yoruba Kingdoms also see him as a kind of great father figure to them too. So it… Continue reading Photos from visit of Ibadan Polytechnic students to Ooni of Ife