She was the first woman to become a "king" of Oyo in the imperial period, while it was the first woman to take her to become the "king" of Oyo since its pre - imperial reign, Yeyeori. Orompoto assumed its throne since her family at the time had no male successor. She helped drive the Nupe back from Oyo in 1555. In the new capital Igboho, Orompto was Oyo 's second monarch, which was miraculously transformed into a man before assuming the throne. Some traditions in the oral record have been recorded.
She was allegedly masterful in horseback riding and she established a specialized order of officers of cavalry within her army who were subject to the Eso Ikoyi. Orompoto was very successful and was able to procure horse riders from Borga. First of all, cavalry was a force with which Oyo's enemies could be counted in several wars. It is said that considered a skillful combatant herself, she distinguished herself in the fight against Illayi. She lost three warlords in rapid succession while fighting against her enemies in the region, titleholders in Oyo called Gbonkas. A third of them are believed to have collapsed in a turbulent smile. The opponents thought that he was still alive and mockingly shaken by what they saw as their failure to better execute the Oyo gbonkas. They then left the battlefield, and the Oyo won the battle.
It was Ajiboyede 's successor.
While history seems to be overlooked, we begin to realize that in the past there were more women leaders than we thought. It is very odd to hear women leaders in Nigeria because the ability to govern is not granted to them. Often they are wives and are heads of women's groups responsible for 'domestic affairs.' This reflects the patriarchal nature of the country's affairs and laws that prevent women in their local communities from occupying such jobs.
The first and only female Alaafin of Oyo was Orompotoniyun, simply called Orompoto. In the 16th century, from 1554 to 1562, she speculatively ruled Oyo.
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