Egungun Festival is a normal traditional festival in Yoruba which has become part of their traditional religion.
Olumo Rock According to History, Olumo Rock was discovered by a hunter by the name Adagba, who used the rock as means of fortress during the intertribal war in the 19th Century.The Egbas were part of the Oyo Empire before the empire collapsed.The rock is an historical monument which served as shelter and fortress for the Egba people who at 1830 had settled under the rock during the intercity wars.
The Olumo Rock is located in the heart of Abeokuta in Ogun State, South-West Nigeria. It stands at 137 metres above sea level. Abeokuta was originally inhabited by the Egbas. The Olumo Rock provided protection to the Egba people when they needed it, and it's now held in high esteem by the members of the clan.
The Egbas or the people of Egba land are found in the south-western region of Nigeria, and constitute the significant set of people in the central area of Ogun state. Initially, Egba-land was part of the old Oyo empire before they gained independence through a man called Lisabi in the early nineteenth century, who used the political unrest among the Yoruba empire’s chiefs to gain their Freedom. Within the land of Egba is the famous ‘Olumo Rock,’ which, according to history, was a massive fortress for
The Ake Palace ground of His Royal Majesty , Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, will in a matter of months be wearing a new look The ground is currently undergoing an upgrade with construction work at an advanced level. From an open field, the ground has been upgraded to a a sitting capacity just as what is in place at the pavilion ground of his Majesty, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona , The Awujale and the Paramount ruler of Ijebu land. The palace ground is as old as the Palace
Olumo Rock is still very much honoured among the Egbas,Olumo Rock stands as a distinctive monument linked with their heroism and freedom.Olumo rock symbolizes unity and freedom not just for the Egbas alone but for all the residents of Abeokuta. Olumo Rock was discovered by a Hunter named Adagba ,who used the rock as a means of fortress during the intertribal war in the 19th century...Every year sacrifice and prayers are offered in an ancient shrine situated on the upper part of the rock by the Alake of Egba
The story of Abeokuta, the abode of the Egbas (and Owus), started with their liberation from the sovereignty of the Alafin of Oyo Empire, to which the Egbas had belonged. The Liberation took place between 1775 and 1780, under the leadership of Lisabi, a resident of Igbehin who was born in Itoku. He organized an insurgent movement disguised under the name of Egbe Aaro Tradition Mutual Aid Society. Lisabi later used the society to free the Egba by organizing the simultaneous killing of the Ajeles or Ilaris in
Olumo Rock is a mountain in south-western Nigeria . It is located in the ancient city of Abeokuta , Ogun State, and was historically used as a natural fortress during inter-tribal warfare in the 19th century. Its patron spirit is venerated in the Yoruba religion as an orisha. Olumo Rock is annually celebrated with lots of sacrifices. Tourism Olumo Rock is located in the ancient city of Abeokuta, Ogun State. Historically, the rock was a natural fortress for the Egbas during inter-tribal warfare in the 19th c
Dangote is from Kano. That should count in Kano. Charity that doesn't begin at home is a charity made for vain glory and stupidity. Last time I was in Kano I asked to be shown his native quarters. It's not only a sin to abandon your people, but you should know there is a reason why you were planted where you were planted. Kano is your homestead like we Egbas always have a homestead apart from coming from Abeokuta. A well resourced and oiled campaign to drag every child in Kano into school would serve humani
History has it that, some communities in Nigeria fought against the introduction of certain colonial administrative policies, that seems repugnant to the common interest of the people. This article is looking at such conflicts, in order to appreciate the effort of our Heroes and lean the lesson thereof.
The Egbas are a small offshoot of the Yorubas Proper, who occupy the south-eastern districts of that province. They originally occupied the area bounded by certain imaginary lines drawn, say, from Ijaye to meet the Ogun River at Olokemeji, and along it to its mouth, and another from the same point via Ibadan to the west of Jebu Remo down to the coast. They lived in hamlets and villages for the most, part independently of one another, and never under one rule. All the principal families of the Egbas trace th
The kingdom being now in a disorganized condition each tribal unit constituted itself an independent state. The Ifes in the east, and the Ijebus in the south formed an alliance against the Owns to the south-west of the former and north west of the latter. The Owus (although now domiciled with the Egbas) are a family quite distinct from. Egbas or Oyos. Hardihood, stubbornness, immorality, and haughtiness are marked traits in their character, so much so that it has passed into a proverb " A bi omg I'Owu, o
The threatened war between the Egbas of Abeokuta and the Yorubas of Ibadan has, we deeply regret to say, now actually broken out. The following interesting letter from the Rev. James Johnson, dated Abeokuta, July 20th, was written before the commencement of hostilities ; but it clearly explains the position of affairs. Mr. Johnson had previously, under the commission given him by the Committee last year, been visiting the stations and out-stations. He was travelling over the country from March 21st to July
Olumo Rock is a mountain in south-western Nigeria . It is located in the ancient city of Abeokuta , Ogun State, and was historically used as a natural fortress during inter-tribal warfare in the 19th century. Its patron spirit is venerated in the Yoruba religion as an orisha. Olumo Rock is annually celebrated with lots of sacrifices. Tourism Olumo Rock is located in the ancient city of Abeokuta, Ogun State. Historically, the rock was a natural fortress for the Egbas during inter-tribal warfare in the 19th century.
Amidst these entanglements, it came into the mind of an African brother, an earnest friend of Missionaries, and one who, from weight of character, possesses no small influence on the African coast — we mean, Captain James Pinson Labulo Davies, who recently married in this country Miss Bonetta Forbes — to make an effort for the restoration of peace between the contending Egbas and lbadans. “ Arriving at Lagos, and seeing the state of things, I thought to go into the interior in the name of the good men
Have You Visited Olumo Rock Before? See The Best Time To Visit Olumo Rock History of Olumo Rock The name Olumo signifies "inconveniences and sufferings are all finished". The historical backdrop of the stone goes back to the nineteenth century Oyo Empire when Abeokuta was possessed by the Egba individuals who discovered shelter at the Olumo rock during between ancestral wars. The stone worked as a pinnacle of solidarity for the Egba individuals in their wars to guard the new settlement just as a vantage
The threatened war between the Egbas of Abeokuta and the Yorubas of Ibadan has, we deeply regret to say, now actually broken out. The following interesting letter from the Rev. James Johnson, dated Abeokuta, July 20th, was written before the commencement of hostilities ; but it clearly explains the position of affairs. Mr. Johnson had previously, under the commission given him by the Committee last year, been visiting the stations and out-stations. He was travelling over the country from March 21st to July 3rd
...Before we started from Abbeokuta, a law was enacted, prohibiting by capital punishment kidnapping towards Ibadan. In Ibadan a law was passed at the same time, ' No Egba should be molested who came to redeem his relatives.’ But there is a great indignation against the Ijebus, who have done more harm than Ijaye and Abbeokuta together. The war in Ijebu is a difficult one for Ibadan, although they have a very large army. The ljebus live in small towns, have plenty of thick forests, bad roads, and little fo
The Ẹgbas at this time were equally as restless as the Ibadans waging a series of wars with the surrounding tribes. A serious complication arose between them and the Ọtas about this time which resulted in the latter place being besieged by them. Ọta is the name given to a small town and clan of the Awori tribes situated about 24 miles north of Lagos. They are usually reckoned amonst the Ẹgbaluwes. Prince Kosoko of Lagos later Oba Kosoko (1845–1851), deposed was an ally of the Ọtas and it was he
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