Moremi Ajasoro, princess of the Yoruba was a figure of high significance in the history of the Yoruba people in the southwestern part of Nigeria. Born a princess, she was a brave woman and her bravery paved way for the victory of the Yoruba tribe over a neighbouring tribe.
The mythology of Yorubaland is unique.Folklore and tales of ancient beings in Yorubaland are interesting to hear.One such myth is that of Moremi Ajasoro (Yoruba: Mọ́remí Àjàsorò).She was regarded as a legendary Yoruba queen and a heroine in the Yorubaland.The story has it that she assisted in the liberation of the Yoruba kingdom of Ife from the neighboring "Ugbo Kingdom."
At one point or the other, you will have heard about moremi. She is a very popular being in the Yoruba Land. Till date, all her exploits are still celebrated till today. She was a very courageous woman, Self determined and selfless. Her story is still very relevant in the history of the Yoruba land.
Statues are erected for various reasons. Most times statue is erected in honour of hero and heroine. It has been a long time practice around the world. Virtually all countries of the world built a statue of her citizen to showcase what that an individual means to them. Nigeria is not an exemption among countries that does that. Moremi Ajasoro statue of liberty is unarguably the tallest single statue of a woman in African measured at 42 feet. The statue was unveiled by the present Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye
Today in Yoruba land, there are two major statues of Moremi Ajasoro. Not that two statues are too small for a woman of her status, but rather, the two statues have different stories of the same woman. The first statue of her was erected by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Alayeluwa Ogunwusi Enitan Ojaja II, while the second one was erected by the Olugbo of Ugbo, Ilaje Ese Odo of Ondo State.
Moremi Ajasoro : Beautiful Spy Princess That Saved Yoruba From Igbo Moremi was born a princess in Offa and married to Oranmiyan the heir to the king of Ile – Ife , Oduduwa in 12th century.Ile – Ife a kingdom was said to have been at war with an adjoining tribe who were known to them as the people of the forest (Igbos, not modern day Igbos of south eastern Nigeria ). Scores of Ife citizens were being enslaved and captured by Igbo (people of the forest), Ife people did not have means of defending themselves
Moremi Ajasoro was the Queen of the ancient city of Ile-Ife in south-western Nigeria. She was married to King Oranmiyan and had a son, Olurogbo. At a time, the people of Ile-Ife were constantly raided by the Igbó (forest) people (not to be confused with the Igbo people of eastern Nigeria).
Similar to the history of Nigeria, the subjects are much more famous than they did in their lives. Moremi Ajasoro is a nodding name without acknowledging the immortalization of the student residences and buildings in different campuses of Nigeria University. Moremi's story is that of courage and chutzpah, which seeks to smash women's myths of human history. The legendary Queen's story was taught, remembered in books, songs, and films in classrooms. Today, Scooper brings to you Queen Moremi Ajasoro a comprehensive
The Moremi Statue of Liberty is about forty-two feet tall, it is the tallest statue in Nigeria and the fourth in Africa. The Moremi statue is built on the same spot that Moremi Ajasori lived many centuries ago. It is within proximity from the Ooni of Ife palace.
Every tribe has a hero and the Yoruba people of Nigeria are not left out as they have a heroine who sacrificed greatly, fought bravely and was courageous in battle and led them to an amazing victory through her selfless actions. She is none other than the courageous Queen, Moremi Ajasoro. Moremi Ajasoro is a beautiful woman who is also a figure of high significance and importance in the history of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. She is still being worshipped as a deity in some parts of the Yoruba land. She is
Moreno Ajasoro hailed from offa,and was married to Oranmiyan,the heir to the king of Ife and founding father of the Yoruba people.when Ile-ife was a kingdom that was said to have been at war with an adjoining tribe know to them as the Forest people, scores of Ife citizens were being enslaved by these people (Ugbo in Yoruba language).
At about 800 year ago, a lady named Moremi ajasoro who hailed from offa in what is currently kwara state northern Nigeria, was married to prince Oranmiyan, heir of king Oduduwa of ile Ife. Around then, ile Ife was facing serious problems from the Ugho people who consistently led viciousness assaults and enslave Ife people. Ife was defenseless and strikes proceeded. As Ugbo people were dressed totally in raffia and bamboo making unusual noises around evening time. Ife people believed they were forest or bush
Moremi Ajasoro in Yoruba: Mọ́remí Àjàsorò) was a legendary Yoruba queen. A superwoman in the Yorubaland region of present-day southwestern Nigeria. Moremi was married to Oranmiyan, the son of Oduduwa, the first king of Ife. Life history The Ayaba Moremi lived in the 12th century, hailed from Offa, and was married to Oranmiyan, the heir to the king of Ife and founding father of the Yoruba people, Oduduwa. Ile-Ife was a kingdom that was said to have been at war with a neighboring tribe who were known to
Moremi Ajasoro Statue of Liberty is the tallest single statue of a woman in Africa at 42 feet tall. It was unveiled by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi in the Ife palace in Osun State, Nigeria. She had strategy, courage and power. You don't need to look to the west for heroines when there were many in Africa, This also shows that patriarchy did give some women power both in the past and at present. I know people might be wondering why should Africans copy the US,They should have given it a different name
We have a couple of Queens in Nigerian medieval history that exhibited great courage in saving their people from calamity and destruction. We have Queen Amina of Zaria, Queen Inikpe of Igala and Queen Moremi of Ile-Ife. The history of the Yoruba people is not complete without the story of Queen Moremi Ajasoro of Ile-Ife. Moremi's tact and wisdom helped in protecting the territorial integrity of Ile-Ife against invasion by enemies. Today, there are over forty million Yorubas who live predominantly in Western
The history of the Yoruba race, and Ile-Ife in particular, cannot be complete without the mention of the name, Queen Moremi Ajasoro. The beautiful queen who was married to Oranmiyan, the son of the progenitor of the Yoruba race, Oduduwa, was a courageous queen who lived at a time when the people of Ile-Ife were constantly attacked and enslaved by their neighbouring tribe called the Igbo (forest people). These Igbo people, although not related to the Igbos of the South-East, were considered by the Ile-Ife people
Moremi Ajasoro, Princess of the Yoruba was a figure of high significance in the history of the Yoruba peoples of West Africa. Born a princess, she was a courageous queen whose fame contributed to the victory of the Yoruba people over a neighbouring people. Olori Moremi Ajasoro, known as Queen Moremi, was a beautiful woman from Offa, a city in Kwara state. She was a brave woman, who lived in Ile Ife at a time when Yoruba people were under attack from a neighbouring tribe called the Igbo or Ugbos (forest people).
There is an adage that says "what a man can do, a woman can do it better" this was the case of a prominent Yoruba woman who risked her life because of the love she had for her people. The name of the woman is Moremi Ajasoro, she was a native of Offa in now Offa Local government of kwara state, she got married to Oranmiyan who was the king of Ile-Ife, before her marriage to Oranmiyan, the people of Igbo who are now located in the waterside of Ondo state known as Ugbo Kingdom were terrorizing the people of Ile-Ife
Offa is an historical town that derived its name from a brave hunter which is also the crown prince of old Oyo empire then. Offa is the headquarter of Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. Offa is considered as the second largest town in Kwara State,and it is located in the South Eastern part of the Kwara State. Offa was founded by a hunter called Olalomi Olofagangan. And also he is a crown prince from Oyo,and a direct descendant of king Oranmiyan in Ile-Ife around late 14th century. History