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Opin War: How Ilorin subjugated the Ekitis

The Opin war brought a vast stretch of Ekitiland up to Ikole under Ilorin`s rule. This war began as a simple search for a runaway slave called Esu, who escaped from Ilorin to Ekitiland, where he became a marauder against Ilorin traders passing through that territory. The episode began when Esu: “left Ilorin and settled first at Egbe then at Itagi and finally at Isan, leading a predatory life in those regions, kidnapping peaceful traders, sparing none, and was particularly hard on the Ilorin traders. In th

  2 years ago ago
Opin War: How Ilorin subjugated the Ekitis

TRAVEL

Ikan Festival in Epe-Opin, Ekiti Local Government, Kwara State (1)

Ikan is a festival that is observed by the Ekiti local government area of Kwara State. There are towns in this local government area that are regarded as OPIN. These towns that are regarded as Opin are the ones that engage in the Ikan festival and they include: Epe-Opin, Oke-Opin, Osi-Opin, Isare-Opin, Isolo-Opin, Owo-Atun, and Ikerin. Ikan festival is a celebration for members of the same age group. In these communities, there is an age group and when it is your turn to celebrate your group will be the one

  2 years ago ago
Ikan Festival in Epe-Opin, Ekiti Local Government, Kwara State (1)