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Temitope Jeremiah 3 years ago. What caption for this?The Southern fringe is open to the sea with the coastlines of Epe, Ejinrin and Ikorodu. There are immigration legends which tend to link the Ijebu with the biblical Jebusites and Noah hence Omoluwabi — omo ti Noah bi — the children of Noah but these are farfetched.
Other immigration legends trace the origin of Yoruba people, and by implication, the Ijebu to Mecca where Oduduwa, the legendary ancestor of the Yoruba, was said to be the son of King Lamurudu.
Oduduwa, according to the legend, had to be expelled from Mecca when he resorted to idolatry. This is another unacceptable story in that it implied that the Yoruba must have come into existence as a group after faithful Muslims expelled Oduduwa some 1, years ago. If that king was the same Olu-Iwa, the legendary first Ruler of Ijebuland, we do not know.
There is a lot of evidence in support of the fact that the Ijebus migrated into Nigeria from Sudan. The ancestors of the Ijebus who now inhabit Ijebu-Ode and districts came into Nigeria from the ancient Kingdom of Owodaiye of Ethiopia which came to an end as a result of Arab supremacy in Middle East and the Sudan where Owodaiye was situated.
The Kingdom of Owodaiye was bounded in the North by Nubia; in the East by Tigre and the Kingdom of Axum; in the West there was no clear boundary, while along its South-Eastern border, it was bounded by the land of Punt. With these people the Ijebus share their culture and religion.
With the Tigrians and ancient Axumites the Ijebus share their tribal marks which are made up of three vertical marks on the cheeks while with the Egyptians, the Nubians and Puntite people, the Ijebu share many of their funeral rites, the Agemo cult and the Erikiran.
The Yorubas in Nubia were the nearest people to the Ijebus in Owo aiye. Even the Ijebus differ from the Yoruba in many respects. For example, while the main Yoruba group practice circumcision on both male and female members of the family, the Ijebus never practice it on the female members; the Yorubas used to bore the lower part of the ear in both male and female while the male never bore in Ijebu.
The Iwase group of immigrants came during the reign of Esumare of Ife Erinrin. The next groups of Sudanese immigrants were the Ijebus and the kindred peoples under Olu-Iwa, who entered the country at about the same time as the Yoruba under Oduduwa. There are many reasons to believe that they arrived before the main Yoruba group. The most important reason was stated in a Yoruba tradition that when Oduduwa was alive, he became partially blind and went to consult Agbonniregunan Ife Priest, with a view to finding out what he must apply to his eyes to regain his sight.
Agbonniregun recommended brine and so Oduduwa had to send one of his sons, Obokun, to the sea to bring him sea water. The latter wandered for many years in vain until he came to the King of Ijebu for help. And when Oduduwa applied the brine and the medicine, he regained his sight.
The above tradition shows that the ljebus were in Nigeria before the main Yoruba stock because the king of Ijebu referred to was the fifth Awujale. In appreciation of this service, Oduduwa determined to visit the King of Ijebu, but he died about fifteen miles east of Ijebu-Ode. His followers settled down at Idofe, a town which has now become extinct. The Ijebu legend tracing their origin to Waddai must have brought the known rivalry between them and other Yoruba people.
Time itself has taken care of these legends as the various groups of people in Western Nigeria have come to accept a common Nationality as Yoruba, be they Ekiti, Ijesha, Egba, Ondo, Ijebu, etc. Even among the Ijebus, there are conflicting claims to the source of origin depending on the political intention of those concerned.
Irrespective of these claims, the Ijebus are united under the leadership of the Awujale of Ijebuland and this unity is the strength of the people as exhibited by their achievements in the past 48 years of the reign of Oba Sikiru Adetona, Ogbagba II. He was said to have summoned the Agemo priests from 16 different locations to Ijebu-Ode for heart-to-heart frank discussion.
The Obanta prepared well for his visitors whom he feted and had. Discussion oro awo with. These priests too, as it was normal with them, came with their instruments of power and defense. And to prevent a possible attack on the people, Obanta made the meeting more business-like so that none of their powers could filter to the people.
The Alagemos usually follow a permanent festival route during which women are compelled to stay indoors. Oro festival is also common to Ijebus where it is used to cleanse the communities of bad omen. In Ijebu-Ode, the Oro comes out in the night when women must not only stay in-doors, but must equally not attempt to peep at all, while in some Ijebu villages women are kept in-doors throughout the day.
EBI Obinrin Ojowu. Also celebrated is the Obinrin ojowu Ebi which usually falls between February and March of every year beginning of planting season.Ijebu-Odetown, Ogun state, southwestern Nigeria. It is situated along the highway between Shagamu and Benin City.
Ijebu-Ode was by the 16th century established as the chief town of the Ijebu people a subdivision of the Yoruba. As the seat of the awujale, the Ijebu political and spiritual ruler, it served as the capital of the Ijebu kingdom, which for several centuries dominated the trade between the ports of the Lagos Lagoon including Lagos, 44 miles [70 km] west-southwest and the Yoruba hinterland especially Ibadan38 miles [60 km] north. During the Yoruba civil wars of the late 19th century, Ijebu opposed Ibadan and closed the trade routes to the coast.
By defeating the awujale at Ijebu-Ode in and thus destroying the Ijebu trade monopoly, the British convinced the rest of Yorubaland to come to terms under their protection. Modern Ijebu-Ode is a major collecting station for kola nuts, which are purchased for trucking to the northern states.
Ijebu-Ode also serves as a collecting point for cocoa and palm oil and kernels, which are exported from Lagos. Its artisans are known for their handiwork in iron. Local trade is primarily in yams, cassava manioccorn maizepalm produce, and oranges; and rubber and timber have become important commercial products of the area. The town, whose awujale retains a position as the traditional Ijebu leader, is also headquarters of a local government council.
It is the site of the Ogun State College of Education, Muslim and Christian primary teacher-training colleges, and a government vocational school. There are also a hospital for infectious diseases and a leprosy settlement.
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History at your fingertips. Sign up here to see what happened On This Dayevery day in your inbox!How well do you know the history of your land and your people? What do you know about the history of Ijebu Ode? For all the curious folk out there, we will tell you about the Ijebu Ode land and some interesting facts about its history. Learn more about the famous Ijebu Kingdom and its people in our article. Before going into detail about the Ijebu Ode land itself, we think it is important to talk a little bit about its inhabitants, who they are and where they have come from.
Ijebu people are considered to be the first among the Yoruba speakers to come into contact with the Europeans, who came to them in the beginning of the 14th century. Ijebu Empire has always been and still is an organized and strong nation that was able to protect itself from harm. Now, it remains the largest ethnic group among all Yoruba people. What is curious - Ijebus were the first Yoruba-speaking people to invent money. The empire was big on metal work and metal production, so it is not surprising at all that it decided to create their own coins.
They were called Owo Ijebu, and many nations in Africa and Europe accepted the coins. There was also money made out of cowry shells that were called Owo Eyo.
It was also accepted in many Yoruba kingdoms. There is a lot of origin legends of the Ijebus. Many claim that the origin of Yoruba people and Ijebu in particular are related to the Jebusites and other biblical people. However, it is not very likely. Among other legends, there is one that connect Ijebu to Mecca. We can recite all of these legends for hours, but it will get too boring. There are about as many opinions on the matter as there are people. However, nobody can know for certain where the ancient Ijebus actually came from.
Ijebu-Ode is a historic Yoruba town in Ogun State, which was established in the 16th century.
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It is about 15 minutes away from Ijebu Igbo. The city is located between Benin City and Shagamu. It is considered to be the largest town where Ijebus live. It is also known for being the capital of Ijebuland.
The Ijebu Kingdom ruler or Awujale, as he is called in Ijebuland, has his residence there. Today, it is a quiet and cozy city in southwestern Nigeria, which lures people in with its history, culture and tranquility.
Below, you can find out about top 5 facts about Ijebu Ode history.
The Ijebu, The Yoruba and Their Influence on The Bible and Judaism By Reno Omokri
It is traced to two names of original founders, Olode, who was a relative of the first Awujale, and Ajebu. Some people said that these two men existed at different times. However, as the legend went, they encountered a third man, Ajana in a dense forest, which is now Ijebu-Ode.Can those Yoruba who insulted me in Septembernow read and apologise? One of the most fascinating aspects of the history of the Black Race is hidden in plain sight and I have known this for years, but I have been a coward.
I know my people. I know how some of us love to deprecate their own selves. And I was afraid that if I wrote about the truth, I would be attacked. But when has it ever been that truth was first celebrated?
I just want the truth to be out there. But as I woke up this morning, a Force propelled me. I was so restless and I asked myself why I was restless. And the words of John were emblazoned on my mind:. Elsewhere, I have written about the biblical Nimrod the first world emperor in Genesis I showed in actual fact that there was nothing like Nimrod. His real name is Namrud in Aramaic and Arabic.
From where the European translators got the name Nimrod, I would not know. But the name found in the Pentateuch is Namrud. Do not take my word for it. Google it. Or go to a reference library. I had also said that that Namrud was no other person than Lamurudu, the father of Oduduwa, the father of the Yoruba people. Many people do not realise that the original name for Jerusalem was not Jerusalem but actually Jebus.
If you doubt me, stop reading right now and Google the word Jebus. The Jebus, were a tribe that occupied the modern day Jerusalem before they were conquered by King David. This is a historical fact. It is also recorded in the Bible. It is very important, as I will explain later. Do not be confused by the use of the generic term ite after the names of tribes. They were not used in the original Hebrew Scriptures.
It was the European and specifically the English translators of the Hebrew Scriptures, that added the generic suffix, ite.The Ijebu people of the Yoruba tribe are precisely located in the south-western part of Nigeria, and flanked on the East by the Ilajesbordered on the North by both Ibadan and Ondo ; while the Egbas another Yoruba group constitute the western boundary.
Ijebus Are From Sudan, Awujale Insists
The most widely accepted and seemingly credible version finds a strong migration link between the Ijebu people, Ethiopia and Sudan. The migration story tells us that Ijebu people originated from a town called Owodaiye later referred to as Waddai in Ethiopia.
This claim is supported by similar cultural and behavioural characteristics identified between the Ijebu s and the people of Owodaiye and its surrounding communities such as the North of Nubia, the land of Punt, and Egypt. Some common characteristics identified include tribal facial markings, language and intonation resemblances, common religious beliefs such as the Agemo group, and similar customs of burying the dead.
Archaeological evidence supports the claim that the evolution of Ijebu — Odethe former capital of the Ijebu Kingdom, dates back to AD. This assertion serves as proof that the city was greatly advanced as early as the 15th century. The Ijebu people are said to be the most populated ethnic group in Yorubaland and allegedly were the first to come in contact with Europeans who gave them early access to education and promoted civilization in the 14 th century.
Awujale is the royal title of the King of Ijebu Kingdom. Ijebu-Ode is also home to Sungbo Eredoa network of defensive walls and ditches dating back to BC. According to the late Dr. The structure was built as a homage to a prominent Ijebu female aristocrat, Oloye Chief Bilikisu Sungbo.
However, many historians have explained that the claim is a little far-fetched considering that the Queen of Sheba lived about a full 2, years before the Sungbo Eredo was built. The indigenes of Ijebuland are perceived to have an underlying belief of seniority in comparison to other kingdoms of the Yoruba tribe, owing to claims of being the first Yoruba settlers in Nigeria and consequently considering it somewhat belittling to be subject to the rulership of later settlers and their kings, the likes of the Ooni of Ife King of IfeAlaafin of Oyo King of Oyo and the Alake of Egbaland King of the Egbas.
The Ijebu people have a rich heritage of festivities and celebrations and are renowned for lavish partying and heavy spending especially when it comes to entertaining guests. One of the prominent Ijebu festivities is the annual Ojude-Oba festival of ancestral origin. The Ojude-Oba is a rich display of the Ijebu culture in honour of their king and the event often features over 50, descendants, well-wishers and tourists in attendance. The event is marked annually on the 3 rd day after Eid-al-Kabir; the 2 nd of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year.
The history of the event goes back to almost a century ago when the first Muslim converts felt it was befitting to visit the Awujale and expressed their gratitude to him for permitting them to practice their religion. The exuberant event, which also pays tribute to veterans and descendants of war heroes, is held in an arcade center mapped out in sections for eminent personalities, traditional rulers, government representatives and indigenes of diverse age groups adorned with a vast array of colorful traditional outfits.
The Ijebu people deeply identify with religious worship and divinity passed down from generations. One of the prominent Ijebu deities is Agemocelebrated mid-yearly and the celebration event is used as an opportunity to unite and resolve disputes between Ijebu communities by gathering representatives called the Alagemos from the affected factions to discuss and resolve their dispute.
The Oro is another notable deity of the Ijebus who is believed to purge the society of evil. The Oro festival often takes place before the Agemo festival in order to ensure that the communities are free of evil spirits leading up to the meeting of the Alagemos.
The Oro moves at nightfall and often makes a characteristic whirling sound. Women are forbidden to witness the Oro and are required to stay in-doors at night during the 7 day Oro worship. Another deity is Leguru. The month of August in Ijebuland has in the past been devoted to the Leguru deity who was believed to have saved the town from being taken over by a lagoon; however this devotion has rarely been practiced in recent times. The Ijebu people speak the Ijebu language, a unique dialect yet similarly sharing the same vocabulary with generic Yoruba language.
The battle was fuelled by the refusal of the Ijebu people to permit foreigners from freely crossing their tribal territories, such that the Ijebu people jealously guarded their trade routes and turned them into profitable ventures by charging tariffs. Denton C. Ijebu leaders at the time had reservations on the free entry and exit of foreigners on their soil and felt the need to protect the Ijebu people and their heritage. On a particular occasion, they displayed their intent by forbidding a British missionary to pass through Ijebu territory even after the agreed resolution.
Alongside their troops, the British marshalled troops from the Gold Coast now Ghana and from some of the Hausa people of northern Nigeria to carry out an attack. The war fully began after the troops successfully crossed the Yemoji River ; a river that was rumoured to have been consecrated to a deity for protection, thus posing as a potential threat to enemies.
The British however admittedly underestimated the combat strength of the Ijebus. Afterwards, the South-Western route was subsequently declared open. Ijebu descendants are known to be highly resourceful and are celebrated for their achievements in merchandising, trade and production. Some famous Nigerians of Ijebu descent include Folorunsho Alakija, the wealthiest woman in Nigeria, and Micheal Adenuga, Founder of Globacom, late Chief Adeola Odutola, one of the pioneers of modern Nigerian indigenous entrepreneurship and the first president of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Dr.Ijebu Igbo Latitude: 6.
Ijebu Igbo is a town in Ogun State, Nigeria. It is approximately a minute drive north of Ijebu Ode. An Oba King is enthroned to govern each of these clans. These Obas are typically classified as "Third-class" and they all submit to the headship of the Orimolusi of Ijebu-Igbo.
The Orimolusi is a First-class and he is the supreme head of Ijebu-Igbo. Ijebu Igbo was established when its founder, Ademakin, later known by the title Orimolusi, relocated to the wild, away from Ijebu Ode to forestall the competition that was rife by hunting with friends from the town. The title of the Oloja of Okeshopin, assumed by his descendants, attained primacy in Ijebu Igbo during the years of disillusionment by the fiat of British colonial Travelling Commissioners.
Ijebu Igbo attained the status of a Sub-Treasury in and by the end of the following year, a council to help in the effective running of the Ijebu central administration has been formed which transformed to a completely independent Native Administration in Traditional Rulers in Ijebu-Igbo and its Environment. Prominent Towns in Ogun. Also there are hundreds of villages and hamlet under ijebu igbo.
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Majority of the people in the rural area of the town engaged in farming. People come from other towns to buy cow meat in Ijebu igbo because we are blessed with professional Butchers. Ijebu igbo has over 30 ponmo making industry known as "BUKA" They are capable of handling any spiritual problem if they are consulted. Ijebu Igbo is the home of Scholars; I appreciate ourfore-fathers and our fathers for that They dont go to school but they try all their best to educate their children both male and female and its a great honour for the town.
Ijebu igbo is the home of politicians and Administrators; Ijebu igbo has produced great politicians in the history of Nigeria and is still producing politicians. Nigeria: Good People, Great Nation.