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His Imperial Majesty
Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade
(CFR, DCL, LLD, D. LITT)
Olubuse II
OONI of Ife

 

THE GENEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF OBA OKUNADE SIJUWADE OLUBUSE II- OONI OF IFE


History had it that Olofin Oduduwa had many children who reigned after his death.

One was Oranmiyan from whom Lajamisan was a descendant. One of his children, Lajodogun succeeded him as an Ooni.

Lajodoku is the ancestorial father of Lafogido, Ogboru, Giesi and Oshikola. These are the four ruling houses at Ile Ife.

These descendants have reigned at Ile-Ife for the past four hundred years and they produced last twenty four Ooni's.

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HISTORY OF ILE-IFE

Ifè, also Ilé-Ifè̀, is an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria. Evidence of urbanization at the site has been discovered to date back to roughly 500 AD.

Ife is where the founding deities Oduduwa and Obatala began the creation of the world, as directed by the paramount deity Olodumare. Obàtálá created the first humans out of clay, while Odùduwà became the first divine king of the Yoruba.

The Oòni (King) of Ife is a direct descent from the god Oduduwa, and is counted first among Yoruba kings. To this day many of the surviving traditional religious groups of the city celebrate the creation of the world during the Itapa festival. According to anthropologist, its habitation can be traced as far back as 350 BCE.

ILE – IFE , the cradle of Yoruba, the city of the survivors, spiritual seat of the Yoruba, where the dawn of the day was first experienced, the source, the head of the whole universe; the land of the most ancient days, the home of divinities and to the people of Ife “ILURUN” i.e. Gateway to heaven.

Ife refers to the people while the city is called Ile-Ife. Historically, Ife people organized themselves into about thirteen communities and each community head called “Oba”. Each Oba played a dual role as political administrator and also deity chief priest.

Later, these thirteen communities were merged into one under the leadership of Oduduwa. This unification was effected by Oduduwa.

Since their great Grandparents were illiterates, written records were impossible to come by. Histories were therefore handed over from one generation to another orally.

The most universally accepted is that Oduduwa is the father of the Yoruba. He is the ancestral father of any Ooni or Oni ni Ile Ife (i.e, he who owns the land of Ife) that ever reigned or will reign in Ile Ife.

 

 

 

 

Ile-Ife 16 Kingmakers [View]

 

 

Ife Right Traditional Chiefs [View]

Ife Left Traditional Chiefs [View]

Traditional Women Chiefs [View]

 

 

 

The Baales [View]

The Ajoos [View]

 

 

Opening Address of the
Havard University Conference
Sacred Knowledge... Ifa Divination
by His Imperial Majesty Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse ll [View]

 

 

Chieftancy Conferment of
His Excellency Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi
President, Republic of Benin
As Soko Adimula Obaninuola of The Source [View]

 

 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Visit to Nigeria [View]

 

 

 

Historical Facts about The ODUDUWA [View]
Ife Anthem [View]
History of Ile-Ife [View]
Ile-Ife Historical Pictures [View]
Ife Festivals [View]
Notable Places in Ile-Ife [View]
Ife Modern Chiefs [View]
Ancient Ile-Ife Famiy Compounds [View]

 

 

 

 

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