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Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by JW214: 7:22am On Jan 11, 2013
Note: Oyo is the only town I have seen in yoruba land where they respect their ruler (Alafin). Here is my experience:

In 2001, I was in Oyo town, precisely the "Akesan market", just in front of the dead Fire station close to the palace. I was dealing with a market woman, some minutes after, the traditional trumpet "Kakaki" was blown, I think to announce to the public Alafin was leaving the Palace, some seconds after was a long convoy of badh cars and SUVs, my next obeservation was seeing the woman I was buying things from, dropping what she held, went on her kneels, face down, shouting "Kabiyesi oo", even when Kabiyesi won't see her doing so.

That was my 1st time in Oyo, it was so strange to me, someone told me that was the old tradition and some still observe it till 2001, am not sure of post 2001

I have lived and visited many Yoruba town, including Ife, I haven't seen such respect being given to their King.....

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Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by dayokanu(m): 7:43am On Jan 11, 2013
Ninilowo:
Yes during the Asipa crisis. I was in St Bernardines Grammar School then.

Are you from Oyo? And which Year did you finish from St Bernadines?
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by xcubed(m): 9:03am On Jan 11, 2013
sun_temi: Most of the stuff listed ain't really interesting to me. Eg number 3,5 and 15.

Nawa oo, so numbers 3,5 and 15 out of 20 can be termed as 'Most' 3 out of 20, SMH and who gives a Rat a.ss if it's not interesting to you? You can like to be 74years and lets see how many '20' facts would be written about you.

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Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by juman(m): 9:08am On Jan 11, 2013
Hmmm, the prince resemble his father.
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by juman(m): 9:09am On Jan 11, 2013
The "leaders" are leading nobody except themselves.

We don't have good leaders that's why we have this kind of contryless country.
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by Jibson999(m): 9:13am On Jan 11, 2013
Heard he has 8 wives, don't know how true
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by yoged(m): 9:56am On Jan 11, 2013
dick hardener: I never knew the man was originally very dark skinned. WoW!!!
no, he's not dark. He's very light in complexion. The 1st pics is not alaafin.
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by TijaniWaheed: 11:15am On Jan 11, 2013
Scarpon: when is nairaland going to post 72 facts about me *wipes tears **





may be by d year 2025
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by TijaniWaheed: 11:20am On Jan 11, 2013
all dis tradional rullers shuld be wiped off! i bet u will feel bad wen u hear d kind of unhuman crimes dey comit during der yearly aniversry!
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by jydux(m): 11:33am On Jan 11, 2013
20 boring facts about the Alaafin wud have been more accurate.
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by Nobody: 12:11pm On Jan 11, 2013
yoged: no, he's not dark. He's very light in complexion. The 1st pics is not alaafin.

Look very well, the guy is the father of bleaching , two sides of his face is now very burnt

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Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by NRIPRIEST(m): 12:25pm On Jan 11, 2013
Everybody who know the alafin knows he bleaches....african king ! ........smh and bumps it..

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Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by abacus(m): 1:22pm On Jan 11, 2013
Omo Iku ti Iku o gbodo pa
Omo Arun ti Arun o gbodo se
Ajise bi oyo lan ri, Oyo o se bi eni kan kan
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by ozodimgba(m): 2:11pm On Jan 11, 2013
Iku Baba Yeye!
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by macof(m): 3:27pm On Aug 04, 2013
JW214: Note: Oyo is the only town I have seen in yoruba land where they respect their ruler (Alafin). Here is my experience:

In 2001, I was in Oyo town, precisely the "Akesan market", just in front of the dead Fire station close to the palace. I was dealing with a market woman, some minutes after, the traditional trumpet "Kakaki" was blown, I think to announce to the public Alafin was leaving the Palace, some seconds after was a long convoy of badh cars and SUVs, my next obeservation was seeing the woman I was buying things from, dropping what she held, went on her kneels, face down, shouting "Kabiyesi oo", even when Kabiyesi won't see her doing so.

That was my 1st time in Oyo, it was so strange to me, someone told me that was the old tradition and some still observe it till 2001, am not sure of post 2001

I have lived and visited many Yoruba town, including Ife, I haven't seen such respect being given to their King.....
He's the Alaafin, highest traditional position in Yoruba so what do you expect? But the truth is every true Yoruba would bow and greet his king, though now everything is spoiling causing of the Western influence but mostly cause of the federal government seems to shift them aside in matters of the nation which is not suppose to be so.
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by bimcola: 3:47pm On Oct 08, 2015
dayokanu:

Are you from Oyo? And which Year did you finish from St Bernadines?
I am from Oyo Town. I finished from St. Bernardine's Grammar School in 1994.
Re: 20 Interesting Facts About The Alaafin Of Oyo by abulude: 5:29pm On Jun 03, 2017
Alaafin of Oyo (The Emperor)

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