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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by kernel504(m): 10:30pm On Feb 11, 2016
ObidikeObinna:


This is intense obsession

There is no day this man posts without mentioning Yorubas

Are you sure they are not your nemesis?

undecided undecided

IS IT THAT YOU ARE NOT PROUD BEEN A YORUBA MAN, WHY THE IGBO MONIKER?

COWAR....

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by Nobody: 10:37pm On Feb 11, 2016
Blackavast:
Benin City is a city (2006 est. pop. 1,147,188) and
the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria. It
is a city approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi)
north of the Benin River. It is situated 320
kilometres (200 mi) by road east of Lagos. Benin
is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, but
processing palm nuts for oil is also an
important traditional industry. [1]
History
The original people and founders of the Benin
Empire, the Edo people, were initially ruled by
the Ogiso (Kings of the Sky) dynasty who called
their land Igodomigodo. The rulers or kings
were commonly known as Ogiso. Igodo, the first
Ogiso, wielded much influence and gained
popularity as a good ruler. He died after a
long reign and was succeeded by Ere, his eldest
son. In the 12th century, a great palace
intrigue and battle for power erupted between
the warrior crown prince Ekaladerhan son of
the last Ogiso and his young paternal uncle. In
anger over an oracle, Prince Ekaladerhan left
the royal court with his warriors. When his
old father the Ogiso died, the Ogiso dynasty
was ended as the people and royal kingmakers
preferred their king's son as natural next in
line to rule.
The exiled Prince Ekaladerhan, who was not
known in Yoruba land, somehow earned the title
of Oni Ile-fe Izoduwa which is now corrupt to
yoruba language as Ooni (Oghene) of Ile-Ife
Oduduwa and refused to return, then sent his
son Oranmiyan to become king. Prince Oranmiyan
took up his abode in the palace built for him
at Usama by the elders (now a coronation
shrine). Soon after his arrival he married a
beautiful lady, Erinmwinde, daughter of Osa-
nego, was the ninth Enogie (Duke) of Ego, by
whom he had a son. After some years residence
here he called a meeting of the people and
renounced his office, remarking that the
country was a land of vexation, Ile-Ibinu (by
which name the country was afterward known)
and that only a child born, trained and
educated in the arts and mysteries of the land
could reign over the people. He caused his son
born to him by Erinmwinde to be made King in
his place, and returned to Yoruba land Ile-Ife.
After some years in Ife, he left for Oyo, where
he also left a son behind on leaving the place,
and his son Ajaka ultimately became the first
Alafin of Oyo of the present line, while
Oranmiyan himself was reigning as Oni of Ife.
Therefore, Oranmiyan of Ife, the father of
Eweka I, the Oba of Benin, was also the father
of Ajaka, the first Alafin of Oyo. Oni of Ife
and Alafe of Oyo is a Bini spoken language all
the Kings title in Southerner are Edo
Language. In Nigeria Edo has the greatest and
rich culture and most influence in West Africa
and powerful King in Nigeria. Allegedly Oba
Eweka later changed the name of the city of
Ile-Binu, the capital of the Benin kingdom, to
"Ubinu." This name would be reinterpreted by
the Portuguese as "Benin" in their own
language. Around 1470, Ewuare changed the
name of the state to Edo. [2] This was about the
time the people of Okpekpe migrated from Benin
City.
The Portuguese visited Benin City around 1485.
Benin grew rich during the 16th and 17th
centuries due to trade within southern
Nigeria, as well as through trade with
Europeans, mostly in pepper and ivory. In the
early 16th century the Oba sent an ambassador
to Lisbon, and the King of Portugal sent
Christian missionaries to Benin. Some residents
of Benin could still speak a pidgin Portuguese
in the late 19th century. Many Portuguese loan
words can still be found today in the
languages of the area.
On 17 February 1897, Benin City fell to the
British.[1] In the "Punitive Expedition ", a
1,200-strong British force, under the command
of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson , conquered and
razed the city after all but two men from a
previous British expeditionary force led by
Acting Consul General Philips were killed.[3]
Alain Boisragon, one of the survivors of the
Benin Massacre, includes references to the
practice of human sacrifice in the city in a
firsthand account written in 1898 (one year
after the Punitive Expedition). [4] James D.
Graham notes that although "there is little
doubt that human sacrifices were an integral
part of the Benin state religion from very
early days," firsthand accounts regarding
such acts often varied significantly, with some
reporting them and others making no mention of
them. [5]
The " Benin Bronzes ", portrait figures, busts
and groups created in iron , carved ivory , and
especially in brass (conventionally called
"bronze"wink, were taken from the city by the
British and are currently displayed in various
museums around the world. [1] Some of the
bronzes were auctioned off to compensate for
the expenses incurred during the invasion of
the city. Most of these artifacts can be found
today in British museums and other parts of
the world. In recent years, various appeals
have gone to the British government to return
such artifacts. The most prominent of these
artifacts was the famous Queen Idia mask used
as a mascot during the Second Festival of Arts
Culture (FESTAC '77) held in Nigeria in 1977 now
known as "Festac Mask".
The capture of Benin paved the way for British
military occupation and the merging of later
regional British conquests into the Niger Coast
Protectorate , the Protectorate of Southern
Nigeria and finally, into the Colony and
Protectorate of Nigeria. The British permitted
the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914,
but true political power still lay with the
colonial administration of Nigeria.
Following Nigeria's independence from British
rule in 1960, Benin City became the capital of
Mid-Western Region when the region was split
from Western Region in June 1963; it remained
the capital of the region when the region was
renamed Bendel State in 1976, and became the
state capital of Edo State when Bendel was
split into Delta and Edo states in 1991.

Source Wikipedia
If I tell them to go and read their history book they will keep on arguing, in summary, this how it happened

Yorubas are conquered by Oba of Bini son Oduduwa, The Binin prince Oduduwa which is the son of Oba of Benin conquered yourubas and yourubas refer to him as god which fall down from haven with rooster and palm fruits. Yorubas are slaves to Binin kingdom, the name Oba is a Bini name and word and Eko is a Bini word, The Binis also conquered Aworis and Eguns in Lagos and gave it the name Eko before yorubas started migrating to Lagos. Prince Eze Chima of Onitcha kingdom is one of the biggest allies of Binin Kingdom,he help Binis in their conquest.

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by ebenholer(m): 10:38pm On Feb 11, 2016
Senior Yoruba Obas can ever been in quote, and that is under statement and British views of things. the world Senior or Junior can be termed as the politically motivated world. Once a king, remains a king and that can only depend on the number of territories controlled by such king. Senior or Junior Obas is a nonexisting statement in the history of yoruba

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by alablec(m): 10:38pm On Feb 11, 2016
Rayhut:

Go and read your history book well this how it happened

Yorubas are conquered by Oba of Bini son Oduduwa, The Binin prince Oduduwa which is the son of Oba of Benin conquered yourubas and yourubas refer to him as god which fall down from haven with rooster and palm fruits. Yorubas are slaves to Binin kingdom, the name Oba is a Bini name and word and Eko is a Bini word, The Binis also conquered Aworis and Eguns in Lagos and gave it the name Eko before yorubas started migrating to Lagos. Prince Eze Chima of Onitcha kingdom is one of the biggest allies of Binin Kingdom,he help Binis in their conquest.


This Ipob guy just put Yoruba/Benin mater for head as if he gets no history of his but noise everywhere.

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by Nobody: 10:40pm On Feb 11, 2016
alablec:


This Ipob guy just put Yoruba/Benin mater for head as if he gets no history of his but noise everywhere.
I AM NOT IPOB, i am telling you the fact

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by pdpchangeapc(m): 10:40pm On Feb 11, 2016
martineinstein:
Errors,errors....oba of bini doesn't leave his palace.. Where did they take this pics?....' Oba no dey go transfer"
Better go borrow sense if you no get any before it is too late. Oba wey no dey leave palace till he die shey dat one be oba or slave? You sef wey no be anything, you dey waka go anywhere you like. If that is what it takes to be oba of benin, its better for one to die 'mekunnu' than be a slave in the palace calling yourself oba.

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by ebenholer(m): 10:45pm On Feb 11, 2016
Rayhut:

If I tell them to go and read their history book they will keep on arguing, in summary, this how it happened

Yorubas are conquered by Oba of Bini son Oduduwa, The Binin prince Oduduwa which is the son of Oba of Benin conquered yourubas and yourubas refer to him as god which fall down from haven with rooster and palm fruits. Yorubas are slaves to Binin kingdom, the name Oba is a Bini name and word and Eko is a Bini word, The Binis also conquered Aworis and Eguns in Lagos and gave it the name Eko before yorubas started migrating to Lagos. Prince Eze Chima of Onitcha kingdom is one of the biggest allies of Binin Kingdom,he help Binis in their conquest.
That can ever be unbelievable for d whole Benin can still be compared to smallest Yoruba state which is Ekiti state. why can't their conquest be felt? Why can't Yoruba adopt Bini Language as their general language. why must Bini remains minority to Yoruba in all aspects. Check d source of ur history bro, it may be definitely faulty

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by fishbone11(m): 10:45pm On Feb 11, 2016
AKYEMITE:
It is a shame that benin people can deny their relationship with yoruba. I am very sure their ancestor will not be happy with this. It is undisputable fact that they have their root in yoruba land. And ooni is father of all
My friend will u shut up and stop talking trash. Ooni father of who?
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by Blackavast(m): 10:46pm On Feb 11, 2016
Rayhut:

If I tell them to go and read their history book they will keep on arguing, in summary, this how it happened

Yorubas are conquered by Oba of Bini son Oduduwa, The Binin prince Oduduwa which is the son of Oba of Benin conquered yourubas and yourubas refer to him as god which fall down from haven with rooster and palm fruits. Yorubas are slaves to Binin kingdom, the name Oba is a Bini name and word and Eko is a Bini word, The Binis also conquered Aworis and Eguns in Lagos and gave it the name Eko before yorubas started migrating to Lagos. Prince Eze Chima of Onitcha kingdom is one of the biggest allies of Binin Kingdom,he help Binis in their conquest.
sharaap joor what is dis one saying according to wiki the Benin Prince was welcomed and chosen to lead. Type Lagos state on Google and read the history. Who the Bleep is prince eze Chima.
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by davies: 10:46pm On Feb 11, 2016
i dont rili understand why the Binis wud deny their relationship with the Yorubas I guess the Bini chief spoke for himsel and not 4 the Palace.. Dis Pix av testified dt d Ooni is the Most senior of all the yorubas which d bini b4 Benin are part of d ancient kingdom.. Let dose dat don't know History go bak 2 History skol & know their culture b4 washing ur dirty linen outside.. K'ade pel'ori Ooni Ogunwusi.. K'irukere d'abeere

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by cliffbecks: 10:48pm On Feb 11, 2016
This generation have Big problem in their hands. They thought life is about “a men ,yah men ” go back to History , they are showing picture 1937. Go to benin you hear things of 1500.

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by Iwonimi(m): 10:48pm On Feb 11, 2016
I pity ur life wit fake history.... oduduwa is father of Oranmiyan, Oranmiyan gave birth to eweka the 1 of Oba of Benin..... if oduduwa is a Benin prince how come do dey use carry corpse of Oba Benin 2 ife for 4 propal burial and then most oba of Benin come ife to come crown.....qoute me again
Rayhut:

Read your history book, Oduduwa that conquered the Yorubas is Oba of Benin son, and Yorubas revered him as god that from haven

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by Taleeysun(f): 10:49pm On Feb 11, 2016
APCcrimes:


Bro, are you from Benin?
go and read your history well. Oranmiyan son was the first oba of benin, and oranmiyan Himself was burried @ ife. Www.wiki.com should help
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by bayulll01(m): 10:49pm On Feb 11, 2016
These iPob kids here are the most useless and pathetic people on earth,u guys should continue with your protest and leave we and the Benin alone,am still waiting for any sane person to say that pic is Photoshop,Awon werey ipob always putting Yoruba matter for head.those Benin are just bunch of silly people,I serve close to that area and have friends there most of them practice all our traditions.even all our name dem dey drag am with us

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by APCcrimes: 10:50pm On Feb 11, 2016
Taleeysun:
go and read your history well. Oranmiyan son was the first oba of benin, and oranmiyan Himself was burried @ ife. Www.wiki.com should help

and also odudua fell from the sky right? grin

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by pdpchangeapc(m): 10:51pm On Feb 11, 2016
Blackavast:
Benin City is a city (2006 est. pop. 1,147,188) and
the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria. It
is a city approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi)
north of the Benin River. It is situated 320
kilometres (200 mi) by road east of Lagos. Benin
is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, but
processing palm nuts for oil is also an
important traditional industry. [1]
History
The original people and founders of the Benin
Empire, the Edo people, were initially ruled by
the Ogiso (Kings of the Sky) dynasty who called
their land Igodomigodo. The rulers or kings
were commonly known as Ogiso. Igodo, the first
Ogiso, wielded much influence and gained
popularity as a good ruler. He died after a
long reign and was succeeded by Ere, his eldest
son. In the 12th century, a great palace
intrigue and battle for power erupted between
the warrior crown prince Ekaladerhan son of
the last Ogiso and his young paternal uncle. In
anger over an oracle, Prince Ekaladerhan left
the royal court with his warriors. When his
old father the Ogiso died, the Ogiso dynasty
was ended as the people and royal kingmakers
preferred their king's son as natural next in
line to rule.
The exiled Prince Ekaladerhan, who was not
known in Yoruba land, somehow earned the title
of Oni Ile-fe Izoduwa which is now corrupt to
yoruba language as Ooni (Oghene) of Ile-Ife
Oduduwa and refused to return, then sent his
son Oranmiyan to become king. Prince Oranmiyan
took up his abode in the palace built for him
at Usama by the elders (now a coronation
shrine). Soon after his arrival he married a
beautiful lady, Erinmwinde, daughter of Osa-
nego, was the ninth Enogie (Duke) of Ego, by
whom he had a son. After some years residence
here he called a meeting of the people and
renounced his office, remarking that the
country was a land of vexation, Ile-Ibinu (by
which name the country was afterward known)
and that only a child born, trained and
educated in the arts and mysteries of the land
could reign over the people. He caused his son
born to him by Erinmwinde to be made King in
his place, and returned to Yoruba land Ile-Ife.
After some years in Ife, he left for Oyo, where
he also left a son behind on leaving the place,
and his son Ajaka ultimately became the first
Alafin of Oyo of the present line, while
Oranmiyan himself was reigning as Oni of Ife.
Therefore, Oranmiyan of Ife, the father of
Eweka I, the Oba of Benin, was also the father
of Ajaka, the first Alafin of Oyo. Oni of Ife
and Alafe of Oyo is a Bini spoken language all
the Kings title in Southerner are Edo
Language. In Nigeria Edo has the greatest and
rich culture and most influence in West Africa
and powerful King in Nigeria. Allegedly Oba
Eweka later changed the name of the city of
Ile-Binu, the capital of the Benin kingdom, to
"Ubinu." This name would be reinterpreted by
the Portuguese as "Benin" in their own
language. Around 1470, Ewuare changed the
name of the state to Edo. [2] This was about the
time the people of Okpekpe migrated from Benin
City.
The Portuguese visited Benin City around 1485.
Benin grew rich during the 16th and 17th
centuries due to trade within southern
Nigeria, as well as through trade with
Europeans, mostly in pepper and ivory. In the
early 16th century the Oba sent an ambassador
to Lisbon, and the King of Portugal sent
Christian missionaries to Benin. Some residents
of Benin could still speak a pidgin Portuguese
in the late 19th century. Many Portuguese loan
words can still be found today in the
languages of the area.
On 17 February 1897, Benin City fell to the
British.[1] In the "Punitive Expedition ", a
1,200-strong British force, under the command
of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson , conquered and
razed the city after all but two men from a
previous British expeditionary force led by
Acting Consul General Philips were killed.[3]
Alain Boisragon, one of the survivors of the
Benin Massacre, includes references to the
practice of human sacrifice in the city in a
firsthand account written in 1898 (one year
after the Punitive Expedition). [4] James D.
Graham notes that although "there is little
doubt that human sacrifices were an integral
part of the Benin state religion from very
early days," firsthand accounts regarding
such acts often varied significantly, with some
reporting them and others making no mention of
them. [5]
The " Benin Bronzes ", portrait figures, busts
and groups created in iron , carved ivory , and
especially in brass (conventionally called
"bronze"wink, were taken from the city by the
British and are currently displayed in various
museums around the world. [1] Some of the
bronzes were auctioned off to compensate for
the expenses incurred during the invasion of
the city. Most of these artifacts can be found
today in British museums and other parts of
the world. In recent years, various appeals
have gone to the British government to return
such artifacts. The most prominent of these
artifacts was the famous Queen Idia mask used
as a mascot during the Second Festival of Arts
Culture (FESTAC '77) held in Nigeria in 1977 now
known as "Festac Mask".
The capture of Benin paved the way for British
military occupation and the merging of later
regional British conquests into the Niger Coast
Protectorate , the Protectorate of Southern
Nigeria and finally, into the Colony and
Protectorate of Nigeria. The British permitted
the restoration of the Benin monarchy in 1914,
but true political power still lay with the
colonial administration of Nigeria.
Following Nigeria's independence from British
rule in 1960, Benin City became the capital of
Mid-Western Region when the region was split
from Western Region in June 1963; it remained
the capital of the region when the region was
renamed Bendel State in 1976, and became the
state capital of Edo State when Bendel was
split into Delta and Edo states in 1991.

Source Wikipedia

We don hear you 'Baba Onpitan to ngbe ibi gegele okuta'. Somebody gave us a picture and just because you want to disprove it you came with all this 'episteli si awon ara bini'. Pictures dont lie my friend. Picture or i dont believe you.

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by Super1Star: 10:53pm On Feb 11, 2016
Who is the father of Eweka?

Who named Benin?

What Was the original name of Benin?

What is the name they used to called their kings before?

At what point did they start using the word Oba?

Why were they burying their Obas in Ile ife until the 20th century?

Why were they taking permission from Ife before coronation of their Oba?

How did Olokun and other yoruba deities and confraternities ended up in Benin?

Benin people are totally different from Yorubas, but the crown, throne and title are all Yorubas because the lineage of the current Oba of Benin ie Eweka'S dynasty is from the House of Oduduwa.

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by LGDON: 10:55pm On Feb 11, 2016
madetayo:



Liar,go check your history well to confirm you weren't adopted. Served in Auchi and frequently visited Benin,was surprised to see the massive number of people speaking the Yoruba language, not fluently but you need no soothsayer to tell you it was Yoruba language. Furthermore, have you heard of the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity (R.O.F), a Yoruba dominated fraternity, you can hardly go by 3-4 houses in Benin without seeing any of their members or signs. I know all these cos I've got Benin friends with Yoruba names & average knowledge of the language,been there as well. For the record again,3 out of 10 Benin indigenes speaks the Yoruba language
You bloody lier

No Benin person I repeat no Benin person speak or understand yoruba

Benin and yoruba has nothing in common except one of oba son that wonder in wilderness to ife and rule the yoruba people

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by maadman: 10:56pm On Feb 11, 2016
...generally, "what a load of rubbish" how dose this improve primary school's, roads, agriculture, infrastructure, health...et al
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by fishbone11(m): 10:58pm On Feb 11, 2016
That Drunkard Ooni that think he is mate with Oba of Benin should abreast himself with history. All these Owanbe & lagoon Oba. Read this...
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin_Empire
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by Blackavast(m): 10:59pm On Feb 11, 2016
pdpchangeapc:


We don hear you 'Baba Onpitan to ngbe ibi gegele okuta'. Somebody gave us a picture and just because you want to disprove it you came with all this 'episteli si awon ara bini'. Pictures dont lie my friend. Picture or i dont believe you.
bro i'm on the Your side not the iPod idiot ray something I don't even know his name.
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by bllaster: 11:01pm On Feb 11, 2016
Yoruba what is your problem. Why are you bringing ipob into this issue.
Mentioning ipob shows you people are losing the argument with the benin people.
If ipob fanatics storm this thread they will surely support benin because

1. The benin side of the story sounds believable while that of the yoruba sound like a myth.
2. The benin people accepts that oranmiyan is a son of oduduwa.But yoruba wont accept that Oduduwa is a banished benin prince.
3. Benin are making their point without involving ipob.

I think the solution to all this is
1. Benin was part of old western Nigeria but not a yoruba land
2. Benin people are different from the Yorubas but along the line yoruba and benin monarch inter married. Now because they inter married doesnt make any of them the owners of the other persons land and also doesnt mean every indegene in the other person land automatically switches his tribe.
3. It's better to use oranmiyan as the person who unifies both tribes instead of oduduwa. Mentioning oduduwa will bring up the controversy of where he came from.
4. Never in your life mention ipob when your discussion has nothing to do with them. You will only end up sounding insecured.

My 2 cent.

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by Nobody: 11:02pm On Feb 11, 2016
Super1Star:
Who is the father of Eweka?

Who named Benin?

What Was the original name of Benin?

What is the name they used to called their kings before?

At what point did they start using the word Oba?

Why were they burying their Obas in Ile ife until the 20th century?

Why were they taking permission from Ife before coronation of their Oba?

How did Olokun and other yoruba deities and confraternities ended up in Benin?

Benin people are totally different from Yorubas, but the crown, throne and title are all Yorubas because the lineage of the current Oba of Benin ie Eweka'S dynasty is from the House of Oduduwa.
and who is Oduduwa and where did he came from, he fell from haven right, the Benin version of the history is more realistic, Oduduwa that conquered Yorubas is one of the son of Oba of Benin, Oduduwa cant fall from haven with a rooter and a palm fruits
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by Super1Star: 11:04pm On Feb 11, 2016
Rayhut:

and who is Oduduwa and where did he came from, he fell from haven right, the Benin version of the history is more realistic, Oduduwa that conquered Yorubas is one of the son of Oba of Benin, Oduduwa cant fall from haven with a rooter and a palm fruits

You are jumping the gun.

Nah. Obatala and orunmila are the divinities that came from the heavens while the father of Oduduwa is Lamurudu. Know your history.

Look for your son elsewhere. Maybe he followed a mermaid to under the sea.

We dare your Oba to declare that he isnot from the House of Oduduwa and let his ancestors curse him and his lineage.

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by mrphate(m): 11:05pm On Feb 11, 2016
its very obvious Benin kingdom belongs with the Odua dynasty... pls pardon my spelling

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by folik121: 11:07pm On Feb 11, 2016
YORUBA HISTORY:-
The royal dynasty could be traced back to over 500 B.C and was pioneered by Ooni Odùduwàwho is the ancestral father figure for all Yorubas. Ooni Oduduwa was succeeded by Ooni Osangangan Obamakinwho was also succeeded by his son, Ooni Ogun. Following the demise of Ooni Ogun, Ooni Obalufon Ogbogbodirinascended the throne as the 4th paramout ruler of the ancient city, "Ile Ife" and was succeeded by his son, Ooni Obalufon Alayemore. [ 4 ] Oranyan Omoluabisucceeded Ooni Obalufon Alayemore. Oranyan was Ooni Oduduwa's last born and one of Oduduwa's principal ministers and overseer of the nascent Benin Empire. He was the father of the pioneer Oba of Beninand first the Aláàfin of Oyowas one of his sons. [ 5 ]Oranyan was succeeded by Ooni Ayetise. Ooni Lajamisanascended the throne following the demise of Ooni Ayetise as the 8th Ooni of Ile Ife. [ 6 ]Lajamisan was succeeded by Ooni Lajodoogunwho was also succeeded by Ooni Lafogidoas the 10th Ooni of Ile Ife. Ooni Odidimode Rogbeesinascended the throne as the 11th Ooni of Ile Ife and following his demise, he was succeeded by Ooni Aworokolokin, the 12th traditional ruler of Ile Ife. [ 7 ]Aworokolokin was succeeded by Ooni Ekunwho was in turn succeeded by his son, Ooni Ajimuda. Ooni Gboonijioascended the throne as the 15th Ruler and was succeeded by Ooni Okanlajosinwho was in turn succeeded by Ooni Adegbaluwho preceded Ooni Osinkolawho was succeeded by Ooni Ogboruu. [ 8 ] Ooni Giesiascended the throne as the 20th Ruler of the ancient city and was succeeded by Ooni Luwoowho was a female Ruler. [ 9 ]Other rulers with the title before the 16th century includes Ooni Lumobi, Ooni Agbedegbede, Ooni Ojelokunbirin, Ooni Lagunja, Ooni Larunnka, Ooni Ademilu, Ooni Omogbogbosucceeded by Ajila Oorun. [ 10 ] Ooni Adejinleascended the throne as the 30th ruler of Ife and was succeeded by his son, Ooni Olojowho was succeeded by Ooni Okiti. Following the demise of Ooni Okiti, Ooni Lugbadebecame the Ooni of Ife and was succeeded by Ooni Aribiwosowho preceded Ooni Osinladewho was succeeded by Ooni Adagba, the father of Ooni Ojigidiriwho was succeeded by Ooni Akinmoyeroin 1770. [ 11 ]


ORANMIYAN HISTORY:-
Oranmiyan Omoluabi Odede, Great Prince of Ife, King of the Yoruba, also known as Oranmiyan, was a Yoruba king from the kingdom of Ile-Ife [ 1 ]and although last born, he was heir to Oduduwa. [ 2 ]According to Yoruba history, he founded Oyo as its first Alaafin at around the year 1300 and one of his children, Eweka I, went on to become the first Oba of the Benin Empire. [ 3 ]Following the Oba Oranmiyan's death, his family is fabled to have erected the commemorative stele known as the Staff of Oranmiyan -Opa Oranmiyanin the Yoruba language- at the place where their father died. Radiocarbon tests have however shown that this royal marker was erected centuries before the start of the Oduduwa dynasty, during what is known as the "classical" Ifeperiod . [ 2 ]
Oranmiyan at Benin[ edit]
the Bini chiefs, who had earlier requested for spiritual and political direction from Ife after the death of Ogiso Owodo of Igodomigodo were led by Oranmiyan. He however met opposition from the kin of the Ogiso, and was refused entrance into the City. Oranmiyan camped at a place called Uselu. His foreign style management didn't go down well with the chiefs and they usually spied on him, all this made Oranmiyan declare that only a son of the soil can cope with the attitude of the Igodomigodo people and called the land "Ile - Ibinu" meaning Land of Vexation. On leaving Ile-Ibinu(later Ibini, and corrupted to "Benin" by the Portuguese), he stopped briefly at Ego where he had an affair with Erinwide, the daughter of the Enogie(Duke), Eweka I was the result of this affair but by now Oranmiyan was far away never to return.

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Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by martineinstein(m): 11:07pm On Feb 11, 2016
pdpchangeapc:

Better go borrow sense if you no get any before it is too late. Oba wey no dey leave palace till he die shey dat one be oba or slave? You sef wey no be anything, you dey waka go anywhere you like. If that is what it takes to be oba of benin, its better for one to die 'mekunnu' than be a slave in the palace calling yourself oba.
I understand your frustration and your miserable life... It's the tradition of Benin. At least, it's far better than the political appointees called monarchs in yorubishland
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by tuffgongjo(m): 11:08pm On Feb 11, 2016
pdpchangeapc:


You are surely what you said you are not. Its obvious you are not Bini nor yoruba. You are only here to 'gbeborun'. In Yorubaland all Kings are Oba. Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba......, Alake of Egbaland, Oba........, Alaafin of oyo, oba.........., Osemawe of Ekiti, Oba........ Even our GOD creator is called Olorun Oba...... So, go and learn a,b,d,e,e,f,g,gb before you make comments about yoruba tradition.
Osemawe is the Oba of Owo I think but not of any Ekiti town.
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by Nobody: 11:13pm On Feb 11, 2016
Super1Star:


You are jumping the gun.

Nah. Obatala and orunmila are the divinities that came from the heavens while the father of Oduduwa is Lamurudu. Know your history.

Look for your son elsewhere. Maybe he followed a mermaid to under the sea.

We dare your Oba to declare that he isnot from the House of Oduduwa and let his ancestors curse him and his lineage.
So Obatala and Orunmila fall down from haeven and give birth to Lamurudu that later gave birth to Oduduwa, haba!!!! Yoruba, Oduduwa remain a Bini prince that conquered the Yorubas.
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by martineinstein(m): 11:17pm On Feb 11, 2016
davies:
i dont rili understand why the Binis wud deny their relationship with the Yorubas I guess the Bini chief spoke for himsel and not 4 the Palace.. Dis Pix av testified dt d Ooni is the Most senior of all the yorubas which d bini b4 Benin are part of d ancient kingdom.. Let dose dat don't know History go bak 2 History skol & know their culture b4 washing ur dirty linen outside.. K'ade pel'ori Ooni Ogunwusi.. K'irukere d'abeere
the picture is invalid..oba of Benin doesn't leave his palace.. Stop killing yourself for our matter. We are not the yorubbish
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by gebest: 11:19pm On Feb 11, 2016
DonLo:
My first question on looking at this picture is 'who is at the centre'.
Anyone who sits at the centre beside the man in suit is the archetypal oba, the first among others. Someone said it's the ooni, maybe he is the first after all.
What's Oba of Benin doing there? Thought someone said he is in the class of Obi and Eze and not an Oba
dat is because ooni is in his home dats y he is in d centre, so if ooni comes to benin he ll meet oba of benin at d centre.
Re: Photo Of Senior Yoruba Obas In 1937 by oloyede252(m): 11:19pm On Feb 11, 2016
Rayhut:
Yorubas are conquered by Oba of Bini son Oduduwa, The Binin prince Oduduwa which is the son of Oba of Benin conquered yourubas and yourubas refer to him as god which fall down from haven with rooster and palm fruits. Yorubas are slaves to Binin kingdom, the name Oba is a Bini name and word and Eko is a Bini word, The Binis also conquered Aworis and Eguns in Lagos and gave it the name Eko before yorubas started migrating to Lagos. Prince Eze Chima of Onitcha kingdom is one of the biggest allies of Binin Kingdom,he help Binis in their conquest.
oh God.did you attend any school at all.

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