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Story Of Oyun River, In Ilorin (kwara State) by Jimsonjaat96(m): 5:10pm On Dec 14, 2018
STORY OF OYUN RIVER, IN ILORIN (KWARA STATE)

Omorilewa is the name of the favourite daughter of Afonja, founder of Ilorin. Aare Ona Kakanfo Afonja loved Omorilewa so much that he pampered her to spoilt. Omorilewa was conscious of his father's love and enjoyed it to ultimatum. History relates her to be a proud young lady. And nothing can be done to satisfy her.
For instance, at one time, they had amongst their hens a mother hen which used to lay and hatch eggs accordingly, but Omorilewa wasn't satisfy. The hen was sold and duck was bought in hen's stead. The duck used to lay and hatch eggs accordingly, too, again Omorilewa wasn't satisfy, the duck was sold and they bought guinea fowl in duck's stead, guinea fowl laid six eggs, but forcefully hatched one. Even before it hatched, a new nest had to be set up. This angered Omorilewa so much that she asked guinea fowl be sold. Monkey was bought in guinea fowl's stead; Omorilewa said the monkey used to scout too much, so she complained Dog that replaced the Monkey that it (Dog) is a filthy animal because it ate shit.
After the dog a female slave simply named Oyun was purchased. Now, Oyun was a lazy one. Every effort was put into use to make her do house chores, but she wouldn't work. To fetch water, pound yam, sweep the floor, etc. were Herculean tasks to her. This so frustrated the already frustrated Omorilewa that she started pour vituperative words on her almost on daily basis.
One day, Oyun was reportedly suffocated by the abusive language, she just couldn't have it anymore. After a misdeed as usual, Omorilewa started her rounds of reeling out the vituperative words. Oyun was reportedly to walked away and turn to a river.
Oyun River is a property of Ilorin indigenes, because Oyun herself was a slave of Aare Ona Kakanfo Afonja. Today, this river flows beyond Ilorin. It flows as far as Ijagbo on an end and God-knows-where at the other side.
by Jimoh Taofik Adekunle
(Jimson Jaat Taofik)

SOURCES:
* Awon Oriki Orile, Adeboye Babalola {1967} ,Press of the Publisher, U.K
* Chief Suleiman Aremu Ayilara (Ajobiewe)'s part of Oriki Ilorin
by Jimoh Taofik Adekunle
(Jimson Jaat Taofik)
Re: Story Of Oyun River, In Ilorin (kwara State) by Ilawless(m): 10:12pm On Dec 14, 2018
Re: Story Of Oyun River, In Ilorin (kwara State) by Jimsonjaat96(m): 9:41am On Dec 16, 2018

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