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Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 2:01pm On Jun 23, 2019

Who is Afonja
Ilorin was administered by Afonja, the sixth Are-Ona-Kakanfo (generalissimo) of the Oyo army and successor of Are-Ona Oku of Jabata.

Who is Alaafin Aole

Alaafin Aole is the son of Alaafin Abiodun.
Aole reigned between 1789 and 1796. It was during this period that Shehu Alimi, a Fulani cleric, arrived Ilorin with some of his tribesmen and were all welcomed and hosted by Afonja.

The Curse
After a while, conflict broke out between Alaafin Aole and Are-Ona Afonja. Alaafin Aole had ordered his army general Afonja to attack some towns but Afonja as usual being so scared refused which led to disagreement between the two.

The disagreement heated up to the point that both sides resulted to trash things out with violence.

At this point, Afonja sought the support of Shehu Alimi also known as Salih Janta who had both spiritual and military power. On his way from the Apomu expedition, Afonja stopped at Oyo-Ile to deal with Alaafin Aole. Afonja sent an empty calabash to Aole signifying his rejection as the Alaafin and according to the customs of Oyo, he was to commit suicide at such and he did.

OldNaija gathered that before Aole took his life, he performed a ritual and cursed the entire Yoruba land that their sons and daughters will be taken as slaves and sold to different parts of the world.
Many believe Aole’s curse plunged Yoruba land into a series of inter-tribal wars that broke out in following years such as the Kiriji war, Egba-Dahomey war, Ibadan-Ijaye war and so on.



https://www.goodbooksafrica.com/2019/03/the-true-and-sad-story-of-how-afonja.html?m=1

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 2:02pm On Jun 23, 2019

Death Of Afonja

After defeating Aole, Afonja and Alimi’s relationship strengthened to the extent that Afonja enlisted Alimi’s men into his army and disbanded many of his men whom history claimed he didn’t fully trust. Unknowing to Afonja, the Fulanis were gradually infiltrating his army and before he could realize, it was too late.
This was after Sheu Alimi’s death. His son, Abdulsalam, earnestly yearned to rule Ilorin and clandestinely plotted against Afonja.

In 1824, Abdulsalam’s men shot Afonja arrows till he breathed his last. He was shot so many arrows that his dead body remained suspended in an upright position for a long while.

After Afonja’s death, Abdulsalam declared himself the Emir of Ilorin and pledge allegiance to Sokoto Caliphate...

And that is how we lost it to them my brothers

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by SLAP44: 2:06pm On Jun 23, 2019
This is seriously serious.

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by SLAP44: 2:11pm On Jun 23, 2019
After Afonja’s death, Abdulsalam declared himself the Emir of Ilorin and pledge allegiance to Sokoto Caliphate...

So ilorin used to belong to yorubas? This is a big loss.

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 2:15pm On Jun 23, 2019
SLAP44:
After Afonja’s death, Abdulsalam declared himself the Emir of Ilorin and pledge allegiance to Sokoto Caliphate...

So ilorin used to belong to yorubas? This is a big loss.

My dear the completion of the story is

Afterward, the Yorubas attempted to regain control of Ilorin from the Fulani jammas but failed. Toyeje, the successor of Afonja, led the first and second attempts to drive the Fulani people out of Ilorin.

The second attempt is known in history as Mugbamugba war in which Yoruba people suffered untold defeat in the strive to regain the throne of Ilorin.



Omo their weakness is onto another level

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by helinues: 2:16pm On Jun 23, 2019
Una go dey alright Las las

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Born2Breed(f): 2:20pm On Jun 23, 2019
Make I carry chair sitdown here.

Film go soon start..

Westside vs Eastside Pt19

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 2:20pm On Jun 23, 2019
helinues:
Una go dey alright Las las
History maybe painful sometimes but truth must be told no matter the cost.

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Kingosytex(m): 2:20pm On Jun 23, 2019
the story is really interesting


One chilled bottle of beer for u @ donald95

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 2:24pm On Jun 23, 2019
Kingosytex:
the story is really interesting

One chilled bottle of beer for u @ donald95
Two for you my brother. We must speak the truth

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Kingosytex(m): 2:31pm On Jun 23, 2019
Donald95:

Two for you my brother. We must speak the truth

Nice One!!!

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by SluttanSlayer: 2:37pm On Jun 23, 2019
With the trans-Atlantic trade route opening up and growing instability in the north owing to Fulani jihdism, Ilorin as a trading province began to decline.

Afonja wanted a piece of the action in the trans atlantic trade to the south but was schemed out. That is why he led a rebellion against his king and uncle.

Afonja was motivated by Greed.

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 2:40pm On Jun 23, 2019
SluttanSlayer:
With the trans-Atlantic trade route opening up and growing instability in the north owing to Fulani jihdism, Ilorin as a trading province began to decline.

Afonja wanted a piece of the action in the trans atlantic trade to the south but was schemed out. That is why he led a rebellion against his king and uncle.

Afonja was motivated by Greed.

That is eeh. He was so greedy that he betrayed his own flesh and blood

*spits

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by amaniro: 2:47pm On Jun 23, 2019
This is seriously serous.....

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by livebyday(m): 3:04pm On Jun 23, 2019
Donald95:


I never called any tribe tongue , and u people are not the only people that tear their body. Tatoo is also body tearing tongue

Respect others tribes , religion and cultures when commenting on this forum

Obey the rules

Cheers

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 3:11pm On Jun 23, 2019
amaniro:
This is seriously serous.....
More than serious

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by SluttanSlayer: 3:13pm On Jun 23, 2019
Donald95:


That is eeh. He was so greedy that he betrayed his own flesh and blood

*spits

Not only did Afonja's mutiny led to the Muslim hordes pillaging to the ground the then capital of Oyo (Oyo Ile) but it also saw to the creation of Ibadan from a small remote town south of Oyo-Ile.

Ibadan will become swamped with fleeing oyoruba people. Ibadan began as a massive IDP camp.

Even their name that they call themselves today is as a result of how an Islamic Scholar from Mali documented the Muslim conquest of Ilorin and Oyo-Ile. Oyoruba was coined by Muslim northerners as a mockery to the Oyo people.

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 3:15pm On Jun 23, 2019
livebyday:


Respect others tribes , religion and cultures when commenting on this forum

Obey the rules

Cheers

Oga, Am not the one that wrote that Article, Don't you see the Reference site I attached?

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 3:19pm On Jun 23, 2019
SluttanSlayer:


Not only did Afonja's mutiny led to the Muslim hordes pillaging to the ground the then capital of Oyo (Oyo Ile) but it also saw to the creation of Ibadan from a small remote town south of Oyo-Ile.

Ibadan will become swamped with fleeing oyoruba people. Ibadan began as a massive IDP camp.

Even their name that they call themselves today is as a result of how an Islamic Scholar from Mali documented the Muslim conquest of Ilorin and Oyo-Ile. Oyoruba was coined by Muslim northerners as a mockery to the Oyo people.

This is a bitter Truth. It is the working of the curse.

If am from there, I will disown my parents and flee from Oyoruba

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Unik3030: 4:32pm On Jun 23, 2019
two igbo fools deceiving themselves here meanwhile south east is burning but they don't care. they are only concerned about south west n tinubu

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by SluttanSlayer: 4:35pm On Jun 23, 2019
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Unik3030:
two igbo fools deceiving themselves here meanwhile south east is burning but they don't care. they are only concerned about south west n tinubu

From all indices, SE is the most peaceful place in Nigeria.

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Bluehill1051: 4:38pm On Jun 23, 2019
So Afonja exist shocked

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Bluehill1051: 4:38pm On Jun 23, 2019
Unik3030:
two igbo fools deceiving themselves here meanwhile south east is burning but they don't care. they are only concerned about south west n tinubu
Wetin this one dy talk ?

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Adeniyii2017: 4:43pm On Jun 23, 2019
History is good. We need to stop the attacks..


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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Iamgrey5(m): 4:51pm On Jun 23, 2019
You people are delusional.

Ibadan defeated the Fulani here in osogbo in the late 1800

Ibadan is not a refugee state

Ibadan was the camp of the second Oyo army

The calvery army was in ilorin, while the gorilla fighters were in Ibadan.

And "Yoruba" wasn't coined by Fulani.

Read history

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalumi_War

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 5:08pm On Jun 23, 2019
Iamgrey5:
You people are delusional.

Ibadan defeated the Fulani here in osogbo in the late 1800

Ibadan is not a refugee state

Ibadan was the camp of the second Oyo army

The calvery army was in ilorin, while the gorilla fighters were in Ibadan.

And "Yoruba" wasn't coined by Fulani.

Read history

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalumi_War

Oga, I read from the link you shared and I noticed that, immediately Afonjas miserable life was ended, Your people became confused, Allying with each other and fighting against each other. Slave Kings were fighting against themselves while Emir their master was at one corner watching their foolishness

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 5:09pm On Jun 23, 2019
Bluehill1051:
Wetin this one dy talk ?
Taking Overdoes weed is the Cause

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Re: Rare History; Between Afonja And Alaafin Aole And The Curse On Yoruba (picture) by Donald95(m): 5:11pm On Jun 23, 2019
Bluehill1051:
So Afonja exist shocked
Yes , the back stabbing coward exist

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