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|Famous Yoruba People You Didn’t Know Were From Kogi State by Ahari03(m): 6:05pm On Sep 06, 2021|
Yoruba people make up over 20% of the entire population of Kogi State, constituting up to one million of the estimated 5 million inhabitants in the state.
The word “Okun” is used to describe the Yoruba descendants in the state. Okun people can also be found in other Yoruba speaking states like Kwara, Ekiti, Ondo, etc.
Okun-Yoruba occupies six out of the 21 Local Government Areas of Kogi State, namely; Yagba-West, Kabba-Bunu, Yagba-East, Ijumu, Mopa-Muro, and Lokoja Local Government.
Historically, Okun people are descendants of Oduduwa and they migrated from Ile Ife, the cradle of the Yoruba race.
The Okun people in Kogi state can be found speaking various Yoruba dialects such as: Owe, Ijumu, Yagba, Bunu, and Oworo.
Some popular towns in Okun land are:
Kabba, Mopa, Isanlu, Ayegunle, Ayetoro, Ikoyi, Egbeda Ega, Iyara, Okedayo, Odo Ere, Odo Eri, Ife, Ikoyi, Agbaja, Iyamoye, Igbo Nla, Obajana, etc.
Here is a list of some notable Yoruba indigenes that people didn’t know were from Kogi State:
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