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The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by samuk: 11:06am On Nov 28, 2021
THE ORIGIN OF LAGOS

When Nigeria was governed on the basis of tribe Northern (Hausa), Western (Yoruba) and Eastern (lgbo) regions and the colonial Lagos older than Nigeria itself was being claimed as a part of the Yoruba Westem region, by virtue of its location and Yoruba origin with reference to its Benin (Edo) royalty as far back as late 17th century and the American and Caribbean ongins of the descendants of the Ologbowo and the Popo Aguda (Brazilian) returnees of the 1840s. of course, original Lagosians of the time challenged the Lagos belongs the West theory; successfully proved the independence of the old Lagos (gede be L' eko wa) not only
stopped the attempt to merge Lagos with Westem Nigena but also got Lagos State as one of the first twelve states of Nigeria created in 1967

Since 1967, cosmopolitan Lagos has moved from being the capital of Nigeria to a mega city of excellence which now sets the pace of political, social and economical development more than it has ever done in the past. This is because, the ongin of Lagos has been influenced by mot only the (Idejo) chieftaincy, the Benin (Edo) Oba Ado royalty, the civilized and educated Saro (Olowogbowo) and Brazilian (Popo Aguda) returnees of the 1840s, the Tapa (Bida/Nupe), the Black Americans and the Caribbean (artisans of the early 19" century Lagos). These lots constitutes the force that built up Original Lagos (Eko Akoko) before the cessation of the colony of Lagos to the British crown in 1861, long before the creation of the British protectorate of Nigeria in 1914.

The original Lagosians established family compounds and business centres as far back as early 17th century, e.g Iga Aromire, Iga Iduganran, and the agboles (compounds) of the four original settlements Isale Eko, Olowogbowo, Oko Faji and Popo Aguda. These settlements of Lafiaji/lkoyi, Ebute Meta/Yaba were added during the colonial days.

By virtue of the above stated, original Lagos (Eko Akoko) produced Nigeria’s first modern day professionals such as lawyer Sapara-Williams (1880), Doctor J. K. Randle, Engineer Herbert Macaulay, Journalist Kitoyi Ajasa, Chartered Accountant Akintola Williams e.t.c all of them from the early Olowogbowo settlements.

In my own opinion, those who fabricate the very recent theory that Oba Ashipa was a Yoruba from lsheri instead of a Benin Prince from the Oba of Benin (Edo State) were mischievously, politically motivated to historically confirm the story of politicians of the 1940s who claim that Lagos belongs to the West; Yoruba/West of the regional Nigeria. The then Lagos politicians of the Action group Party controlled Western Nigeria went as far as to claim that some well known families of Lagos originated from Oyo, Ekiti, Ijebu, Egba, ljesha etc. in order to qualify them for membership of the Western Nigeria house of assemble or the Nigerian senate needless to say some got their fingers burnt when they were challenged by indigenes of the cities claimed in the 1940s.

It is very ridiculous to hear some academic historians challenge the historical Igbe songs of our innocent ancient Oloris (wives) of the Royal Houses just to please their political masters. Their types have been earlier exposed by the scriptures.

May I however conclude this piece, by reference to the fact that ‘facts are sacred while falsehoods are Satanic and Perishable’.

As a direct descendant of Oba Akinsemoyin of Lagos, I feel obliged to write this piece on original Lagos (Eko Akoko) in order to confirm the history of Royalty in Lagos

Signed:

Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by TeeGentle(m): 5:18pm On Nov 29, 2021
wow
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by TeeGentle(m): 5:20pm On Nov 29, 2021
WOW
i learned another thing today
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by christistruth01: 8:56am On Nov 30, 2021
Lagos is Aworiland

Lagos is 100% Yorubaland

The Awori are 100% Yorubas and from Ife Originally



On the day the British Colonial Government first landed in Lagos in 1851 Oyo controlled Badagry Area including Seme Which they had taken from the king of Dahomey along with Porto Novo (Ajase) in War .

The Oyos had initially also taken Allada ,Ouidah and Cotonou at the time but the King of Dahomey had managed to take them back while the Oyo were very busy fighting the Power drunk Afonja and the Fulani at Ilorin

The Oyos had fought Dahomey as Allies of the Eguns
aare oona kakanfo oyabi had led the Oyo Army

The Abeokuta Egba Army Controlled all of Lagos Mainland and all the Territory from there to Abeokuta Which they had won in the Ota War of 1842 in Which the Oyos of Ibadan fought as Allies of Oba Kosoko and the Awori and received such a heavy defeat at the hands of the Egbas that the Ibadan Army had to be smuggled back home.

The whole Episode almost led to the downfall of Basorun Oluyole back at Ibadan

The Ijebu Controlled Everything East and North of Lekki

All Oba Kosoko Controlled was the Slave market and Port of Isale Eko on Lagos Island, Even Ikoyi belonged to the Onikoyi who was Awori Yoruba with Oyo roots

Again if you hear that Yorubas spent 100 years fighting themselves till 1878,

Just know that the Egba, Ijebu and Oyo Which included Ibadan were fighting for Control of the Coast of Lagos

Control of the Coast of Lagos meant Titanic Wealth. but unfortunately much of that was from the Slave trade

The Lagos territory Controlled by the Egbas , Oyo and Oba Kosoko belonged to the Awori People who were the most Peaceful and accommodating of all Yoruba Clans


Eko is Yoruba short for Ereko which means field and for Confirmation Ereko Market where the Egbas and Ijebu traded is still on Lagos Island today

Also Eko Ende in Osun State was one of the Locations of the Jalumi War of 1878

The Awori have inhabited Lagos since the 13th Century when they migrated from Ile Ife led by Olofin Ogunfuminire who was a great grandson of Oduduwa and a nephew of Oranmiyan who headed to Benin around the same period

The Land on Which Isale Eko of the Oba of Lagos is located belongs to the Awori Yoruba Aromire family till today

Aromire was one of the Sons of Olofin Ogunfuminire

The Otun Ekiti People migrated from Lagos in the 15 th Century and share the same ancestry with the Awori of Lagos

It was the returnee Egba Slaves who had been Converted to Christianity at Sierra Leone that asked the British Queen Victoria to invade Oba Kosoko’s Lagos in order to finally end the Evil Slave trade

Bishop Ajayi Crowther had met with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert her Husband at Windsor Castle over the Issue of how to finally end the Slave Trade in Lagos on 18th November 1851 and the Royal British Navy Bombarded Lagos one month Later on 26th of December 1851.

Bishop Ajayi Crowther who was originally from Osogun near Oyo had himself at age 13 been sold to a Portuguese Slave Trader at Lagos for a bottle of Wine and some Tobacco leaves

Capt Labulo Davies who later married Queen Victoria’s adopted Daughter Sarah Bonnetta was on the British ship that Bombarded Oba Kosoko’s Lagos in 1951 and Oba Akitoye whom the British had restored to the Throne of Lagos had first met the British Missionaries at Abeokuta while he was exiled there as Abeokuta was also Oba Akitoyes Owu mother’s Hometown he had promised. to end the Evil Slave Trade if the British helped to restore him to his Throne which his nephew Oba Kosoko had Usurped with the help of some local and Portuguese Slave traders after Oba Akintoye had driven the Portuguese Slave Traders out of Lagos 6 years earlier

Slave Trading was Oba Kosoko’s Business and his Slave Market was at Ereko Market of Isale Eko on Lagos Island where he also sold European made Goods



Below is the Map of Lagos at Independence

97% oF Lagos is in the Western Region

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Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by christistruth01: 9:14am On Nov 30, 2021
Oba of Lagos (Isale Eko)
Is 100% a YORUBA Monarch

Listen to him say it at 25 minutes with his own mouth in the Video below


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y0IK0SL9s0&t=1740s


LOBATAN !!!!

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Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by Christistruth00: 11:04pm On Dec 02, 2021
grin
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by abeeee(m): 3:37pm On Dec 04, 2021
christistruth01:
Lagos is Aworiland

Lagos is 100% Yorubaland

The Awori are 100% Yorubas and from Ife Originally



On the day the British Colonial Government first landed in Lagos in 1851 Oyo controlled Badagry Area including Seme Which they had taken from the king of Dahomey along with Porto Novo (Ajase) in War .

The Oyos had initially also taken Allada ,Ouidah and Cotonou at the time but the King of Dahomey had managed to take them back while the Oyo were very busy fighting the Power drunk Afonja and the Fulani at Ilorin

The Oyos had fought Dahomey as Allies of the Eguns
aare oona kakanfo oyabi had led the Oyo Army

The Abeokuta Egba Army Controlled all of Lagos Mainland and all the Territory from there to Abeokuta Which they had won in the Ota War of 1842 in Which the Oyos of Ibadan fought as Allies of Oba Kosoko and the Awori and received such a heavy defeat at the hands of the Egbas that the Ibadan Army had to be smuggled back home.

The whole Episode almost led to the downfall of Basorun Oluyole back at Ibadan

The Ijebu Controlled Everything East and North of Lekki

All Oba Kosoko Controlled was the Slave market and Port of Isale Eko on Lagos Island, Even Ikoyi belonged to the Onikoyi who was Awori Yoruba with Oyo roots

Again if you hear that Yorubas spent 100 years fighting themselves till 1878,

Just know that the Egba, Ijebu and Oyo Which included Ibadan were fighting for Control of the Coast of Lagos

Control of the Coast of Lagos meant Titanic Wealth. but unfortunately much of that was from the Slave trade

The Lagos territory Controlled by the Egbas , Oyo and Oba Kosoko belonged to the Awori People who were the most Peaceful and accommodating of all Yoruba Clans


Eko is Yoruba short for Ereko which means field and for Confirmation Ereko Market where the Egbas and Ijebu traded is still on Lagos Island today

Also Eko Ende in Osun State was one of the Locations of the Jalumi War of 1878

The Awori have inhabited Lagos since the 13th Century when they migrated from Ile Ife led by Olofin Ogunfuminire who was a great grandson of Oduduwa and a nephew of Oranmiyan who headed to Benin around the same period

The Land on Which Isale Eko of the Oba of Lagos is located belongs to the Awori Yoruba Aromire family till today

Aromire was one of the Sons of Olofin Ogunfuminire

The Otun Ekiti People migrated from Lagos in the 15 th Century and share the same ancestry with the Awori of Lagos

It was the returnee Egba Slaves who had been Converted to Christianity at Sierra Leone that asked the British Queen Victoria to invade Oba Kosoko’s Lagos in order to finally end the Evil Slave trade

Bishop Ajayi Crowther had met with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert her Husband at Windsor Castle over the Issue of how to finally end the Slave Trade in Lagos on 18th November 1851 and the Royal British Navy Bombarded Lagos one month Later on 26th of December 1851.

Bishop Ajayi Crowther who was originally from Osogun near Oyo had himself at age 13 been sold to a Portuguese Slave Trader at Lagos for a bottle of Wine and some Tobacco leaves

Capt Labulo Davies who later married Queen Victoria’s adopted Daughter Sarah Bonnetta was on the British ship that Bombarded Oba Kosoko’s Lagos in 1951 and Oba Akitoye whom the British had restored to the Throne of Lagos had first met the British Missionaries at Abeokuta while he was exiled there as Abeokuta was also Oba Akitoyes Owu mother’s Hometown he had promised. to end the Evil Slave Trade if the British helped to restore him to his Throne which his nephew Oba Kosoko had Usurped with the help of some local and Portuguese Slave traders after Oba Akintoye had driven the Portuguese Slave Traders out of Lagos 6 years earlier

Slave Trading was Oba Kosoko’s Business and his Slave Market was at Ereko Market of Isale Eko on Lagos Island where he also sold European made Goods



Below is the Map of Lagos at Independence

97% oF Lagos is in the Western Region
Bro everybody knows eko is an Edo word
Okay what us the meaning of etinosa or oshodin
These are Edo words don't let anybody deceive you
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by Christistruth00: 11:48pm On Dec 04, 2021
abeeee:

Bro everybody knows eko is an Edo word
Okay what us the meaning of etinosa or oshodin
These are Edo words don't let anybody deceive you


There is Eko Ende and Eko Ajala in Osun State
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by abeeee(m): 3:53am On Dec 05, 2021
Christistruth00:



There is Eko Ende and Eko Ajala in Osun State

Just answer the question oga
What does those words mean
Lol
Omo if you see truth admit
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by Christistruth00: 5:54am On Dec 05, 2021
abeeee:

Just answer the question oga
What does those words mean
Lol
Omo if you see truth admit


TAO11:
(1) The island was named as eko by the Yorubas themselves. ~ Argue with D’Avezac (1845), p.26.

And it has been named as such for centuries before the Binis came. ~ Argue with A.C. Burns (1929), p.44.

Conclusion: Lagos island has been named eko for centuries prior to when the Binis came there. The Binis didn’t name Lagos island as eko.

(2) Lagos island is alternatively known locally till date as Eko-Aromire (as named after the Awori Chief, Aromire of the Lagos traditions).

Moreover, the explorer Ruy de Sequeira came to Lagos in the late-1400s — that is, about 100 years before Benin would have any relationship with Lagos.

Ruy de Sequeira — while in Lagos — encountered the local name Eko-Aromi-re (sometimes: Eko-Aromi-sa) which he transcribed as Curamo (sometimes: Korame). This was in the late-1400s.

Conclusion: Lagos island has been named eko for centuries prior to when the Binis came there. The Binis didn’t name Lagos island as eko.

(3) According to Lagos traditions, the island was first used as an agro-colony (Yoruba: ereko, contraction: eko) by the Awori Chief Aromire.

The Binis visited eko centuries after Chief Aromire had flourished. They arrived in the mid/late-1500s, then camped on eko after having gotten the approval of the native owners.

The fact of their camping on eko explains the first introduction of this word “eko” into their lexicon, and with the meaning of “camp” among them.

Conclusion: Lagos island has been named eko for centuries prior to when the Binis came there. The Binis didn’t name Lagos island as eko.


Having clarified that, some of the places by the same name “eko” in different parts of Yorubaland, are as follows:

Ita-Eko in Abeokuta, Oko-Eko in Ijebu, Eko-Ende in Osun state, etc.

Cheers!
Cc: Christistruth00
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by Christistruth00: 6:04am On Dec 05, 2021
abeeee:

Just answer the question oga
What does those words mean
Lol
Omo if you see truth admit


Eko is short for Ereko which means Field in Yoruba

There still is Ereko Maket on Lagos Island till Today

Prince Kosoko of Ereko had his slave Markets at his base at Ereko



Eko Ajala means Ajala’s field
Eko Ende means Front Field
Isale Eko. means Down Town Eko or Bottom of Field
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by abeeee(m): 7:44am On Dec 05, 2021
Christistruth00:



Eko is short for Ereko which means Field in Yoruba

There still is Ereko Maket on Lagos Island till Today

Prince Kosoko of Ereko had his slave Markets at his base at Ereko



Eko Ajala means Ajala’s field
Eko Ende means Front Field
Isale Eko. means Down Town Eko or Bottom of Field


What is the meaning of etinosa and oshodin just answer bros
That's what I asked
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by christistruth01: 1:28pm On Dec 05, 2021
abeeee:

What is the meaning of etinosa and oshodin just answer bros
That's what I asked

Oshodi is in Ikeja it is a Chieftaincy Title in Yorubaland

The Current Oshodi Area was Part of the Territory of the Oba of Ifo. when a rival drove him from his throne he Camped in the Oshodi Area which was one of his Farms

Tapa Oshodi was his friend who helped him until he regained his throne

Having nothing to give Tapa Oshodi for his help. he gave him his farm he had Camped on in appreciation for all his help when he returned to Ifo with his entourage

Eti Osa means the edge of the Water
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by christistruth01: 1:59pm On Dec 05, 2021
abeeee:

What is the meaning of etinosa and oshodin just answer bros
That's what I asked

I have answered your question now answer mine

At 25 mins of the Video below what exactly did the Oba of Lagos mean when he Said "I am a Yoruba Monarch" ?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y0IK0SL9s0&t=1740s
Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by abeeee(m): 4:20pm On Dec 05, 2021
christistruth01:


Oshodi is in Ikeja it is a Chieftaincy Title in Yorubaland

The Current Oshodi Area was Part of the Territory of the Oba of Ifo. when a rival drove him from his throne he Camped in the Oshodi Area which was one of his Farms

Tapa Oshodi was his friend who helped him until he regained his throne

Having nothing to give Tapa Oshodi for his help. he gave him his farm he had Camped on in appreciation for all his help when he returned to Ifo with his entourage

Eti Osa means the edge of the Water
Bro stop the dumb lies

Everybody knows the Benin's conquered the Lagos area and named it eko where they camped as they conquered as far as Dahomey

So oga stop your dumb lies

Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by Christistruth00: 7:26pm On Dec 05, 2021
grin





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sir alfred moloney
British Colonial Governor of Lagos
1890

Re: The Origin Of Lagos By Ademola Oladega Akinsemoyin by Christistruth00: 7:29pm On Dec 05, 2021
grin

Egbas and Ijebus Militaries occupied Lagos mainland and yet they gladly Acknowledge and accept that Lagos belongs to the Aworis

Lagos is Yoruba Aworiland

The Benins didn't Conquer the Awori that is why they Still own all Lagos Island



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sir alfred moloney
British Colonial Governor of Lagos
1890

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