Author: Salaudeen Olayinka

A lover of history

Story of Efunsetan Aniwura

February 11, 2020

The story of Efunsetan Aniwura is perhaps one of the most motivating thrillers in Yoruba political history. It captivates, in the most astounding manner, the place of women in Yoruba political history. But all along, the story of Efunsetan had been written and foretold by her tormentors and painted grimly by mostly chauvinistic men. It […]

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Thomas Fuller: The Math Genius Who Was Sold Into Slavery

February 10, 2020

Thomas Fuller was an enslaved African math genius, he was called the ‘Virginia Calculator’ thanks to his special gift. He was born in Africa between present-day Liberia and the Kingdom of Dahomey, now called Benin, situated somewhere around the ‘Slave Coast’ of Western Africa. During his formative age, Thomas Fuller was shipped off from his […]

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How and Why Fela anikulapo Kuti married his 27 Wives On The Same Day

February 9, 2020

In the year 1978, the pioneer of Afrobeats, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, married 27 women on the same day. This should not in any way be strange to those who know the life and style of the Nigerian music legend nicknamed Abami Eda (strange creature). After the devastating attack on Fela’s commune, Kalakuta Republic, in 1977, […]

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The 16 years war that ended all wars in yorubaland and it is the longest civil war in history

February 7, 2020

The Ekiti Parapo, also known as the Kiriji war, was fought in the 1800s in Yoruba land. The War which was fought for 16 years was between Ibadan against Ekiti and Ijesa. The War started as a result of the revolt against the growing oppressive overlordship of Ibadan over parts of Yorubaland. Ibadan arose as […]

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Muammar Gaddafi A True Africanist

February 7, 2020

What we Africans didn’t know Muammar Gaddafi wanted to do for Africans Muammar Gaddafi is known as the African Arabian giant and also seen as pan African union president. Muammar Gaddafi was the last military President of the North Sahara Libya. He was having a plan for the whole of Africa, these were his plans […]

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Aare kurunmi of Ijaiye, The Yoruba Warrior That lost His Five Son’s in One Day

February 6, 2020

The story of Kurunmi is one that draws tears from the eyes of people who feel pity for a man who stood firm for tradition. There was a time in the history of Yoruba where the heir to the throne is killed whenever the king dies. This tradition came about because it was discovered that […]

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Is Oduduwa From Mecca or An Angel who Came from heaven with Chains? Read to know more

February 6, 2020

For a long time as propagated by early writers of Yoruba history, like the Bayajidda legend of the Hausa people , he was said to be an Eastern prince whose people were driven out of their kingdom in Mecca in Arabia and were forced to migrate in a long march to present day south western […]

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The story of Moremi; How She Helped The Yoruba People To Defeat The Igbo Raiders in Ile-ife

February 6, 2020

Queen Moremi Ajasoro was the wife the king of Ile-Ife, Oranmiyan, who was the son of Oduduwa. Ile-Ife was a prosperous town then, and the people lived in peace and harmony until the Igbo raiders came. The Igbo raiders (who are not in any way connected to the Eastern Igbo people of the current day […]

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Afonja, The Coup d’état That shook The Entire Yoruba Race

February 6, 2020

The complete forfeiture of the Ilorin throne by the Yorubas to the Fulani people can be traced to the singular act of mutiny, disobedience, envious and stubborn nature of a Man named Afonja. Afonja was the Great grandson of Laderin, founder of Ilorin town the most influential person in the history of Old Ilorin. His […]

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