NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL ALAFIN OF OYO TILL DATE

NAMES AND ORDER OF ALL ALAFIN OF OYO TILL DATE

OYO empire is one of the oldest and politically influential empires in the entire yoruba race til date.In old times, it was geographically located in today Nothern central and western Nigeria.Established in
the 15th century, it steadily grew in wealth and power till it became arguably the largest west african thanks to the organizational skills of Yoruba natives.Its political influence spanned over two centuries(17th to 18th).
This great Empire has been ruled by Great ALAFINS, from Oranmiyan(Oduduwa’s son to Adeyemi the current Alafin.

Here is a list of all Alafins from inception

1.Oranmiyan
2.Ajaka(eventually dethroned)
3.Sango- Became a deity(god thunder and lightening)
4.Ajaja
5.Aganju
6.Kori
7.Oluaso
8.Onigbogi- Conducted evacuation og Oyo-ile probably around 16th century
9.Ofiran- built the city of shaki
10.Egunoju- founder of Oyo igboho
11. Orompoto(probably a Queen)
12.Ajiboyede
13.Abipa- 1570-1580
14.Obalokun- 1580-1600(he was not buried in Royal burial ground, hence the suppressed name)
15.Ajagbo(1600-1658)
16.Adaranwu(1658-1660)
17.Kanran(1660-1665)
18.Jayin (1655-1670) appointed the first awujale of ijebu land
19.Ayibi(1678-1690)
20.Osinyango(1690-1698)
21.Ojigi(1698-1732)
22.Gbaru(1732-1738)
23. Amuniwaye(1738-1742)
24.Onisile(1742-1750)
25.Labisi – 1750-1750
26.Awonbioju – 1750-1750
27.Agboluaje(1750-1772) celebrated Bere festival
28.Majeogbe (1772-1775)
29.Abiodun(1755-1805) celebrated bere festival
30.Aole
31.Adebo
32.Maku(1802-1830)
33.Majotu (Ilorin afonja seized by fulani)
34.Amodo (1830-1830)
35.Oluewu (1830-1834) King during the fall of ancient Oyo
36.Abiodun Atiba (1837-1859) -Founder of modern oyo, he also celebrated bere Festival
37.Adule (1858-1875)
38.Adeyemi I (1875-1905)
39.Lawani Agogoija (1905-1911)
40.Ladigbolu – Jan. 15, 1911-Dec. 19, 1944
41.Adeniran Adeyemi II- Jan. 5, 1945-Sept. 20, 1955
42.Bello Gbadegesin(Ladigbolu II) – July 20 1956- 1968
43.Adeyemi III-Present Alafin of Oyo(14 Jan. 1971- Date)

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