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List of Oonis from 10th Century till date

This list of Oonis has been floating around the Internet for a while . It’s been passed on orally till recent times, assuming it’s complete and accurate.  Who certifies this sort of information in Yorubaland? Where can we check that list of names is correct. The information attempts to name every Ooni over the period of a thousand years. Are the spellings correct? Are the names in the correct order?

Ooni Ogunwusi
Ooni Ogunwusi

The List Of All 50 Ooni’s Of Ife Till Date.
1ST ODUDUWA
2ND OSANGANGAN OBAMAKIN
3RD OGUN
4TH OBALUFON OGBOGBODIRIN
5TH OBALUFON ALAYEMORE
6TH ORANMIYAN
7TH AYETISE
8TH LAJAMISAN
9TH LAJODOOGUN
10TH LAFOGIDO
11TH ODIDIMODE ROGBEESIN
12TH AWOROKOLOKIN
13TH EKUN
14TH AJIMUDA
15TH GBOONIJIO
16TH OKANLAJOSIN
17TH ADEGBALU
18TH OSINKOLA
19TH OGBORUU
20TH GIESI
21ST LUWOO (FEMALE)
22ND LUMOBI
23RD AGBEDEGBEDE
24TH OJELOKUNBIRIN
25TH LAGUNJA
26TH LARUNNKA
27TH ADEMILU
28TH OMOGBOGBO
29TH AJILA-OORUN
30TH ADEJINLE
31ST OLOJO
32ND OKITI
33RD LUGBADE
34TH ARIBIWOSO
35TH OSINLADE
36TH ADAGBA
37TH OJIGIDIRI
38TH AKINMOYERO 1770-1800
39TH GBANLARE 1800-1823
40TH GBEGBAAJE 1823-1835
41ST WUNMONIJE 1835-1839
42ND ADEGUNLE ADEWELA 1839-1849
43RD DEGBINSOKUN 1849-1878
44TH ORARIGBA 1878-1880
45TH DERIN OLOGBENLA- He was a powerful warrior!
1880-1894
46TH ADELEKAN (OLUBUSE I)- He was the first Ooni to
travel outside Ile-Ife to Lagos in 1903 when he was invited
by the then Governor General to settle the dispute involving
Elepe of Epe. All Yoruba Kings including the Alaafin left their
respective thrones as a mark of respect for the Ooni. They
returned to their respective stools after Ooni returned to Ile-
Ife from Lagos. Oba Adelekan Olubuse was nicknamed
‘ERIOGUN’; Akitikori; Ebitikimopiri. 1894-1910
47TH ADEKOLA 1910-1910
48TH ADEMILUYI (AJAGUN LAWARIKAN) – He also was reputed to be a
powerful Monarch. 1910-1930
49TH ADESOJI ADEREMI- Very intelligent with good
foresight, he was invited to be minister without portfolio
when he ruled from 1951 to 1955. He was the first
indigenous governor of Western Nigeria. One of his most
laudable achievements was the establishment of the GREAT
University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) at Ile-
Ife. 1930-1980
50TH OKUNADE SIJUWADE- He is the grandson of Olubuse
l (The 46th Ooni) from Ogboru Ruling Family. Until his death some described him as ‘the Royal Eagle’, Elegant, Self-confident, well-informed and hardworking Some describe
him as ‘the Royal Eagle’, Elegant, Self-confident, well-
informed and hardworking.
51ST – ADEYEYE ENITAN OGUNWUSI 2015 -???
Ooni Ogunwusi has a great pedigree, descending from Ooni
Ojaja Orasigba who reigned from 1878 to 1880, as the 44th
Ooni of Ife. Ojaja Orasigba begat Adegosan Adewole Ogunwusi, who
gave birth to Joseph Olagbaju Adewole Ogunwusi (Jnr), the
father of Prince John Oluropo Ogunwusi, the father of
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi “

 

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