Titles of Traditional Rulers in Yoruba Land

Alaafin of Oyo

In Yoruba land, apart from “Oba“, the general term for kings, each king or traditional ruler has his own royal title which distinguishes him from other kings. Here are some titles of kings/ traditional rulers in Yoruba land.

*Alaafin of Oyo

*Ooni of Ife,

*Alake of Egba

*Olubadan of Ibadan

*Awujale of Ijebu-Ode

*Alaketu of Ketu

*Olowu of Owu

*Orangun of Ila

*Olupopo of Popo

*Eleko of Eko

*Deji of Akure

*Eleruwa of Eruwa

*Olu of Itori

*Alaga of Aga-Olowo

*Olusi of Usi

*Olofa of Ofa

*Timi of Ede

*Onidanre of Idanre

*Soun of Ogbomosho

*Akarigbo of Remo

*Olu of Mushin

*Alaperu of Iperu

*Emir of Ilorin

*Onisaga of Isaga

*Onikoyi of Ikoyi

*Olubara of Ibara

*Onisabe of Isabe

*Elejigbo of Ejigbo

*Lalupo of Gbagura

*Oluyewa of Aiyetoro

*Olota of Ota

*Olu of Ilaro

*Olufi of Gbogan

*Okere of Saki

*Ataoja of Osogbo

*Olowo of Owo

*Attah of Ayiede Ekiti

*Osemawe of Ondo

*Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye

*Owa Obokun of Ijesa

*Oba of Okeho

*Ayangburen of Ikorodu

*Asero of Ijero

*Ogoga of Ikere

*Orimolusi of Ijebu-Igbo

*Eleruwa of Eruwa

*Akaran of Badagry

*Alakire of Ikire

*Osolo of Isolo

*Olota of Ota

*Olu of Ilaro

*Onikoyi of Ikoyi

*Apetu of Ipetumodu

*Olu of Mushin

*Alaye of Efon Alaaye

*Ewi of Ado-Ekiti

If you know some other titles of Yoruba traditional rulers/ kings not listed above, kindly add it in the comment box.
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123 thoughts on “Titles of Traditional Rulers in Yoruba Land

  1. WE ALSO HAVE (1) OWA OF IGBAJO (2) ONIRUN OF OKE IRUN (3) ELEJIGBO Or OGIYAN OF EJIGBO (All In Osun State) .4 AJORI’WIN OF IRAWO (5). ONJO OKE’HO ( Not Oba Of Oke’ho (6) SABIGANNA OF IGANNA, (7) OLU OF IGBO ORA (OLOKA OF OKAAKA (All In Oke Ogun Area Of Oyo State

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  2. Point Of Correction Akran Is Not Title Of Oba Of Badagry Akran Is A Name Of One Of Past Badagry Kings ” OBA SIDI AKRAN ” Title Of Oba Of Badagry Is ” MENUTOYI OF BADAGRY “

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    1. I think we need to be a bit careful about some towns where there is controversy about their oba. Towns like IKere in Ekiti state and Ikare in Ondo state. There is an official recognition by the government in these towns. Like in Ikere-Ekiti where we have Ogoga of Ikere and Onikere of Ikere the government recognizes Onikere of Ikere and in Ikare Akoko the government recognizes Olukare of Ikare and not Owa-Ale of Ikare

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  3. Alepata Of Igboho, Onigboho Of Igboho, Ona Onibode Of Igboho, Onigbope Of Igbope, Iba Bonni Of Igboho All In Oorelope L.G.A Of Oyo State

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