The article reproduced below was brought to my attention on Saturday 5th November 2011 by the Olowu of Owu, Oba Dr Adegboyega Dosunmu, the same day it was published in Punch newspaper.
I was trailing his vehicle as we drove between venues at an outing in Lagos when i noticed him stopping to make a newspaper purchase from a roadside vendor somewhere in Oshodi. I didn’t think anything about the incident then until after the ceremony when he paused to bid me farewell at the gate of Ikeja Country Club. “Asiwaju”, said he. “There is an article i will like you to read. It is about an Owu Falls in Kwara. You will find it in today’s Punch”. “Thank you Kabiyesi, i will seek it out”, was my retort. It was already late, about 5pm so it proved impossible for me to find a newspaper vendor at that time. However i later searched on-line and was able to locate the article at the Punch website. It should be noted that a couple of months earlier, the Olowu had briefed me about the ancient settlement of the Owus at Kempe region in the present Kwara State (See article: ‘A Dialogue With The Olowu‘), and I instantly discerned that he was pointing out further circumstantial evidence attested by the name of the Falls to support that claim, and to refute the suggestion of Ipole-Owu (Orile-Owu in Oshun State) as the original cradle of the Owu nation. Find the newspaper article reproduced below…
‘Owu Falls: Goldmine waiting to be tapped’ – Culled from The Punch Newspaper. Written by Success Nwogu
Owu Falls is found in Owakajola in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The waterfall, which cascades about 330 feet down an escarpment, with rocky outcrops to a pool of cold water below, is surrounded by a mountainous terrain that extends to Ekiti and Kogi states.