Chiefs of Owu Kingdom (List)

Ologun Chiefs:

Name: Title:
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Balogun Owu Kingdom
Chief Olusoji Idowu Otun
Chief Doja Adewolu Osi
Chief Fatai Niyi Adegbenro Seriki
Chief G. O. Fabunmi Areago
Chief K. Ola Okedara Jagunna
Chief Akin Obimakinde Asipa
Chief Niyi Salako Bashorun
Chief Akin Akande Oganla
Chief Wale Olaniran Okanlomo
Chief Suraj Fabunmi Otun Oganla
Chief Oluwole Idowu Otun Bada
Chief Alh. Tajudeen Egbeyemi Abese
Chief Kehinde Olayinka Omolabi Aare Mayegun
Chief Oladeinde Brown Akinrogun
Chief Tony Ojesina Asiwaju
Chief Dele Bankole Aare Okanlomo
Chief Isiaka Okedara Lupona
Prof. Chief Alani Fabunmi Olumofin
Chief Olusegun Olusunmade Ogboye
Chief Shehu Oladunjoye Jagunmolu
Chief Yisa Adebola Adeyemi Jagun Olowu
Chief Femi Olopade Agbaakin
Chief Bolu Akin-Olugbade Aare Onakakanfo
Chief Tunji Alapini Maiyegun
Chief Lekan Akande Laderin

Omo’ba Chiefs:

Name: Title:
Prince Bola Ajibola Olori Omoba
Prince Akinpelu Browne Omotobase
Princess Moninuade Quadri Erelu Gbogboade
Prince Akinbode Browne Omojuiyun
Princess Aina Browne Yeye Omojuiyun
Princess Aduke Ogunkoya Erelu Adebowale
Prince Adekunle Adesina Omolaefon
Prince Moradelo Adeyemi Gbogboade Omoninu
Prince Dr. Banji Oyegbami Omotadese

Parakoyi Chiefs

Chief M. A. Ola Yusuf Olori Parakoyi Owu
Chief Adisa Ola Omolokun Osi Parakoyi
Chief N. A. Olaleye Babalaje
Chief Toyin Jokosenumi Osi Babalaje
Chief Dele Osunmakinde Babaloja
Chief Or. M. A. Adekanbi Baajose
Chief Mrs. Monsurat Bankole Iyaloja
Chief Gen. R. A. Adesina rtd Otun Babalaje
Chief Kayode Aderinokun Lukotun Aje
Chief Tayo Aderinokun (Late) Lukosi Aje
Chief Adewuyi Kusimo Baaloro
Chief Mrs. Moji Kusimo Yeye Baaloro
Chief Festus Egbeleye Otun Baaloro
Chief Mrs. Aina Egbleye Otun Yeye Baaloro
Chief Mrs. Funlayo Gbogboade Yeye Ajose
Chief Mrs Peju Okunade Asiwaju Yeyeloro
Chief Mrs. Serifat Taiwo Otun Iyaloja
Chief Mrs. Titilayo Oduoye Gbegbaaje
Chief Mrs. Remi Adikwu Bakare Lika Aje
Chief Zacheaus O. Ogundimu Opaaje
Chief Mrs. Ogundimu Yeye Opaaje
Chief Mrs. Ayoka Adebayo Moraje

Erunmu Chiefs:

Chief Ekundayo Opaleye Balogun Erunmu Owu
Chief Samuel Olabode Olori Igbimo Erunmu Owu
Chief Olugbolahan Ijaola Oluroko Erunmu Owu
Chief Alani Opaleye Olori Parakoyi Erunmu Owu
Chief Mrs. Obitoto Odeyemi Iyalode Erunmu Owu
Chief Johnson Olu Fatoki Otun Balogun Erunmu Owu
Chief Emmanuel A. Oshomoji Seriki Erunmu Owu
Chief Olusesan Odebiyi Jagunna Erunmu Owu
Chief Oluyemi Adebiyi Asipa Erunmu Owu
Chief S. O. Ogunbowale Aro
Chief Sina Olunrebi Onsa
Chief Alao Odebiyi Odofin
Chief Mrs. Kikelomo Opaleye Aare Oye
Chief Mrs. Olusola Opaleye Mayegun Erunmu Owu
Chief Mrs. Ra. A. Opaleye Yeye Taiyese Erunmu Owu
Chief Lai Olumegbon Baaloro Erunmu Owu
Chief Kunle Adebiyi Otun Baaloro Erunmu Owu
Chief Mrs. Remilekun Olumegbon Yeye Baaloro Erunmu Owu
Chief Tony Ojeshina Osi Balogun Erunmu Owu
Chief (Mrs) Bunmi Ojeshina Yeye Osi Balogun Erunmu Owu
Chief ‘Dele Bankole Jagun-Aje Erunmu Owu
Chief (Mrs) Aramide Bankole Yeye Jagun Aje Erunmu Owu

Apomu Chiefs:

Chief S. O. Osunbiyi Balogun Apomu Owu
Chief Ezekiel Oluremi Adepoju Keyede Otun Apomu Owu
Chief Folorunso Babs-Fakeye Osi Apomu Owu
Chief Victor Olusegun Adebodun Olori Parakoyi Apomu Owu
Chief Olufemi Folorunso Osanyinjobi Asiwaju / Olori-Igbimo Apomu Owu
Chief Abidemi Oshunbiyi Areago Apomu Owu
Chief Mrs. Grace Titilade Wilkey Otun Iyalode Apomu Owu
Chief Mrs. Remi Opere. Osi Iyalode Apomu Owu
Chief Mrs. Adebisi Ashake OshunbiyiChief Yeye Balogun Apomu Owu
Chief Israel Olubodun Osanyinjobi Asipa Apomu Owu

Special Category Chiefs:

Chief (President) Ebele Goodluck Jonathan Obateru of Owu Kingdom
Chief Mrs. Dame P. Goodluck Jonathan Yeye Obateru
Chief Gbenga Daniel Aare Ajibosin
Chief Mrs. Olufunke Daniel Yeye Aare Ajibosin
Chief Adebayo Alao Akala Bobajiro
Chief Mrs. Adebayo Alao Akala Yeye Bobajiro
Chief Peter Odili Ebunlu
Chief Mrs. Peter Odili Yeye Ebunlu
Chief Chike Akunyili Baarebi
Chief Mrs. Dora Akunyili Yeye L’eagbo
Chief Adamu Abdulai Teruuru
Chief Hajia Adamu Abdulai Yeye Teruru
Chief Ahmed Makarfi Obatunwase
Chief Hajia Ahmed Makarfi Yeye Obatunwase
Chief Bode Alalade Agbaakin Oniroyin
Chief Segun Olusola Balogun Mohunmaworan
Chief Mrs. Elsie Olusola (Post Humous) AweIewa Itage
Chief Mamud Shinkafi Aare Rotoba
Chief Mrs Aisha Babangidi Shnkafi Yeye Aare Rotoba
Chief (Dr) Chilaka Okwuonu Aare Bobaseye
Chief Mrs Ada Okwuonu Yeye Aare Babaseye
Chief Engr. Dennis Zuokumor Aare Majewolu
Chief (Dr) Emmanuel Adeoye Murewa
Chief Mrs Adeoye Yeye Murewa
Prof. Chief Kolawole Obisesan Obagbede
Chief (Dr) Mrs Moradeke Obisesan Yeye Obagbede

Igbimo Chiefs:

Chief Olufemi Sodeinde Olori Igbimo Owu
Chief Ebenezer Odeyemi Obamaja
Chief Benjamin Oyediran Oyega
Chief Mubasiru Abati Osupori
Chief Olusegun Adeife Asalu
Chief Saidi Salako Ajiroba
Chief Moruf Egbeyemi Otun Ajiroba
Chief Bola Yusuf Amona
Chief Mrs. Oluseyi Olusanya Yeyemeto
Chief Adul Rahaman Busari Baajiki
Chief Mrs. Olufunmilayo Akintan Yeyemeso
Chief Ayo Ogunkoya Gbobaniyi
Chief Mrs. Sitinat Adedo Iya Ewe
Chief Dr. Olujimi Motayo Baasegun
Chief Remi Oluwude Bobagunwa
Chief Mrs. Olowude Yeye Bobagunwa
Chief Mrs. Adunni Bankole Yeyemokun
Chief Adisa Adewolu Gbofinro
Chief Mrs. Adewolu Yeye Gbofinro
Chief Iyabo Akinwale Erelu Abiye
Chief Bose Ogunmuyiwa Erelu Bobakeye

Iyalode Chiefs:

Chief Mrs. Gbemisola Adesida Iyalode Owu
Chief Mrs. B. A. Akinwande Otun Iyalode
Chief Mrs. Mubo A. Obimakinde Osi Iyalode
Chief Mrs. Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello Oganla Obinrin
Chief Mrs. Kudirat Sunmonu Seriki
Chief Mrs. Aramide Gbadamosi Bada Obinrin
Chief Mrs. Silifat Oke Otun Giwa Obinrin
Chief Mrs. Tejumade Adenekan Mustapha Maiyegun Obinnrin
Chief Mrs. Iyadun Williams . Otun Aare Obirin
Chief Mrs. Wunmi Oshiroluke-Euba Ajigbeda
Chief Mrs. Kuburat Fabunmi Yeye Otun Oganla
Chief Mrs. Oladunni Bolu Akin-Olugbade Yeye Aare Onakakanfo
Chief Mrs. Tolani Adelusi Giwa Iyalode
Chief Mrs. Tunji Alapini Yeye Maiyegun
Chief Mrs. Iyabo Akinoso Asiwaju Iyalode
Chief Mrs. Wule Adegbenro Sarumi Iyalode
Chief Mrs. I. A. Jokosenumi Otun Yeye Maiyegun
Chief Mrs. Modupe Akande Erelu Oganla
Chief Mrs. Atinuke Akande Yeye Oganla
Chief Mrs. Bunmi Ojesina Yeye Asiwaju
Chief Mrs. Aramide Bankole Yeye Aare Okanlomo

86 comments on “Chiefs of Owu Kingdom (List)

  1. Hello. My first time visiting your blog. I’ve read all the information here with much interest; can you tell what the title BAAJIKI means and the cultural importance of said title? Many thanks.


  2. Hello sir,

    I look up this site every other time as I hope it would be an authority on Owu matters. However, I’m compelled to note that the much I see here is an attempt to butter up some info, while hiding under ‘royal approval’! Are you a custodian of Owu traditions sir, or mere mouth-piece?

    I appreciate your need to be politically correct, and your limitations in getting certain facts. But, your unwillingnes to investigate claims and put records straight baffles.

    I refer to my observation on the line of Erunmu-Owu chiefs some months ago. I notice (with dismay) that you have included the title of Oluroko of Erunmu-Owu, but as 3rd in line, whereas he is the de facto head of Erunmu-Owu community. The present Oluroko is a prince of Owu land, descended from the Amororo royal family (same as Oba Dosunmu). A study of Owu history will also show you that in the commonwealth of Owu Ipole, only Orile Erunmu was a sister-state and not a vassal. The Olowu’s crown was entrusted to the great-great-grand father of the present Oluroko, and it was him that brought it to Abeokuta.

    The politics of chieftaincy as it is presently played and the differences between our reverred Olowu and the Oluroko is irrelevant in the face of facts. This same Oluroko installed Chief Ekundayo Opaleye as Balogun of Erunmu-Owu, so how is it possible that the Balogun is superior to him in rank or order?

    Also, the present Jagunna of Erunmu-Owu is Chief Omolade Omohinmi, not Olusesan Odebiyi, as you wrote.

    Kindly confirm these facts, so information is not distorted. Thanks.


    • Oluroko Oba Erunmu! The proper title of Oluroko before during and after the sacking of Orile Owu (Owu Ipole). Even as the Olowu has prescribed authority presently,to install chiefs, so does Oluroko as a second class CHieftain under our Cheiftaincy laws. Contrary to the ignorant utterances of some Royal manipulators, the Olowu’s prescribed authority is conferred by statute just like that of Erunmu. Oba Odeleye was properly installed and his installation as Olowu was gazetted. All Chiefs therefore installed by him was rightly installed as a first class king with prescribed authority to instal them.The reason for Oluroko to attend Oluroko’s court for his installation is because the Oluroko in his humility and sense of brotherhood (to the Olowu) refused to break ranks with Akinjobi, a move which costed Oluroko the sacking of Orile Erunmu and led to the seat of Erunmu government being transferred to Abeokuta. The only other City state in Yoruba land that was founded the same way as Owu Ipole was Erunmu.

      The present dilemma in Owu Kingdom and the distortions to Owu history has come about because of a situation which the preacher described in the book of Ecclesiastes as follows: ‘I have seen an evil under the sun, I have seen Slaves riding as Princes on horse back and Princes walking on foot.’
      Also ‘an error proceeding from the ruler: folly is set in high places. ‘

      FOr the information of all the ignoramii, who do not know OLuroko of Erunmu as a title both in Owu and as an Independant Traditional Ruler, go to the records of the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London and you will find details of the Oluroko Of Erunmu in communiques between the Colonial Government and the FCO, totally independent of any reference to Olowu.



  3. Emyrs, l know Owulakoda refused to display his reply to your truthful comment, don’t worry yourself, he has nothing to answer on Owu history.
    Can you imagine him replying Dr. Rotimi Ijaola in his 2012 blog on this same blog that he had never heard of Oluroko.
    I referred him to “The history of the Yorubas” by Samuel Johnson
    It is unfortunate that those in power had turned things upside down, and their megaphone had taken over the publicity.
    Be rest assured that all this is temporary as attested in the Bible book of Psalm 37:1 _2:” Fret not thyself of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of I iquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb”
    Just follow verses 3_8 until the truthful result comes out in verse 9.
    Abiodun O. Ijaola
    Oluroko Compound


  4. Dear Chief, compliments on your good work in projecting Owu Kindom. I have a few observations on your list of Erunmu chiefs.
    1. The Oluroko Erunmu (proper title being: Oluroko, Oba Erunmu) is the traditional ruer in Eruinmu-Owu, and the one to appoint other Erunmu chiefs. His name and title should have been listed at the top. The incumbent (who is also a prince of Owu from the Amororo Ruling House) installed the present Balogun Erunmu-Owu.
    2. Chief Omoyinmi is the present Jagunna of Erunmu, contrary to your submission, and he is fifth in line to the Balogun Erunmu.
    The Erunmu community rulership system is also similar to that of the larger Owu ruling system, as it has its list of martial chiefs, clan chiefs and civil chiefs.


  5. Owulakoda,
    My name is Olanrewaju Sobiye, In all the title of chiefs I cannot find the title of Oluwo of Owu, Ashipa is there and some other titles but Oluwo is conspicously missing in the titles, what can you say to this.
    My father is an Egba man but my mum is from Ile Alara in Owu. Ile Alara is somewhere in Totoro.
    Please can you tell me the meaning of Parakoyi, and who are the people that are given the title.
    Thank you.


  6. My name is Yemi from Otileta rulling house Aderioye compand in Oke egunya I observed something two year ago our king (OBA) is not ready to help us like the way Late Odeleye used to help others in terms of job placement. My uncle got a job though late OLOWU. He just walk to him and explain himself that am from owu and I have send my application to UNAAB I need your. assistant and Kabiyesi asked him some question to confirmed may be he was from Owu or not after this he call UNAAB. VC and he got the job is more that ten times. I have went to see Kabiyesi OBA adegboyega Dosunmu he did not listen to me. He attend to those he knows that one should not be I want you to use your possition to talk to him to be a listing king I love OWU and I want OWU to love me and help me. Tell him to assit us so that our mind will be in Owu


    • I understand your grievance Oluyemi and am sure that it will reach the Olowu without me having to mediate!
      The beauty of blogging is that everybody gets the opportunity to voice their opinions. It can only result in a better community and better world when we make the necessary adjustments in response to criticism.
      Nobody is perfect but we should aspire towards it!


    • Your request is rather too specific. I advice you conduct the investigation yourself through elders in your family and the family compound. Let me know if i can be of any further assistance. Best of luck.


  7. Could you tell me anything about Doja Adenike from Nigeria. Her Grandson is Kobe Chayce Moware Oladimegi. Her son is Ayo Oladimegi. Kobe is also my Grandson (Ayo being partner to my daughter). Thank you


    • Sorry Christine. Yours is a near impossible task especially in the face of the very scanty information provided and given that Nigeria has a population bordering 180 million people. The only observation i have at this stage however is that the surname is spelt OLADIMEJI, and not Oladimegi.


  8. Dear brothers and sisters of Owu Kingdom,

    My family is from Ilorin but we have a farm village called Gudugba. The village is about 10 miles from Ilorin. I reside in the US and it was a pleasant surprise to find your blog, and a reference to Gudugba. A family lore indicates that one of my ancestors (great grandfather or grandmother) had a connection “Egba Alake” hence, the name Gudugba for the farm village that they established. Congratulations to all today on the celebration of Owu Day.

    Best Regards,
    PS: Is there a family in Gudugba (Ogun state) with oriki of Aro, omo arolu owo?


    • Babatunde. You are in good company. The name Gudugba most probably points to an Owu-Apomu ancestry. The Owus are scattered all over West Africa, so your Gugugba is most probably one of the outreaches deriving its name from Sangojimi Gudugba who was the Owu-Apomu warrior who was in the pioneering team from Ibadan who pioneered and first established domiciliary in what we now call Abeokuta.

      My brother, plan your homecoming vacation next year for the first week in October and come to truly experience the Owu Octoberfest called Odun Omo Olowu – guaranteed to blow your mind and refocus you to your ancestral connection! Good luck.


      • Thank you very much. Your reference to Ibadan as Sangojimi’s initial home opens another vista. In ‘oriki of Yoruba’ Alhaji Ajobiewe used my family’s oriki (ojo l’a romi we nile arolu) for Ibadan in his video. I don’t know what this could indicate but I’m eager to learn more. I found your blog yesterday. Too late for this year but I look forward to being a part of Odun Omo Olowu in 2014. Happy Owu Day to you and thank you again for your insightful response.


        • Thanks Babatunde. A slight correction. Ibadan was not Sangojimi’s initial home, just one of his transit homes on his flight from war-thorn Apomu where he was domiciled. However, he was well entrenched there as one of the chief war councillors of the Baale of Ibadan, who also gave him a beautiful wife, Burewa, from his (Baale’s) inlaws compound to further cement their friendship.

          We look forward to your full participation at the 2004 Odun Omo Olowu festival. Cheers.


  9. hello sir,my dad is from owu in Abeokuta,I had we had a chiftaincy title at the olowu palace but I never know the name of the chiftaincy title,I stays outside Nigeria,I would appreciate if you can found out for me through my surname.OMOLOKUN


  10. I really appreciate what you have done. Let me quickly introduce myself, I am EbunOluwa Oladitan nee Talabi from OWU Kingdom and I am also a staff with TELL Magazine.
    I will like you to link me with the organizers, so as to talk with them concerning the forthcoming festival schedule for October 5, 2013. Pls, waiting for your response. You can mail me on for further discussion.
    Many thanks.


  11. Owu will be accorded her place in history through your good work and the efforts of the great sons and daughters of the great kingdom. I would like the great sons and daughters of Oduduwa to accord Ile-Ife, the cradle of the Yoruba race her deserved glory, hence, our culture and history will become a laughing matter among the committee of nations. We should forget the rivalry between the persons of the current occupier of the thrones of the Ooni of Ife and the Alaafin of Oyo but should focus our attention and objectivity of the true history of Yoruba nation. The known fact is that every Yoruba towns trace their ancestral origin directly or indirectly to Ile-Ife but sentimentally, we all shy away from the truth of projecting the image of the town. Kudos to your great efforts and God bless all of you


  12. The ranking of the chiefs did not follow accordinly,my name is asiwaju aderibigbe alao The asiwaju of papa ajao mushin. They dint mention iyalaje owu chief mrs adenike lawal,but her senior sist name chief mrs kudirat sumonu was mention they both stand as my mum, cos their most sis who is my biological mum is dead alhaja taibat olabisi adeniran may her soul rest in perfect peace amen.


    • Chief Aderibigbe.
      I thank you for your observation but am at a loss in understanding what is meant by your statement that the order of arrangement of the chiefs list do not follow accordingly. If it is hierarchy and seniority you mean, the palace is yet to release an official standing on that to the best of my knowledge.
      I however agree with you that this least is not complete and is significantly outdated, but
      it was the only one available to me as at the time it was posted some years ago. A more comprehensive list has been compiled at the tail end of last year which should have been used to update this list. I shall work on it asap when

      time permits.


  13. my name is OYEGBAMI AYEDUN OLADIRAN. pls sir, i will like to know the name of my agbole in owu kingdom. all i can say abt it is owu totoro. sir, i dont know no if you have come across my surname sir (OYEGBAMI), and if you can use it to trace my background for me,i will really appreciate it sir. am very glad to come across this site. am proud of my ORIGIN and i will be more proud now. more GRACE to elbow sir. GOD bless Nigeria, GOD bless OLOWU OF OWU KINGDOM, GOD bless the entire indigenous of OWU KINGDOM.


  14. i laud your efforts in this informative presentation. But the work is devoid of the names of the reigning Obas in the respective Owu towns.


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