BREAKING NEWS: Free Websites to all Owu Communities!

Owulakoda.com is offering free websites (subdomains) to all Owu communities worldwide who are registered with the Royal Union of Owu People (RUOP)!

This is part of our website’s contributions to the development of Owu history, culture, and modern information delivery systems at all Owu community levels, and solidarity with RUOP at 21, as an anniversary gift to all Owu people.

Since the inception of owulakoda.com in 2008, there have been comments about the seeming Owu-Abeokuta bias of the website and many observers had proposed a more pan-Owu approach to the site. It is in response to these requests that we have chosen the most appropriate moment to unwrap our gift package to all the Owu communities, the 21st anniversary of the union, hosting at Abeokuta on the 7th and 8th of December, 2012.

The free websites shall operate in this fashion:

They shall be managed with our hosting account under the address of owulakoda.com, but shall include their own distinctive addresses or identity as a prefix.

For example, if Owu-Obaloyan community wants its own site under this scheme, it may be addressed as obaloyan.owulakoda.com, likewise if Orile-Owu also seek a presence, it shall read as orileowu.owulakoda.com etc.

The advantage to the participating communities is that they will be able to project their local history, opinions and related news and information to the whole world in exactly the way they desire… totally free of charge as we shall bear the costs and technical details of hosting their sub-domain websites!

The major condition however is that members of the various communities will have to provide the history and other contents they want to feature on their individual sites, and perhaps also a specific person as co-author to assist with managing contents and comments on those sites. The regularity of contents and dynamism of these sites will totally depend on these inputs since we at owulakoda .com are limited by resource and logistics to take up any major extra responsibilities.

It is thus hereby publicly announced that all communities interested in benefiting from this scheme make their interest known to either the RUOP executive body either through their zonal representatives, by email directly to this website through ashiwaju@owulakoda.com, or at the floor of the 21st Owu Convention in Abeokuta.

Why are we doing this?

We came online specifically to serve, project, and propagate the great Owu heritage to the whole of the universe, and we aim to do just that with all our ability…with or without any human assistance, so help us God!

Moreover, we are convinced that all Owu people, big or small, should have a voice to communicate their mighty presence to the world!

HAPPY 21st UNIFICATION ANNIVERSARY to all Omo Ajibosin worldwide.

ANLUGBUA A GBE WA O!

Ajibola Family – An Owu Abeokuta Royal Lineage

I have been inundated with numerous requests for the family history of the Ajibolas, a ruling family in the Owu Abeokuta quarters for quite a while that I have now decided to put the matter to rest by addressing it once and for all, thanks to the discovery of an ongoing project on the very same matter.

In a nutshell, here goes:

The Ajibola family is directly descended from Oba Akijala of Orile-Owu (Owu-Ipole) who was the second to the last Olowu of the community before the 1825 war which destroyed the city-state.

However, the family is also indirectly related to Oba Akinjobi, the very last Olowu of Owu-Ipole through some fraternal ancestry.

Latinlu, a son of Oba Akijala and the direct linear ancestor of the Ajibolas was a half brother of Olugbade, both being sons of the Oba but of different mothers.

Ogboja, a princess of Oyo and mother of Olugbade was later betrothed to Oba Akinjobi who succeeded Oba Akijala upon the latter’sA ascension to his ancestors, to whom she bore Ewuola, Olugbade’s half brother who may thus also be regarded as the quasi-half brother of Latinlu. This system of intra-marriages was very predominant among the early Owu people such that there was hardly a family which did not have blood ties with virtually all other Owu families, with the high risk of incest occurring.

Latinlu gave birth to Ileyilaagba (the man who established the Ileyilaagba compound now called Alebiosu compound in Abeokuta), who was to marry…

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