Ancient Ọ̀yọ́ Settlements

The current Aláàfin of Ọ̀yọ́, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.

Old Oyo Sites & Migrations :

1. Ọ́YỌ́KORO .

– aboriginal Oyo originally ruled by Oloyokoro Egboro. Later overruled by Oranmiyan as Aláàfin, above the Oloyokoro (not abolished). Also tagged Onílẹ́, to emphasise his superiority over Oloyokoro in the hegemony. Aláàfin later moved on.



2. Ọ̀YỌ́ OKO

– founded by Aláàfin Oranmiyan who later went back to rule Ile Ife leaving behind his son Ajaka as regent. Defended by Sango against Olowu.

3. Ọ̀YỌ́ ILÉ (Ọ́YỌ́KORO)

– resettled by Aláàfin Sango who tricked Oloyokoro to exile).

4. Ọ̀YỌ́ GBERE

– founded by Aláàfin Onigbogi in exile at Bariba country near Borgu, after a Nupe conquest of Oyo.

5. Ọ̀YỌ́ KUSHU

– founded by Aláàfin Ofinran in transit from Gbere to back to Ọ́yọ́koro.

6. Ọ̀YỌ́ IGBOHO

– founded by Aláàfin Egunoju after leaving Kushu and briefly transiting in the town of Shaki.
Aláàfin Orompoto (female) who seriously fortified the Oyo army, and the stern Aláàfin Ajiboyede Sopasan who both ruled at Igboho.

7. Ọ̀YỌ́ KOGBAYE

– a temporary transit camp of Aláàfin Abipa while rebuilding the original Oyo Ilé (Oyo Oro).

8. Ọ̀YỌ́ ORO (OYO ILÉ)

– Oyo Ilé as reoccupied by Aláàfin Abipa (Ọba m’oro) , who was initially deceived by his chiefs at Igboho that it was a ghost country. He was succeeded by Aláàfin Obalokun who jumpstarted the Oyo Empire drive.

9. NEW Ọ̀YỌ́

– founded by Aláàfin Àtiba after dislocation of the old site by the Muslim jihadists.