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Ondo Kingdom: Social Life Descent, Inheritance and Succession

Ondo kinship ideology today is highly bilateral with an emphasis on patrilineality. Unlike other Yoruba kingdoms, however, the Ondo possess a strong tendency toward matrifocality. This is expressed in the kinship term, Omiye mi, which simply means “my maternal kin,” but which is a household word and constitutes a fundamental tenet …

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Synopsis Of His Royal Majesty Late Oba (Dr.) Festus Ibidapo Adesanoye Adedinsewo “CFR” Osungbelola 11 (Osemawe and Paramount Ruler Of Ondo Kingdom 1991-2006)

BIRTH Late HRM Oba F. I. Adesanoye was born in 1930 into Leyo Royal Ruling House in Ondo Kingdom as the only Son of his Father among four wives. PARENT His Father was Late Prince Joseph Adesanoye and His Grandfather was late Prince Adedinsewo younger brother of Late HRM Oba …

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Ọdun Ọba Festival in Ondo Kingdom

The Odun Oba which comes up in July each year seems to suggest a total subjugation of the people of Ode – Ondo to the Osemawe and his hordes. The Odun – Oba in Ondo normally lasts for seven days. Nine days before the festival, an official announcement is made. …

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Ondo Kingdom Terrain

The Ondo Kingdom, in its pre-colonial setting, comprised the area which lies on latitude 7°6′ north, and 4°50′ (7 degree, 6 minutes and four degree, fifty minutes) east, in the tropical rain forest belt ofNigeria. It was bounded in the north by the modern Akure and Obokun Local Government Areas; in the …

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History Of Ondo Kingdom

Sitting among the thickly forested planes that characterize southwestern Nigeria are the towns and communities that make up the Ondo Kingdom. Located some 300kilometres to the north-east of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve centre and 45kilometres west of Akure, the Ondo State capital, the Kingdom is easily reached by road from all parts of the …

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Role of Osemawe-In-Council

It is most appropriate and necessary to throw more light on the exalted role of Osemawe and Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom. The Institution of Rulership in Ondo from the inception is hierarchical with clear cut protocols, procedures and guidelines to prevent abuse or dummying down of the Royal exalted …

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Things you should know about Ondo

Ondo town is about 48 Kilometres from Akure, the Capital of Ondo State. It is an ancient settlement animated with colour, life and serves as an embodiment and meeting point of ancient civilization and modernization. Topography: The town has a conductive investment climate and a favourable tropical weather with average rainfall …

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Profile of Ode Ondo (Ondo Town)

Introduction Situated in the Southwestern belt of the Nigerian rainforest, Ode Ondo or Ondo City has a population of half a million people, making it one of the largest cities in the state named after it. Its traditional ruler, the Osemawe is a descendant of Oodua, the founding King of …

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Traditional Games In Ondo Ekimogun Kingdom

There are many ways of passing time in Ondo Ekimogun Kingdom. Males, Females, Adults, Children and the Aged have their different pastimes. The games adults play are different from those children. While adults usually play Ayo-Lopon game, the children have as one of their favorites, the game Lako. LAKO: Generally, …

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