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Beyond Oduduwa and Ife, Oluwo of Iwo is a key figure in Yoruba history

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Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, Oluwo of Iwoland, has asserted that the Yoruba ancestral house lies beyond Ile-Ife and has asked historians working on the study of the Yoruba ancestral home to be objective in their research and documentation.

Oba Akanbi, in a statement released by his media assistant Alli Ibraheem in Osogbo on Monday, said that focusing just on Yoruba history in Ile-Ife would be a disservice to the people of Yorubaland.

The king boasted that the Yoruba are the first humans created and that they represent the epitome of distinction, brilliance, and greatness.

According to him, the traditional system of government in Nigeria was established in Ile-Ife by Oduduwa, who used the crown as a symbol of power.

Yoruba scholars were challenged by Oba Akanbi to learn more about Oduduwa, a clan that claims descent from Ola Mu Iru Dudu Yi (also known as Lamurudu).

Yorubas are blessed with an innate capacity for greatness. We are the original humans. We are the people that trace our ancestry back to Lamurudu, the first mighty guy to construct the largest structure ever. Oduduwa and Ile-Ife aren’t the end of our story. If we only remember these two events, we are doing our forefathers a disservice by ignoring the many other significant milestones in our history.

I put it to Yoruba linguists to find out where Oduduwa came from and how creative it is. There needs to be an objective investigation into his ancestry. Before he made his home at Ile-Ife, he had to leave elsewhere. The Yoruba are hence not believed to have originated in Ile-Ife.

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To properly record Yoruba history, it is imperative to include all relevant ancient crowns and interested parties. We have won, and now we are powerful and prosperous. “Therefore, it is imperative that we prove our ancestry to be superior to that of our ancestors,” he argued.

In addition, he said, “I am a direct offspring of Oduduwa.” The Yoruba appear to be the empirical birthplace of humanity. Adamo, the first man made, originated in Yoruba. I have read a lot about Adamo coins and other related topics. To fully grasp what Adamo means, I have applied my research to not just Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc., but also the Yoruba religion, which involves direct contact to Olodumare with no middlemen. I’ve been proven right by a number of discoveries. Adamo, which translates to “Eni ti a da ninu amo,” means “created from the red earth.” I’m inviting Yoruba scholars to dig deeper into this topic.

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