Titles of Traditional Rulers in Yoruba Land

Alaafin of Oyo

In Yoruba land, apart from “Oba“, the general term for kings, each king or traditional ruler has his own royal title which distinguishes him from other kings. Here are some titles of kings/ traditional rulers in Yoruba land.

*Alaafin of Oyo

*Ooni of Ife,

*Alake of Egba

*Olubadan of Ibadan

*Awujale of Ijebu-Ode

*Alaketu of Ketu

*Olowu of Owu

*Orangun of Ila

*Olupopo of Popo

*Eleko of Eko

*Deji of Akure

*Eleruwa of Eruwa

*Olu of Itori

*Alaga of Aga-Olowo

*Olusi of Usi

*Olofa of Ofa

*Timi of Ede

*Onidanre of Idanre

*Soun of Ogbomosho

*Akarigbo of Remo

*Olu of Mushin

*Alaperu of Iperu

*Emir of Ilorin

*Onisaga of Isaga

*Onikoyi of Ikoyi

*Olubara of Ibara

*Onisabe of Isabe

*Elejigbo of Ejigbo

*Lalupo of Gbagura

*Oluyewa of Aiyetoro

*Olota of Ota

*Olu of Ilaro

*Olufi of Gbogan

*Okere of Saki

*Ataoja of Osogbo

*Olowo of Owo

*Attah of Ayiede Ekiti

*Osemawe of Ondo

*Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye

*Owa Obokun of Ijesa

*Oba of Okeho

*Ayangburen of Ikorodu

*Asero of Ijero

*Ogoga of Ikere

*Orimolusi of Ijebu-Igbo

*Eleruwa of Eruwa

*Akaran of Badagry

*Alakire of Ikire

*Osolo of Isolo

*Olota of Ota

*Olu of Ilaro

*Onikoyi of Ikoyi

*Apetu of Ipetumodu

*Olu of Mushin

*Alaye of Efon Alaaye

*Ewi of Ado-Ekiti

If you know some other titles of Yoruba traditional rulers/ kings not listed above, kindly add it in the comment box.
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184 thoughts on “Titles of Traditional Rulers in Yoruba Land

  1. Onikoyi of Ikoyi-Ekiti, Asaba of Isaba-Ekiti,Olorin of Orin -Odo ekiti, Alasin of Asin-Ekiti, Elekole of Ikole Ekiti They are all in Ikole LG areaFROM FAGG

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  2. Olu of Oworo kingdom, Olu of Apata-Oworo, Obaro of Jakura-Oworo, Bajana of Obajana-Oworo, Maasi of Agbaja-Oworo (kogi state)

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