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List of Alaafin (Kings) of Oyo

Below is the list of all Alaafin (King) of Oyo

  • Oranmiyan- 1300- ??
  • Ajaka- ??
  • Sango- ??
  • Ajaka- (Second reign)
  • Aganju- ??
  • Kori- 1400- ??
  • Oluaso- 1500-??
  • Onigbogi- 1500- ??

  •  Ofirin- ???? to ????
  • Eguguojo- ???? to ????
  •  Orompoto- ???? to ????
  •  Abipa- 1600 to ????
  • Obalokun- ???? to ????
  • Oluodo- ???? to ????
  • Ajagbo- ???? to ????
  •  Odarawu- ???? to ????
  • Kanran- ???? to ????
  •  Jayin- ???? to ????
  •  Ayibi- ???? to ????
  • Osiyago- ???? to ????
  • Ojigi- c. 1728 to 1730
  • Gberu- c. 1730 to 1746
  • 1746 Amuniwaiye
  • 1746 to 1754 Onisile
  • 1754 Labisi
  • 1754 Awonbioju
  • 1754 Agboluaje
  • 1754 to 1770 Majeogbe
  • c. 1770 to 1789 Abiodun
  • 1789 to 1796 Awole Arogangan
  • 1796 to 1797 Adebo

 

  • 1797  to 1802- The Alaafin throne was vacant during this period

 

  • 1802 to 1830 Majotu
  • 1830 to 1833 Amodo
  • 1833 to 1835 Oluewu
  • 1837 to 1859 Atiba Atobatele (at new capital)
  • 1859 to 1875 Adelu
  • 1876 to 1888 Adeyemi I Alowolodu
  • 1888 to 1905 Adeyemi I Alowolodu (as British Vassal)
  • 1905 to 1911 Lawani Agogoja (as British Vassal)
  • 1911 to 1944 Siyanbola Onikepe Oladigbolu I (as British Vassal)
  • 1944 to 1945 Regent (as British Vassal)
  • 1945 to 1955 Adeyemi II Adeniran (as British Vassal) 
  • 1955 to 1956 Regent (as British Vassal) 
  • 1956 to 1960 Bello Gbadegesin Oladigbolu II (as British Vassal)
  • 1960 to 1968 Bello Gbadegesin Oladigbolu II (as Nigerian Traditional Monarch) 
  • 19 November 1970 to Present Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III (as Nigerian Traditional Monarch)

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Cite this article as: Teslim Omipidan. (June 6, 2017). List of Alaafin (Kings) of Oyo. OldNaija. Retrieved from https://oldnaija.com/2017/06/06/list-of-alaafin-kings-of-oyo/

17 Comments

  1. infact its very awesome, cuz i used it as presentation with my fellow colleague in history and international studies department in university of ilorin, the lecturer is very delighted with the structure, dressings, and the presentation itself and he ranked us to high esteem among all other group. oyo history is very interesting ooo

  2. I find this really interesting Mr Teslim.. Weldon for the great work…
    please I’d like to ask if I can get story on how the Alaafin KORI rule… what’s is rule like and his behavior.. may be a full cap of his story will be highly appreciated.. Mr Teslim

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