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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A

Unveiling the origins and legacy: The historical trajectory of Ikire town in Yoruba land


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Abstract: Unveil the mystique surrounding Ikire, an ancient Yoruba settlement with uncertain origins. Blending oral tradition and historical evidence, this study recounts the founding by Prince Akinrere, a courageous hunter from Ile-Ife, during the 16th or 17th century. Akinrere's journey involved seeking Osakire's blessings, a paramount deity in Ile-Ife, culminating in the establishment of his rule. The intricate lineage of Akinrere's parentage is examined, revealing intriguing connections. Olaberinjo, Akinrere's son, inherits his father's remarkable hunting prowess, and subsequent generations contribute to Ikire's political and economic landscape. The town's fertile lands and climatic conditions foster a thriving agricultural and trade-based economy. Ikire's governance structure, featuring Akire as monarch and a council of chiefs, underscores its unique governance system. This historical inquiry illuminates Ikire's profound cultural significance within Yoruba heritage, leaving an indelible mark on Nigeria's historical fabric.

DOI: 10.22271/27069109.2023.v5.i2a.222

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Unveiling the origins, legacy: The historical trajectory of Ikire town in Yoruba land. Unveiling the origins and legacy: The historical trajectory of Ikire town in Yoruba land. Int J Hist 2023;5(2):25-28. DOI: 10.22271/27069109.2023.v5.i2a.222
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