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Iwo Kingdom

Iwo Kingdom
Traditional state
Iwo Kingdom is located in Nigeria
Iwo Kingdom
Iwo Kingdom
Country Nigeria
State Osun State
 • Oluwo of Iwo Ashiru Olatunbosun Tadese
Historical Yoruba Cities

The Iwo Kingdom is a traditional state based on the city of Iwo in Osun State, Nigeria. The Yoruba kingdom, whose ruler is titled "Oluwo of Iwo", was established in the 14th century AD.[1]

The Iwo people, like all other people of Yoruba stock are said to have originally belonged to Ile-Ife from where they migrated sometime in the 14th century. The earliest settlement was founded by Adekola Telu, son of the 16th Ooni of Ife, a female called Luwo Gbagida.[1] The present city of Iwo was founded in the 16th or 17th century.[2]


Rulers of Iwo were:[1]

Start End Ruler
1415 1505 Parin
1505 1541 Olayilumi
1550 1610 Adegunodo
1610 1673 Olufate Gbase
1673 1744 Alawusa
1744 1816 Ogunmakinde
1816 1906 Monmodu Ayinla Lamuye
1906 1909 Sunmonu Osunwo
1909 1929 Sanni Alabi Abimbola Lamuye
1929 1930 Seidu Adubiaran Lamuye
1930 1939 Abanikanda Amuda Akande
1939 1952 Kosiru Ande Lamuye
1953 1957 Raifu Ajani Adegoroye
1958 1982 Samuel Omotoso Abimbola
1992 2013 Asiru Olatunbosun Tadese


  1. ^ a b c "History". Iwoland. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  2. ^ "History and traditions of Iwo". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
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