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Orompoto – The First Female/Transgender Alaafin Of Oyo

The story of Orompoto stands out in history because of the patriarchal nature of the Nigerian society. It is generally believed that the seat of a king belong to the male folks. It is often unusual to hear of female rulers in Nigeria especially in a state like Oyo. There are traditional laws that bar […]

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Luwoo Gbagida – First And Only Female Ooni Of Ife

History isn’t entirely kind to Luwoo Gbagida and this is primarily because of the lack of written evidence. However, oral tradition attests to the reign of Luwoo Gbagida as the 21st Ooni of Ife. There are various accounts of the reign of Luwoo as Ooni of Ife. Some regarded her as brave and just while […]