Introduction the yoruba states, benin, and dahomey of west africa attracted international attention between the 16th and 19th centuries not only because of their referred to the òyó the most powerful of a group of different but culturally and linguistically related states in present-day southwestern nigeria. The yoruba people are an ethnic group of southwestern and north-central nigeria, as well as southern and central benin together, these regions are known as yorubaland the yoruba constitute over 40 million people in total the majority of this population is from nigeria, and the yoruba make up. 1 yoruba nationalism: culture, politics and violence in south-western nigeria ( 1900-2009) aderemi suleiman ajala, phd1 introduction this paper is part of an ongoing book project that deals with the history of yoruba national- ism, a locally- conceived nationalism that operates within a heterogeneous state and differs. Funmilayo ransome-kuti (1900-1978), a leading activist during nigerian women's anti-colonial struggles, belonged to the egba subgroup of the yoruba people1 the people now collectively known as the yoruba trace their origin to the sacred city of ile-ife, where, according to myth, the human race was created the word. From the northern peoples congress (npc), and change the political history of the division was one of introduction kabba division was one of the four divisions of the then kabba province in northern nigeria it comprised of the yoruba speaking areas of owe, ijumu, bunu, east and west yagba and the southern.
Other dominant languages spoken are hausa, yoruba, ibo, and fulani hausa and fulani are primarily in the north yoruba is in the southwest, while ibos are located in the southeast the country has had varying degrees of freedom of the press over its tumultuous history there has generally been a diversity of voices in. Today there are estimated to be more than 250 ethnic groups in nigeria while no single group enjoys an absolute numeric majority, four major groups constitute 60% of the population: hausa-fulani in the north, yoruba in the west, and igbo in the east other groups include: kanuri, binis, ibibio, ijaw, itsekiri, efik, nupe, tiv,. Yorùbá identity and power politics covers the major issues on yorùbá identity, history, and politics, thus offering a solid understanding of one of the most imp.
History nigeria has a long history, with its roots in early civilisations of distinguished artistry the plateau area around jos was a meeting point for cultural in 1884, british control expanded with the creation of the oil rivers protectorate, set up under treaties with yoruba rulers, and then the north, while the igbo were. Pre-colonial to the post- colonial period of the yoruba history in nigeria the paper concludes africa, power introduction the yoruba word ola is synonymously associated with wealth in english usage it is used to illustrate, describe or suggests persons who are honoured and famous in terms of. At independence the federal constitution divided the country into three principalities, each run by one of the main ethnic groups: the hausa-fulani in the north, the yoruba in the south-west and the igbo in the south-east i consider myself a yoruba before i'm a nigerian that's my immediate instant identity.
Tiv an ethnic group (taraba and benue states) umuleri a sub-ethnic group within the igbo ethnic group urhobo an ethnic group yoruba an ethnic group a history of identities, violence, and stability in nigeria by eghosa e osaghae and rotimi t suberu 1 introduction nigeria is usually characterised as a deeply. History of nigeria including historic regions, fulani and sokoto, british explorers, ss alburkah, trade and anti-slavery, british colonial rule, independence and in the savanna grasslands and the forest regions west of the niger, between the hausa kingdoms and the coast, the yoruba people are the dominant tribes. Introduction the history of ethnic minority politics in nigeria started with the henry commission of 1959 when the minority groups in the southern and nigeria's three largest ethnic groups, the hausa–fulani, yoruba, and igbo, represent 71 percent of the population (although as in most of africa, ethnic. Nigeria - history: evidence of human occupation in nigeria dates back thousands of years the oldest and ebira notable in the south were the yoruba states of ife and oyo, the edo state of benin, the itsekiri state of warri, the efik state of calabar, and the ijo (ijaw) city-states of nembe, elem kalabari, bonny, and okrika.
Traditional political systems of southern nigeria the prestige of the yoruba kingdoms was at its highest at the end of the seventeenth century, but long before that time yorubaland was politically weil organized according to a tradi- tion reviewed during the 19405 and 19505, the origin of the yorubas was a. The documented history of the yoruba people begins with the oyo empire, which became dominant in the early 17th century the older traditions of the formerly dominant ile-ife kingdom are largely oral in nature contents [hide] 1 before oyo 2 oyo empire 3 modern history 4 references 5 bibliography before oyo[edit. 1873–ca 1938) he asserts that the modern manifestations of satire and social criticism in contemporary yoruba art are vividly presented in editorial cartooning which was started by akinola lasekan (1916–1974) in pre-independence nigeria satires of power is situated within the larger framework of yoruba satirical culture.
Upon discovery or rather “exposure” of some of these ancient and complex artworks and structures in nigeria in the 1990s, archaeologists and historians from europe, called for a reassessment of west african history yoruba and benin bronze works were of such an advanced stage and noted to be. Yet, its subsequent history is one of economic difficulty, political violence, and growing poverty amongst its peoples in a book entitled path to nigerian freedom, obafemi awolowo, later to be a prominent yoruba politician in independent nigeria, spelled out his view of the nature of the colonial territory known as nigeria. Cloth talks: a study of cloth among the yoruba in nigeria dr r a olaoye, department of history university of ilorin, ilorin, nigeria introduction the centrality of cloth in the life of humans is rather incontrovertible cloth ranks among the most basic necessities of life, such as food,. Toyin falola and matthew m heaton address this predicament with an immensely readable and up-to-date introduction to nigerian history strategies of expansion in the age of imperialism, but also provide an insight into the agency of local groups in the contradictory struggles preceding the creation of the colonial state.