Traditional Administration of Igbogbo Kingdom
According to the tradition, early settlers in what today known as Igbogbo Kingdom were More, Mokun, Itun-Nla and Abosan settlers. Thereafter these early settlers, there were other wave of migrants that also settled in Igbogbo.
The history of Obaship in Igbogbo is as old as the town itself and according to the oral tradition, the traditional administration of the ancient town was administered by the Elegures and later by the Oloja of Igbogbo.
Several Elegures were said to have ruled Igbogbo at different times before 1900 and the first Oloja (which was later changed to Oba) was Oba Kashimawo.The title changed to Obaship during the reign of Oba Kashimawo whose reign started before 1900 and ended in 1905.
Other Obas that reigned in Igbogbo before the present Adeboruwa (HRM Oba (Barr.) SemiudeenOrimadegunKasali, Emu-Goriade I) were:
Oba Osho-Ojuba 1905-1931
Oba Banjoko 1931-1933
Oba Banmosu 1933-1939
Oba Festus MolajaOgunlewe 1940-1974
Oba Joseph OmodeinwajayeOdugbose 1975-1977
Oba Dr Johnson OlatunjiFatola 1979-2016.
Kingmakers In Igbogbo
The Igbogbo Kingmakers are:
The Olisa, who is the Prime Minister and the head of the Council of Kingmakers. The present occupant of the position is High Chief AdebolaSholanke
The Aro (the position is currently vacant)
The Odofin, the position is being presently occupied by High Chief AladeDuduyemiTajudeenOnasanya
The Oluwo, the position is being presently occupied by High Chief AdenijiOlorunwo, and
The Apena, a position being presently occupied by High Chief Obafemi Obayomi.
Ruling Houses In Igbogbo
By virtue of the 1957 Oloja of IgbogboChieftiancy Declaration, four ruling houses are entitled to the Adeboruwa stool. They are:
Faduga Ruling house
Ayanfolu Ruling house
Rademo Ruling house and
Ijaolu Ruling house (in that order).
The present occupant of the Adeboruwa (Oloja) stool, HRM Oba SemiudeenOrimadegunKasali, Emu-Goriade I, emerged from the Ijaolu Ruling House of Igbogbo.
Important Festivals/Deities/Shrines In Igbogbo
OrisaOja (Market deity)
Alale (Owner of the land)
Ushendo (The Settler)
Agbala (Seat of Agemo)