54 OBAS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO WEAR CROWNS IN YORUBALAND

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THE LIST OF 54 OBAS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO WEAR CROWNS IN YORUBALAND COMPILED IN 1931.

The 1931 list of the 54 Obas is re-produced exactly as published in the Nigerian Tribune of 6 April, 1987 as follows:

1.Ooni of Ife (The source).
2. Alaafin - Oyo.
3. Olowu - Abeokuta.
4. Oba Ado - Ado Bini.
5. Oore Otun - Otun Ekiti.
6. Orangun - Ila.
7. Awujale - Ode.
8. Apero - Ijero.
9. Olojudo - Ido Ogundaru.
10. Ilara - Ara.
11. Elekole - Ikole.
12. Owa - Ijesa.
13. Oloye - Oye
14. Alake - Abeokuta.
15. Ewi - Ado.
16. Alaaye - Efon.
17. Ologotun.
18. Akarigbo - Shagamu.
19. Oloyi Ife - Oyi Ife (Jebba).
20. Agura - Abeokuta.
21. Ogoga - Ikere.
22. Oshemowe - Ondo.
23. Oshile - Abeokuta.
24. Elemure - Emure.
25. Onigbajo - Igbajo.
26. Olowo Oko - Owo.
27. Olowo Ile - Owo.
28. Ewusi - Shagamu (Onimakun)
29. Onise - Ise.
30. Olojudo - Ido Efon.
31. Owa Idanre.
32. Alajogun - Ajase.
33. Oba Dada - Dahomey.
34. Onibara - Abeokuta.
35. Onire - Ire ti Oye.
36. Oloton - oton Koro.
37. Owa Igbara - Igbara
38. Olojudo - Ido Oshun.
39. Oniseri - Iseri.
40. Oloja Oke - Imesi I.
*41. Oloja Oke - Imesi II (Now Owa-Ooye of Okemesi).*
42. Ologere -Ogere.
43. Olo... - Obagun.
44. Elepe - Shagamu (Alupon).
45. Owalubo - Ubo.
46. Onilawe - Ilawe.
47. Onipokia - Ipokia.
48. Onitede - Tede.
49. Olohan - Ohan (Ara).
50. Alapa - Agbonda.
51. Oloba - Akure.
52. Oniro - Iro.
53. Olota - Otta.
54. Onitori - Itori.

In 1937, the first conference of all Obas of Yorubaland held at Oyo, The Ooni of Ife presided. In 1938, the second conference was held at Ife, the Ooni of Ife presided. In 1939, the conference was held in Ibadan, the Ooni of Ife presided.
In 1940, the conference of Yoruba Obas was held at Abeokuta, the Ooni of Ife presided. In 1941, the conference was held at Ijebu-Ode the Ooni of Ife presided.

In 1942, the conference was held at Benin City the Ooni of Ife presided. It was the custom at the conference for the Ooni of Ife to sit in the east and the other Obas on his right and left.
 

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