Here is the full List of all Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. This is the list of all former holders to the current holder.
Many Yoruba history enthusiast would want to know the past Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. The Yoruba tradition is a rich one and the Aare Ona Kakanfo is one of the top titles among the Yoruba people, as he is the foremost war General of the people.
Though according to history, some of the Aare Ona Kakanfo stories ended up sour, most notably Afonja of Ilorin, this has not stopped the rich tradition from being continued.
The National Coordinator of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams has recently being installed as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, nineteen years after the death of the 14th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.
The installation of Gani Adams was carried out by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III.
Brief Biography of Gani Adams the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland
Adams, an indigene of Arigidi-Akoko in Ondo State, is also the Convener of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU), Founder of Gani Adams Foundation, Chief Promoter of Olokun Festival Foundation and the Chairman/CEO of Donyx Global Concept.
Full List Of All Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland
Checkout the list of all the people to have been installed as the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.
1. Kokoro Gangan of Iwoye
2. Oyapote of Iwoye
3. Oyabi of Ajase
4. Adeta of Jabata
5. Oku of Jabata
6. Afonja of Ilorin
7. Toyeje of Ogbomosho
8. Edun of Gbogun
9. Amepo of Abemo
10. Kurumi of Ijaye
11. Ojo Aburumaku of Ogbomosho (son of Toyeje of Ogbomosho)
12. Latoosa of Ibadan
13. Lakode Akintola of Ogbomosho (Premier of the Western region in the First Republic)
14. MKO Abiola of Abeokuta (the only man in history to simultaneously hold the titles of Basorun of Ibadan and Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland).
15. Gani Adams
That puts a close to this post “History: Full List Of All Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland (All former holders to date).” I hope you found this informative and helpful.