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FULL LIST: See the 42 Past Olubadan of Ibadan

List of Past Olubadan of Ibadan

Following the demise of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr. Mohood Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, who joined his ancestors late Thursday evening, a lot of people especially non indigenes have asked for the names of the past Olubadan of Ibadanland.

So far, 42 Obas have ruled the ancient city of Ibadan since Yoruba took over the territory in 1820.

Below is the list of the 42 Olubadan of Ibadan

  1. (One year): Lagelu – 1820
  2. (Six years): Baale Maye Okunade – 1820-1826
  3. (Four years): Baale Oluyendun Labosinde – 1826-1830
  4. (Five years): Baale Lakanle – 1830-1835
  5. (15 Years): Basorun Oluyole Ojaba – 1835-1850
  6. (One year): Baale Oderinlo Opeagbe Idiomo/Kure – 1850-1851
  7. (13 Years): Baale Oyesile Olugbode Ita Baale – 1851-1864
  8. (One year): Ba’ale Ibikunle – 1864-1865
  9. (Two Years): Basorun Ogumola Mapo – 1865-1867
  10. (Three Years): Balogun Beyioku Akere Onitamperin – 1867-1870
  11. (One year): Baale Orowusi (Awarun) Kobomoje – 1870-1871
  12. (14 Years): Aare Oadoke Latoosa Oke-Are – 1871-1885
  13. (Eight Years): Balogun Ajayi Osungbekun Kobmoje – 1885-1893
  14. (Two Years): Baate Fijabi 1 (Omo Babalola) Oritamerin – 1893-1895
  15. (Two Years): Baale Osuntoki Olusun Agbeni – 1895-1897
  16. (Five Years): Badorun Fajimi (Yerombi) Oranyan – 1897-1902
  17. (Two Years): Baale Mosaderin Sunlehinmi Oranyan – 1902-1904
  18. (Three Years): Baale Dada Opadare Mapo – 1904-1907
  19. (Three Years): Basorun Sumonu Apanpa Isale-Osi – 1907-1910
  20. (Two Years): Baale Akintayo Awanibaku Elenpe Bere, Aboke – 1910-1912
  21. (Two Years): Baale Irefin (Omo Ogundeyi) Oke Ofa Babasale – 1912-1914
  22. (11 Years): Baale Shitu (Omo Are Latosa) Oke Are 1914-1925 11
  23. (Five Years): Baale Oyewole Aiyejenku Omo Foko Oke Foko – 1925-1930
  24. (16 Years): Olubadan Okunola Abaasi Alesinloye Isale Ijebu – 1930-1946
  25. (Three Months): Olubadan Fagbinrin Akere II Oritamerin – 1946-1946
  26. (Eight Months): Olubadan Oyetunde I Eleta – 1946-1946
  27. (One year): Olubadan Akintunde Bioku Oleyo, Oranyan – 1947-1948
  28. (Four Years): Olubadan Fijabi II Oritamerin – 1948-1952
  29. (Three Months): Olubadan Memudu Alli Iwo Gbenla – 1952- 1952
  30. (Three Months): Olubadan Igbintade Apete Oke Ofa – 1952-1955
  31. (Nine Years): Oba Isaac Babalola Akinyele Alafara – 1955-1964
  32. (Two Months): Oba Yesufu Kobiowu Oranyan – 1964-1964
  33. (Six Years): Oba Salawu Akanbi Aminu Adeoyo – 1965-1971
  34. (Five Years): Oba Shittu Akintola Oyetunde II Eleta – 1971- 1976
  35. (One year): Oba Gbadamosi Akanbi Adebimpe Odinjo – 1976- 1977
  36. (Five Years): Oba Daniel Tayo Akinbiyi Elekuro – 1977-1982
  37. (10 Years): Oba Yesufu Oloyede Asanike IdiAro – 1983- 1993
  38. (Six Years): Oba Emmanuel Adegboyega Operinde Isale Ijebu – 1993-1999
  39. (Eight Years): Oba Yinusa B. Ogundipe Arapasowu I Oranyan – 1999-2007
  40. (Nine Years): Oba Samuel Odulana Olugade I- 2007–2016
  41. (Six Years): Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji – 2016–2022
  42. (Two Years): Oba Lekan Balogun – 2022–2024.
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Oba Owolabi Olakulehin

All things being equal, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, the Balogun of Ibadanland and leader of the military line in the Olubadan system, will ascend to the position of Olubadan, becoming the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland. May his days be long.

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