The History of Ibadan part 28 : The Leadership of Ibadan Under Baale Oyesile
AYÉ BAÁLE oYEȘILÉ
(Alias Baále Olugbode)
Awon oriki Baále Olúgbode ni wonyii:-
Májolàgbé Adénipò gbin kaka-ka, oko Adépolá
Sangósokun tii je Åàrę Ebiti kaka-ka, oko Adépolá
Kokokuku Olumore biti ti o gbojú kò lė på igbin
Akộ nijó orån ó sunwon
Atorun wá j’Ajàyí laáyé A roso l¢ dgsin, gko Adékúnkink:
Baále Ibàdàn tii jórúko tiyaa o sgmo A raba”lę dogun,
Apáta pári para rệ lájubà
Ijanlapa jare osó
Májolagbe n reti eni ti o kộ oun þni o soore fün alé àná are
Ori sowo Ogbó dèrè oko Lộri Kijipá lașo Agbà;
Ojo pa gbodogi ro poroporo Agba ti ko ni Tobí
Ojo pa agogo dún hùn okünrin Kô roju, ‘ó ra kijipá
Apá ekoro lo ko kawusa
Ibi yiyikiri ló mo;
A bógùn yí gbiri l’ájà
O şán ‘se sápá ộtün!
Baále Badân ni alapo eya,
O şán s’apå ósi
Baále Bádán n ponibon
Amúnilólę kö m’ohun ti n şe ni
Qle o so tilemi ko,
Lakúnpộ turu awólę,
Kikùnlė okùnrin, Lábilėj¢!
Bi eni dúró ni;
EléVpe f’ökò jà sole,
Sangósekün ti j’Arç.
O np’onibon àsişori;
Sàngóşekùn ti j’Arę
Má şè “lèkệ, mà Ya’yun A kò n’jo oran ko sunwon
Kanrinkàn gb’oko firàn oko Apité
Oyesile Baale Olugbode hailed from Kuta, and he was one of the people who found themselves in Ibadan through crisis just like others. He became the Baale in the year 1851 AD.
During the time of Baale Olugbode, it was a good regime, things are going well, there is peace in the town of Ibadan and the town’s economy is booming well. It was during the time of Baale Oyesile, popularly known as Baale Olugbode that Ibadan became more wealthier and have more slaves, with war Ibadan then was able to subdue several other towns under his control.
Here are the Chiefs during the time of Bale Olugbode
Ibikunle as Balogun
Ogunmola as Otun Balogun
Osundina as Otun Balogun (he is the father of Basorun Apampa)
Akere as Asipa Balogun
Orowusi as Ekerin Balogun
Latosa as Are Ago Balogun
Abayomi as Agia Balogun
Ajayi Jegede as Seriki, Odunjo became seriki after the death of Ajayi Jegede
These above-listed chiefs are the Important chiefs that are known during this time, because they are the ones who lead the war and whatever they have said or concluded on is final.
Here is the list of other chiefs who stay with Baale all times and don’t go to war
Sunmola as Otun Bale
Tunbosun as Are Ago Baale and so on
This was the time Ogboriefon was Bada, Awanibaku (Baale Akintayo’s father) was the stay home Balogun for Ogunmola.
The chiefs at the time of Baale Olugbode were Powerful and courageous people, they have so many eulogies and achievements such that their names can never be forgotten in history. The surprising thing during the time of Baale Olugbode was that, there was no conspiracy, neither was there political or economic crisis throughout his rule, which shows there is unity among his chiefs and they have no atom of jealousy, hatred or conspiracy, and he himself isn’t a greedy person
The second Amazing thing about Bale Olugbode was that it was during his time that the Omo Alade Alafia parish brought Christianity to Ibadan, and he never for one discomforted these groups of people or stop them from shilling for their ministries.
Baale Olugbode is one of the Longest serving Baale in Ibadan because the regime of all his predecessors was filled with crisis, disunity, and conspiracy
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