Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ijebu what a great nation

See a write up by my Uncle about The Ijebus Nation
Bolujo Gregory
20 Amazing Facts About Ijebus:
1. Ijebus were the first people to have contact with Europeans in 14th century.
2. Ijebus were the first to be educated by western education.
3. Ijebu is the largest Ethnic group in Nigeria.
4. First people to manufacture gears of wars in history of Nigeria.
5. First people to contend the slavery extortion in the region.
6. The first people to invent money made from cowry shell, later made
Coin called
"PANDORA", which acceptable through Africa and Europe.
7. Ijebus were first settlement in Lagos and Ibadan.
8. Ijebu is the only tribe in Nigeria that has its origin from bible days.
9. According to the Biblical account;The Jebusites were a Canaanite tribe who
inhabited and built Jerusalem prior to its conquest by King David
10. Ijebu was the first indigenous CLERK to European missionaries.
11. The Europeans observers found them more intelligent than the other
groups in Nigeria.
12. When Oduduwa was blind, Ijebu King (fifth Awujale) was the one to provide
remedy to restore the sight.
13. Ijebu known for sociality, integrity, and hardwork .
14. Ijebu was the one to raise agitation for emancipation from colonialism.
15. Ijebu King(Orimolusi) was second Oba appointed by colonial master
for London conference in 1957 to negotiate Independence.
16. Chief Obafemi Awolowo was the first individual in the modern era to be named
Leader of the Yorubas (Asiwaju Omo Oodua)
17. The richest black woman in the world, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, is
an Ijebu woman from Ikorodu Lagos(waterside Ijebu)
18. Ijebu man was first Nigerian to play in English premier league in early 60s.
18. Ijebu famous with Egungun festival, Agemo festival, Ojude Oba festival etc.
19. Mike Adenuga, an Ijebu man was first Nigerian to single handedly
own Oil Mining and Telecomunication (GLO)
20. Ijebu man was first musician to perform outside the shore of Nigeria.
What a great Nation!

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