Stephen Olayiwola Soetan


The paper focuses on the roles of Ado Ekiti in the Ekiti Parapo war. The 19th century history of Yorubaland was characterized with series of wars and crises. The war which was a bold step to throw away the Ibadan hegemony over the eastern Yorubaland saw the coming together of all towns in the eastern Yorubaland, hence the appellation of Ekitiparapo. The coming together of the people however saw the absence of Ado Ekiti in the grand alliance. The reason for Ado Ekiti not participating in the war is highlighted here. This paper therefore examines the factors that are responsible for Ado Ekiti absence in the war.


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