Ibadan’s Unique System

The traditional chieftaincy system that produces the Olubadan of Ibadanland essentially consists of two approved lines—OTUN and BALOGUN lines; each line having a 23-step rung on either ladder in a promotional system that abhors supersession unless there is an exceptionally grave circumstance. Originally the Otun line is the civil line while the Balogun line is the military. There is a truncated line of the SERIKI expectedly a short line (now elongated) reserved for the young militants forming part of the BALOGUN line. This aspect of the matter is sub-judice and can therefore not be elaborated upon. There is in addition a distinct IYALODE line created to take care of the interests of the women folk in the community. This female line has also grown to have a 23-rung ladder. However, the system does not permit a woman to aspire to become the Olubadan. Persons in the two male lines must go through a step by step system of chieftaincy promotion to reach the throne of Olubadan of Ibadanland as shown in Table 1 hereunder :-

TRADITIONAL CHIEFS IN OTUN OLUBADAN CHIEFTAINCY LINE

S/N NAMES TITLE
1 High Chief Omowale Kuye (OFR) Otun Olubadan
2 High Chief (Senator) Lekan Balogun Osi Olubadan
3 High Chief (Senator) Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja Ashipa Olubadan
4 High Chief Eddy Oyewole Ekerin Olubadan
5 Senior Chief Abiodun Kola Daisi Ekarun Olubadan
6 Senior Chief S. Amidu Ajibade Abese Olubadan
7 Senior Chief Emiola Adesina Maye Olubadan
8 Senior Chief Adebayo Akande Ekefa Olubadan
9 Senior Chief Kola Babalola (SAN) Agbaakin Olubadan
10 Senior Chief Rasheed Olalekan Alabi Aare-Alasa Olubadan
11 Senior Chief Lateef Oyeola Oyelade Ikolaba Olubadan
12 Chief Yekini Ayoade Adeojo Asaju Olubadan
13 Chief Ismaila Akinade Kilanko Fijabi Ayingun Olubadan
14 Chief Saka Fola Lapade Are-Ago Olubadan
15 Chief (Senator) Teslim Folarin Laguna Olubadan
16 Chief Muibi Ademola Adewuyi Oota Olubadan
17 Chief Faufu Yesufu Delesolu Aregbe-Omo Olubadan
18 Chief Peter Emiola Olarinde Talontan Gbonka Olubadan
19 Chief Hammed Adetunji Lanihun Are-Onibon Olubadan
20 Chief Dauda Kolawole Gbadamosin Bada Olubadan
21 Chief Williams Oyeleke Akande Oyekola Ajia Olubadan
22 Chief Oluyinka Akande Jagun Olubadan

TRADITIONAL CHIEFS IN BALOGUN CHIEFTAINCY LINE

S/N NAMES TITLE
1 High Chief S.A. Omiyale Balogun of Ibadanland
2 High Chief S.A.O. Adetunji Otun Balogun
3 High Chief Akinloye Owolabi Olakuleyin Osi Balogun
4 High Chief Olufemi Olaifa Ashipa Balogun
5 High Chief Tajudeen A. Ajibola Ekerin Balogun
6 High Chief S.O. Adabale Ekarun Balogun
7 Senior Chief Latifu O.G. Akande Abese Balogun
8 Senior Chief Samuel Olatinwo Fadare Falowo Maye Balogun
9 Senior Chief (Dr.) Kolawole Adegbola Ekefa Balogun
10 Senior Chief John Olubunmi Isioye Dada Agbaakin Balogun
11 Senior Chief Abiodun Azeez Are Alasa Balogun
12 Chief Iyiola Oladiti Bioku Ikolaba Balogun
13 Chief Raimi Omo-Owo Alatise Asaju Balogun
14 Chief Owoade Jibowu Ayingun Balogun
15 Chief Akeem Bolaji Adewoyin Are Ago Balogun
16 Chief Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli Lagunwa Balogun
17 Chief Samuel Adegboyega Ade Oota Balogun of Ibadanland
18 Chief Tanimowo Anthony Adebayo Oyekan Aregbe-Omo Balogun
19 Vacant Gbonka Balogun
20 Chief Raufu Amusa Eleruwere Aare Onibon Balogun
21 Chief Raifu Emiola Onideore Bada Balogun
22 Chief Dr. Busari Olaniyan Adebisi Ajia Balogun
23 Chief Barr. Tirimisiyu Fijabi Arowolo Jagun Balogun

TRADITIONAL CHIEFS IN IYALODE CHIEFTAINCY LINE

S/N NAMES TITLE
1 High Chief Aminat Abiodun Iyalode of Ibadanland
2 Chief (Mrs.) G.A. Vaughan Otun Iyalode
3 Chief (Mrs.) T.L. Oyekanmi Balogun Iyalode
4 Chief (Mrs.) Amudalat Adekunle Osi Iyalode
5 Chief (Mrs.) D.A. Amoo Iyalaje Iyalode
6 Chief (Mrs.) Taye Soyege Ashipa Iyalode
7 Chief (Mrs.) Yewande Durosaro Ekerin Iyalode
8 Chief (Mrs.) Onikepo Akande Ekarun Iyalode
9 Chief (Alhaja) Naimota A. Ajagbe Abese Iyalode
10 Chief (Mrs.) Serifatu Olabiwonninu Kola Daisi Maye Iyalode
11 Chief (Mrs.) Ayo Adunni Adegbite Ekefa Iyalode
12 Chief (Mrs.) P.O. Kuye Agbaakin Iyalode
13 Chief (Mrs.) Alhaja Kudirat Iyabo Adeleke Are Alasa Iyalode
14 Chief (Mrs.) Alhaja Wosilat Ajoke Ekeolu Ikolaba Iyalode
15 Chief (Mrs.) Mojisola Oyebola Asaju Iyalode
16 Chief (Mrs.) Alhaja Mutiat Olayinka Ladoja Ayingun Iyalode
17 Chief (Mrs.) Mojisola Ladipo Are Ago Iyalode
18 Chief (Mrs.) Rashidat Olanrewaju Otiti Lagunna Iyalode
19 Chief (Mrs.) Rashidat Ololade Asake Oota Iyalode
20 Chief (Mrs.) Titilola Oke Ogbogodo Aregbe Omo Iyalode
21 Chief (Mrs.) Folake Olunloyo Gbonnka Iyalode
22 Chief (Mrs.) Jadesola Adisa Osho Aare Onibon Iyalode
23 Vacant Bada Iyalode
24 Vacant Ajia Iyalode of Ibadanland
25 Vacant Jagun Iyalode of Ibadanland

OLUBADAN ADVISORY COUNCIL

1 High Chief S.A. Omiyale - Balogun of Ibadanland
2 High Chief Omowale Kuye - Otun Olubadan
3 High Chief (Senator) Lekan Balogun - Osi Olubadan
4 High Chief S.A.O. Adetunji - Otun Balogun
5 High Chief Akinloye Owolabi Olakuleyin - Osi Balogun
6 High Chief (Senator) Rasheed A. Ladoja - Ashipa Olubadan
7 High Chief Olufemi Olaifa - Ashipa Balogun
8 High Chief Eddy Oyewole - Ekerin Olubadan
9 High Chief Tajudeen A. Ajibola - Ekerin Balogun
10 High Chief Alhaja Aminat Abiodun - Iyalode of Ibadan
11 High Chief Abiodun Kola-Daisi - Ekarun Olubadan
12 High Chief S.O. Adabaale - Ekarun Balogun