The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, has said that the Yorubas are not originally from Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Speaking in a statement on Monday, October 16, the monarch urged historians working on the study of the Yoruba ancestral home to be objective in their research and documentation.
According to him, “Yorubas are naturally from greatness. Humanity started from us. We are the descendants of Lamurudu, the first mightiest man to build the tallest house.
Our history is beyond Oduduwa and Ile-Ife. Limiting our history to the duo is tantamount to restraining our ancestors from great accomplishments and achievements of the past.
I challenge Professors of Yorubas to research on the origin and originality of Oduduwa. We have to objectively trace his lineage and origin. He came from somewhere before he settled at Ile-Ife. This implies that Yorubas are not originally from Ile-Ife.