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THE OYO EMPIRE: Alaafin Aole, Afonja, Alaafin Atiba and the Jihadist

In 1817, Afonja of Morin was the Are-Ona Kakanfo – the Head of the Army of the Oyo Empire, under the Alaafin of Oyo – Aole (The King). That year, Afonja sent an empty calabash to the Alaafin Aole, thereby ...

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