Ogbomosho in Oyo state is a city and local government that lies in South Western part of Nigeria. It’s a city that lies on the plateau of yorubaland. However, having an elevation of 347 meters.
Map of Ogbomosho in Oyo State
However, it is in an area of Savannah. Also, the farmland is at the intersection of roads. Which is between Oyo, Ilorin (32 miles to the east of north) and Oshogbo (32 miles to the South of east) and Ikoyi. Nevertheless, Ogbomosho in Oyo State is made up of 5 distinctive local government areas which are; Ogbomosho North, Ogbomosho South, Surulere, Ogo Oluwa and Ori ire LGAs. Ogbomosho is in which state? It’s in Oyo State. Some people do not know this.
Ogbomosho to Ilorin
via Ogbomosho-Jebba Expressway. Meanwhile, Ogbomosho to Ibadan the state capital is 2 hr 21 min at a distance of 113.3 km. Therefore, Ilorin is closer to Ogbomosho than Ibadan. I hope it helps you find the right route.
Population in Ogbomosho
Also, it population is 576,557 in 2021. Meanwhile, in 2006 census it was 354,690 2006. Furthermore, the metro area population of Ogbomosho in 2020 was 551,000, a 4.55% increase from 2019. Although, the metro area population of Ogbomosho in 2019 was 527,000, a 4.56% increase from 2018. Also, it has a density of 253/km². Moreso, Omo Ogbomosho comedy is a popular comedian that entertain this population. Try to catch fun while here.
History of Ogbomosho city in Oyo
Olabanjo Ogunlola Ogundiran a brave hunter from Ibariba descent found Ogbomosho in the mid-17th century. Furthermore, history has it that Ogunlola migrated to the present site of Ogbomoso around 1650 in pursuit of his hunting career. He arrived at the site which was then a dense jungle with his wife Esuu. However, together they camped beneath an Ajagbon tree which can still be seen today near the Soun’s palace. Later on, Ogunlola and his wife build a hut near the tree and settled there permanently.
Shortly after they settlement in the jungle, Ogunlola noticed that smoke emit daily from nearby places. He decided to check the places out and to his surprise, he discovered that four other hunters were also dwelling in the jungle. The first hunter was a Nupe elephant hunter named Aale who camped in a place now known as Oke-Elerin (Elephant Hill). The second was an Otta prince named Onisile who left his town because of title dispute, he settled in a place now known as Ijeru. The third hunter was Orisatolu camped at Isapa and the last hunter settled at Akande but no longer exist.
However, Ogunlola established his dominance over the four hunters with his unmatched hunting skills and the help of his wife, Esuu, who was very good at making tobacco snuff and guinea corn-wine which the hunters liked so much.
Moreso, Ogunlola and the hunters formed a society called Egbe Alongo with the aims of protecting the settlement from slave raiders, hunting wild animals together and helping one another. The settlement began to expand as people moved in till it became a village. However, Ogunlola gradually became the head of the new village as his hut became the administrative center where important issues were discussed, and a court where disputes were settled.
How the Name ‘Soun’ Came to Existence
Also, the history of Ogbomoso has it that Ogunlola was later imprisoned at Oyo-Ile, the capital of the old Oyo empire, for an alleged crime. While in prison, Ogunlola heard about a warrior named Elemoso who had been terrorising Oyo-Ile. He pleaded with the Alaafin (traditional ruler of Oyo) to let him out of the prison to fight and kill Elemoso. After much persuasion, the Alaafin granted Ogunlola’s request to hunt Elemoso down. Elemoso was a very powerful and brave warrior who fought with sword and arrows. Ogunlola was shown Elemoso’s camp.
However, it took him some days to study Elemoso’s tactics. One night, Ogunlola crept upon Elemoso’s camp and shot him down with an arrow. He beheaded him and took his head to the Alaafin who was very happy. The Alaafin granted Ogunlola freedom and even persuaded him to stay in Oyo-Ile but Ogunlola refused, he said to the Alaafin: “Ejé kín ma se óhún” meaning “Let me stay faraway in my land“. This is where the title ‘Soun‘, the traditional ruler of Ogbomoso, was coined from.
Nonetheless, Ogunlola returned to his village and was made the paramount leader with the title of Soun. He became the first Soun of Ogbomoso. The settlement was subsequently called “Eyi ti Ogbori Elemoso” meaning “the one who carried Elemoso’s head“. This was shortened to Ogbori Elemoso and later, Ogbomoso which it is called till today. This was how Ogbomoso got it’s name from Ogunlola’s bravery.
Ogbomoso later rose from its mere village status to a strong city.
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Hotels in Ogbomosho
Imperial Heritage Hotel Ogbomosho
Pectoria Guest House
Nest Hotel and Restaurant
Ragaray Executive and Suites
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Ogbomosho in Oyo State Weather
However, while In Ogobomosho in Oyo State, you’ll experience a weather change. However, the relative humidity is 55%, having an annual rainfall of 502mm. The wet season may be warm, oppersive, and over cast. Meanwhile, the dry season is hot, muggy and perfect for swimming. Furthermore, the temperature is over high at 37°c while the temperature is low at 28°c. Nonetheless, the weather is cool and not hard. I like the weather here it soft.
Towns in Ogbomosho
Villages in Ogbomosho
Ejioku/ Ariku District:
Idi Ogun Omowale
Lalupon/Iyana Offa District
New Gbagi Market Area
Aba Bale Olobo
Languages in Ogbomosho in Oyo State
Ogbomosho does not have any other language apart from the Yoruba language which is spoken all over the city. Meanwhile, Hausa and Igbo the major language are spoken by immigrants who reside in this town. While English is an official language and is widely used by almost everybody in the city. Although, people who are not good in speaking English uses their mother language as a means of communication. Lastly, French and other foreign languages are thought in schools too.
Food in Ogbomosho
However, there are variety of food in the city these include yam, maize, cassava, flour, sorghum, vegetables and fruits. Moreso, these food crops are grown, process and used to prepare different meals. Nevertheless, Ogbomosho mango is one of the best in Oyo state that you will like to taste.
Religion in Ogbomosho
However, the inhabitants of the city practice any of the three religions such as traditional, Christianity and Islamic religion. Although, the major landmark of the city is the famous squared tower of city’s central mosque. Nevertheless, Ogbomosho in Oyo State is also the headquarters of the American Baptist Church of Nigeria and it’s theological seminary. Prop.(2005 est.) 941,000.
Social amenities and Infrastructures in Ogbomosho in Oyo State
However, Ogbomosho is a fast growing city in Oyo state. Nevertheless, it is home to industries and market. Furthermore, the city is home to schools and institution like Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Bowen University Teaching Hospital (BUTH) among others and tourist resort such as luxurious hotels and bars. Furthermore, the Nest hotel Ogbomosho and Imperial hotel Ogbomosho in Oyo State is a luxurious hotel to relax so always check-in when you are here. However, Ogbomosho is almost like Ibadan; where they are several schools. While in this city you can enroll any child in Ogbomosho grammar school. Nevertheless, FGC Ogbomosho school portal is always open to register. Also, there is Ogbomosho school of nursing for anyone that want to learn nursing. Also, there is parrot fm ogbomosho here.
Lautech University Ogbomosho
Ogbomosho postal code
History of Ogbomosho tortoise
Oba of Ogbomosho
However, the present King of Ogbomosho at the time we publish this post is Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, Soun of Ogbomosoland. He is a man of valour and respected man that is hardworking and has achieve a lot as a King. Also, born on 27th May, 1926 he is the first Oba of Ogbomosho to be crown with beads.
College of Education Ogbomosho
Institutions or University in Ogbomosho
Nevertheless, Ogbomosho in Oyo State is a beautiful city to live. It is home to many tourist attractions. Anyone living here will have rest of mind. This is because there is less crime here. Also, accommodation is here is not too expensive. Furthermore, the government here is working to meet the needs of the people. If you are thinking of tourist attractions in Ogbomosho; then visit the Ogbomosho Palace and recreation center. Nevertheless, you will enjoy your staycation here.