History of political recognition by crowned Kings by then Central Native Council (Lagos Crown Government)
Urbanview 2020, The fight for political recognition among the traditional rulers and Crowned Kings has since been from the early nineteen century(History has it)
In February 24, 1903, the Central Native Council (Lagos Crown Government) recognized only three (3) Beaded Crown I the Ijebu Provincial Area.
(1) The Awujale of Ijebu-Land
(2) The Ogu’ja of Ijebu-Ode( Olisa of Ijebu-Ode)
(3) The Akarigbo of Ijebu-Remo
Awujale Ademuyewo aka Fidipote replaced Makun’s lost Crown since he knew that Making had. Akarigbo who knew that Elepe of Epe Kingdom had Crown him Akarigbo did not raise the issues of Crow until he got the approval from Lagos Crown Government in 1902.
Other Kings in the Ijebu Provincial Area stated taking move how to be recognized by the Colonial Administrators to w wear Beaded Crowns.
In September 12,1917 several Kings in the Ijebu Provincial Area sought for Government recognition to wear Beaded Crowns, the following Kings were recognized Kings in 1917;
(1) The Ajalorun of Ijebu-Ife
(2) The Olowu of Owu Ijebu
(3) The Dagurewe of Idowa
(4) The Moloda of Odogbolu
(5) The Akija of Ikija
(6) The Alara of Ilara
(7) The Alaye Ode of Ode Remo
(8) The Ologere of Ogere
(9) The Alaperu of Iperu
(10) The Elero of Itebu
(11) The Onipe of Ibu
(12) The Olaja of Iwopin.
Researches were conducted by: Otunba Ladipo Olusanya Adeokun ” Otunba Olaboyede of Ijebu-Ode”
Photo: The Awujale of Ijebu-Land Ademuyewo aka Fidipote