"Iya Ni Wura" Queens and Mothers of Afre-Kh

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QUEEN MOREMI OF ILE-IFE

The legend of Moremi has been passed down from generation to generation by oral tradition. The story goes that Moremi was a maiden of great beauty who was betrothed and later married to Oranmiyan, King of Ife and later Oyo in the old Oyo Empire.


For much of her childhood, Moremi's people in Ile-Ife had been repeatedly raided and purloined by an enemy tribe. The people were in awe of these raiders who appeared to be spirits with formidable, inhuman appearances. Read more here



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