21 December 2017

TRADITION ORIGIN OF AYEDE TOWN EKITI STATE :EDUCATIONINFO

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TRADITION ORIGIN AYEDE TOWN EKITI STATE

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          The tradition of origin of Ayede distinguished itself in that itself it base upon Esubiyi who is unanimously agreed upon to be the founder of the town.
          According to information, Esubiyi was a strong warrior. He and the others who came along with him to establish Ayede came from Ile-Iye,Esubiyi was the head whose title was Olu. He was very powerful and he was able to subdue all the enemies of the town. Some people under him then began to exercise the fear that if left alone, Esubiyi could grow too powerful and become a threat to their existence. Subsequently, some groups of people planned against Esubiyi the Olu.
          Esubiyi was unprepared from the provoked attack, so he fought his way and eventually found his way out of the Ile-Iye with his loyalist guards.
          The choice of Ayede as a place of settlement of the militant escapes was made in compliance with the divination of Ifa Oracle. The town Ayede was third and final settlement of these people. It was the only one agreed to by Ifa divination.
          At Ayede, Esubiyi, settled at a place called Idi-Iyaa where we now have the town’s central market. However, motion also has to be made of Esubiyi curse on the people of Ile-Iye who conspired against him who had been helping them. He cursed them that they would not have a king again, from then on and this has been so ever since.
          On getting to Ayede, Esubiyi said ‘Aye-de’which means, he has not got a place of enjoyment and settlement.
          Incidentally too it was claimed by some people that, when the unexpected attack on him took place at Ile-Iye, this same word were uttered by Esubiyi which were then supposed to mean ‘aye-dee’ that is the people of this world have come and turned against him, Esubiyi. The town named Ayede was thus coined from these words ‘aye-de’.
          While at Ayede, Esubiyi and his militant loyalist followers from Ile-Iye after consolidating themselves, engaged in various military escape and with that they extended their political influence to place around them during which established their superiority over such neighbours by conquering them and bringing back spoils and slaves to Ayede, such slaves today settles at AkodiAtah area of the town which is strangers quarter.
          One of the places subdued by Esubiyi was having the title of its rulers as “Atagara”, incidentally, Esubiyi admired that title and assumed the title of Atah from Atagara in replace of the title of Olu that he beared while at Ile-Iye

EARLIER SETTLEMENT AND LATER IMMIGRANTS

        When Esubiyi and his men got to Ayede they did not meet any set of people, so they were the original inhabitants. However, after their settlement the town has been well consolidated as a town with social political stability some group of people come to join them, some settle for trade purpose, some because of political stability, and the other groups of later immigrants when the slaves captures during the various military conquest of Esubiyi, and his men.
          So, like all other towns, Esubiyi and some others established Ayede, other later joined them and the slaves captured during their military adventures.
          But nowadays, it is interesting to note that both the original settlers and the members of the slave community have started to inter-marry although this was not so originally.
   
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