UNTOLD FACTS AND THE ORIGIN OF THE “AARE ONA KAKANFO” TITLE
- This electronic book is about the Aare Ona Kakanfo in Yorubaland
- The title of Aare Ona Kakanfo was introduced hundreds of years ago to the Yoruba country by King Ajagbo, who ruled as the Alaafin of Oyo in the early 1600s.
- The introduction of the title was informed by the need to fortify the ancient, pre-colonial army of the old Oyo Empire which at one time could boast of over 100,000 horsemen.
- In recent times, the selection seems to have been informed by other considerations the chief of which is the acceptability of the leader among a large section of the Yoruba people of the South West.