Ogbomoso is a city in Oyo State, southwestern Nigeria,it is estimated at around 1,200,000 as of 2005 population censor. It is one of the major cities in Nigeria with a university of technology(Ladoke Akintola University of Technology), a theological seminary(Nigeria Baptist Theological Seminary), a teaching hospital (Bowen Teaching Hospital), a pro league football club(Crown Football Club), a National Television station(N.T.A OGBOMOSO), a state owned radio station (Ajilete FM), Banks, standard hotels, a stadium and several private establishment.
Ogbomosho in 1891 was a walled city, the gates of which were closely watched by day and securely closed by night. There was little or no communication between it and Oyo and Ilorin which were only thirty miles to the north and south. The town, pictureque and well watered was isolated from the rest of the Yoruba towns. Political relations were maintained with the Ibadans, for the country depended on its security on the warriors of Ogbomosho and Ikirun that is why up till today the city is refer to as THE HOME OF THE VALIANT, it is one of the few ancient city in yorubaland that has never be captured or relocated during war,The strength of Ogbomosho lay in the wall and moat surrounding the town, and the warriors made full use of it by sitting close and tight.
The founder of the city,Ogunlola was of Ibariba descent. He came to the area now known as Ogbomoso in pursuit of his hunting profession. He stayed under ajagbon tree (still by the side of the palace) and used the branches for hanging gears. The whole place was at this time (around the middle of the seventeenth century), a dense jungle. He Ogunlola was an expert archer and brave hunter. Later he and his wife, Esuu, built their hut by the side of the ajagbon tree.
Ogunlola noticed smoke oozing from some nearby locations. He took courage and approached these places and discovered other hunters. The first one named Aale at a site now called Oke-Elerin quarters, the second called Onsile at the site now known as Ijeru quarters, the third Orisatolu at Isapa quarters and the fourth Akande quarters. The descendants of the first three of these hunters are still today the Bales of Oke-elerin, Ijeru and Isapa quarters respectively. There is no more Bale Akandie.
Tourism in Ogbomoso
If you are planning to pay a visit to ancient city of Ogbomoso, you will indeed be thrilled with several tourist attraction in the city and surrounding cities. we have several 3 star hotels for your accomodation, the Ilorin Airport is less than 30 minute drive to Ogbomoso, Osogbo that host the annual Osun oshogbo festival is less than an hour drive from Ogbomoso.
ALAGBA-a giant male land tortoise believed to have lived in the palace of the king of Ogbomoso for 324 years, in deference to its age, it is called Alagba, which means ”the elderly one” in Yoruba. And, in Ogbomoso, where the legendary tortoise lumbers about in the palatial grounds of the king, it is almost a sacrilege to refer to Alagba as a mere tortoise.
Since Alagba is believed to be older than everyone in Ogbomoso, permutations about its true age relies heavily on oral history. Its present age was arrived at by situating it with the period of the Soun who reigned then. Alagba was allegedly brought to the palace by Soun Ikumoyede Ajao, the third Soun of Ogbomoso while coming back from war.
Egungun- the Yoruba masquerades, the annual Egungun festival in Ogbomoso is a two weeks event usually staged during the month of July and the center of the annual festival is Oke elerin.
There are other several festival such as the ORO, AGAN, IGBE BAALE etc.

The city is believed to be one of the most peaceful cities in Nigeria and the its people are friendly and accomodating, our doors are opened to investors that are willing to invest in agriculture, real estate, banking etc.

This is just a few out of the many personlities that come from the ancient city.
Chief S.L Akintola-(July 6, 1910 – January 15, 1966) was a Nigerian politician, lawyer, aristocrat and orator, a former premier of old western Nigeria0. In addition to serving as one of the founding fathers of modern Nigeria, he was also elevated to the position of Oloye Aare Ona Kakanfo XIII of the Yoruba.
Chief Sunday Adewusi-He is the Asiwaju of Ogbomosoland and a former inspector general of the Nigeria police
General Benjamin Adesanya Maja Adekunle-(born June 26, 1936)was a Nigerian Army leader, popular for his bravery during the civil war in the country, he was the most popular military commander during the war he is popularly called The “Black Scorpion”
Major- General Oladayo Popoola (Rtd.)-(born February 26, 1944)is a retired Nigerian Major-General who was Military Governor of Oyo State (January 1984 – August 1985) during the military regime of Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, He was then appointed Military Governor of Ogun State (August 1985 – 1986) during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala- (born June 3, 1950) is a Nigerian politician and the former Governor of Oyo State, Nigeria.
Hon. Mulikat Akande- a lawyer, a legislature and she is currently the Majiority Leader of the House of Assembly, Abuja.
Late Ogundare Foyanmu-Legendary oral poet, he is known immense contributions to traditional poetry (Ijala)
Abolore Akande- 9ice is a Nigerian musician with a classic style of music, he is known for his proverbial yoruba lyrics, his first international appearance was at the Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Tribute concert in London on June 27, 2008.

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