Nigerian Traditional Rulers often derive their titles from the rulers of independent states or communities that existed before the formation of modern Nigeria.

They don’t have formal political power, they command respect from their people and have considerable influence.

Below are some titles of kings/ traditional rulers in Yoruba land:-

Alaafin of Oyo

Ooni of Ife

Alake of Egba

Olubadan of Ibadan

Awujale of Ijebu-Ode

Alaketu of Ketu

Olowu of Owu

Orangun of Ila

Olupopo of Popo

Eleko of Eko

Deji of Akure

Eleruwa of Eruwa

Olu of Itori

Alaga of Aga-Olowo

Olusi of Usi

Olofa of Ofa

Timi of Ede

Onidanre of Idanre

Soun of Ogbomosho

Akarigbo of Remo

Olu of Mushin

Alaperu of Iperu

Emir of Ilorin

Onisaga of Isaga

Onikoyi of Ikoyi

Olubara of Ibara

Onisabe of Isabe

Elejigbo of Ejigbo

Lalupo of Gbagura

Oluyewa of Aiyetoro

Olota of Ota

Olu of Ilaro

Olufi of Gbogan

Okere of Saki

Ataoja of Osogbo

Olowo of Owo

Attah of Ayiede Ekiti

Osemawe of Ondo

Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye

Owa Obokun of Ijesa

Oba of Okeho

Ayangburen of Ikorodu

Ajero of Ijero

Ogoga of Ikere

Orimolusi of Ijebu-Igbo

Eleruwa of Eruwa

Akaran of Badagry

Onikire of Ikire

Osolo of Isolo

Olota of Ota

Olu of Ilaro

Onikoyi of Ikoyi

Apetu of Ipetumodu

Olu of Mushin

Alaye of Efon Alaaye

Ewi of Ado-Ekiti

If you know some other titles of Yoruba traditional rulers/ kings not listed above, kindly add it in the comment box.

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