20 Amazing Facts About The Ijebus (THE CITY OF BILLIONAIRES)

1. Ijebu’s were the first people to have contact with Europeans in 14th Century.

2. Ijebu’s were the first to be educated by western education.

3. Ijebu is the largest Ethnic group in Nigeria.

4. First people to manufacture gear of wars in history of Nigeria.

5. First people to contend the slavery extortion in the region.

6. The first people to invent money made from Cowry shell, later made Coin called PANADORA
which was acceptable through Africa and Europe.

7. Ijebu is the only tribe in Nigeria that has its
origin from bible days.

8. According to the Biblical account; the Jebusites were a Canaanite tribe who inhabited and build Jerusalem prior to its conquest by king David.

9. Ijebu was the first indigenous CLERK to European missionaries.

10. The Europeans Observers found them more intelligent than the other groups in Nigeria.

11. When Oduduwa was blind, Ijebu king (fifth Awujale) was the one to provide remedy to restore the sight.

12. Ijebu is known for Sociability, Integrity and Handwork.

13. Ijebu was the one to raise agitation from emancipation from Colonialism.

14. Ijebu king (Orimolusi) was the second Oba appointed by Colonial master for London Conference in 1957 to negotiate independence.

15. Chief Obafemi Awolowo was the first individual in the modern era to be named leader of the Yoruba’s (Asiwaju Omo Oodua)

16. The richest black woman in the world, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija is an Ijebu woman.

17. An Ijebu man was the first to play in English premier league in the early 60s.

18. Ijebu is famous with Egungun festival, Agemo festival, Ileya festival, e.t.c.

19. Mike Adenuga, an Ijebu man was the first Nigerian to singlehandedly own oil mining
and telecommunication companies.

20. An Ijebu man was the first musician to perform outside the shore of Nigeria.



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