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SODEKE HISTORY: HERO OF EGBA LAND

Sodeke was brought into the world in Iporo in the Ẹgba backwoods, his dad, Rogidi was a rancher, his mom, Efuwo, was supposed to be the daughter of Lelu-Origi, a conventional high Chief. At the point when his dad kicked the bucket, he turned into the top of the Rogidi family, similar to his dad as well, he was a rancher and before the finish of the 1780s, he had gotten quite possibly the best ranchers in the Ẹgba woods.

Not long after the Owu War of 1820-1825, the Ẹgba woods was crushed by a few outside assaults from Ife, Ijebu, and Oyo powers. Lamentably, a considerable lot of these assaults were upheld by other Ẹgba towns, for example, Ilawo (a Ẹgba town) upheld the Ijebus to sack Ikija. Kémta, Iporo, and Emere united to catch Kesi. Idomapa assisted the Ifes with obliterating its neighbor, Ido. A large number of the saboteurs were subsequently assaulted and sacked. Àbọ̀sí ọ̀ lérè.

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The individuals who endure the assaults rushed to Ibadan which around then was a military/evacuee camp.

Sodeke was one of the Ẹgba survivors who later showed up in Ibadan. In any case, the Ẹgbas keep on confronting abuse from the Ife-Ijebu camp, two Ẹgba pioneers, Yesa and Lamodi passed on in this battle, it was presently glaring that the Ẹgbas were not needed and they needed to move, first they settled at a spot called Oke-Ona, during this time the Ẹgbas had no pioneer in light of the fact that nobody was adequately valiant to venture into that shoe with the exception of one man, Sodeke, who around then was the Seriki or Youth pioneer in the present speech.

Sodeke drove over a hundred thousand Ẹgbas to settle at the foot of the Olumo Rock, albeit a few different survivors had looked for asylum under the Rock before they showed up, Sodeke’s development was supposed to be the greatest and it was from that point the city jumped up to become Abeokuta.

In other to build populace and battle against approaching outer assaults, Sodeke energized an open-entryway strategy, he invited new pioneers and guests, he helped the saros find their families. He heartily got two European teachers, Birch Freeman and Townsend in Dec.1842 and Jan.1843 individually. The main ever Christian help in Abeokuta was held in his compound.

He passed on January 10, 1845.

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