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Title:The Ata dynasty in Aiyede kingdom, c. 1850-1880: an experiment in traditional political culture
Author:Bamigboyega, Olaoba OlufemiISNI
Periodical:African Notes: Bulletin of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:Aiyede polity
Abstract:At the beginning of the nineteenth century a series of internecine wars destabilized political arrangements throughout Yorubaland (Nigeria). Aiyede, on the northeastern border of Ekitiland, was originally a refugee camp. Its inhabitants were immigrants from Iye-Ekiti who had fled their town because of an invasion in 1830 by the Nupe. Under the leadership of Esubiyi, a warrior and military leader, Aiyede gradually grew into an empire. This article deals with the consolidation of the Aiyede kingdom under Esubiyi between 1830 and 1845 and the transformation of his military ability into political power with the establishment of the Ata dynasty. Notes, ref.