OGBOMOSO : The Home of the Brave

OGBOMOSHO was generated from ‘Ogbori Elemọshọ’ when Sọun Ogunlọla, a great hunter, who later became the first Sọun of Ogbomọshọ, helped the old Ọyọ Empire to kill Elemọshọ and brought his head to Alaafin. People began to refer to the settlement of Sọun Ogunlọla as ’Ibi ti wọn ti gbe Ori Elemọshọ’. Like any history of a people that began before the invention of writing and printing, history was passed from generation by word of mouth.  Such history was bound to have some contradictions.  Ogbomoso’s history is not peculiar.  The…