Ipo Arakeji Ijesa

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Ipo Arakeji, also called Odo Ipo, is a town in Oriade local government Area, in Osun State, Nigeria. It is located in the South Western part of Nigeria, about 43 km from Ile-Ife and 35 km from Akure (capital of Ondo State). The people are of the Yoruba people|Yoruba ethnic group. The monarch of the town is called the Ejisun of Ipo Arakeji, Ijesa. The reigning traditional ruler is His Royal Majesty Oba David Adekunle Omodunbi Ajetomobi,[1] a retired Senior Lecturer of the University of Lagos and still a serving Senior Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Oba David Adekunle Omodunbi Ajetomobi and Olori Victoria Yemisi Ajetomobi .jpg|thumb

He is also a member of the Ijesa North Traditional Council.[2] The town shares borders with various towns, which include parts of Ipetu-Ijesha, Ikeji Ile, Ira, Ikeji-Arakeji,[3] Ayetoro Ijesa and Ile Oluji/Okeigbo. Majority of the Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) a private Nigerian university is located on Ipo Arakeji land, other parts being sited on Ikeji-Arakeji, both in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State. The institution was established by the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide which has its international camp and prayer mountain solely on Ipo Arakeji land and is named after the first spiritual leader and founder of the Church, Joseph Ayo Babalola (1904–1959); it is located at the place where he died in 1928. The predominant occupation of the inhabitants of the town is farming, as well as trading and mat weaving.

Brief History

Ipo Arakeji, Ijesa people are mainly from Ile Ife in Osun State and they are descendants of the Alaaye of Ipole Aaye who was a direct son of Oduduwa.[4] They migrated to the current location in 1919 when the British colonial Masters directed them to leave Ikeji Ile and move to a plane land.


  1. "Nigeria: New Ejisun of IPO Arakeji Gets Staff of Office". Gbenga Faturoti. Daily Independent (Lagos). Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  2. PHOTO NEWS: Ijesa North Traditional Council Visits Aregbesola (21 March 2014). "The Official Website Of The State Of Osun". Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. Akin, Prince (2020-08-14). "IPO ARAKEJI IS NOT THE SAME AS IKEJI ARAKEJI". The Swanky Hub. Prince Akin. Retrieved 2020-08-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. YouTube. "IPO ARAKEJI is not the same as Ikeji Arakeji. Oba David Ajetomobi the Ejisun of IPO ARAKEJI explains". Wade Ujis.

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