At about 2 centuries ago, there was a family called Lilipekede in Ile-Oluji, and the family had their compound at a place called Oke-Atiba area.The Head of this Lilipekede had many wives and many children as was the custom at that time. (See Chart 1)
Among these many children were Ogunsogbon, Ogunsakin, Akinsiles Father, Baba Egbe Adeola's father, Jomo Buleyes mother and a host of others.
Ogunsogbon was a renowned and brilliant hunter, he was a marks man and a very accurate Targeter (Atamatase).
Before ever going to the bush to do his hunting he would consult the Oracle. On one occassion , the Oracle told him that on this day, he must go a hunting but he should not expect to kill any animal but what he would harvest would be an everlasting joy to him and his descendants.
So, he went as directed by the Oracle. After several hours looking here and there like somebody watching a game of Ping-Pong, he noticed a very quite bush, no rats, no lizards, just nothing moved.
As he was about to move forward, he heard somebody coughing in a nearby bush, the coughing continued unabated. He corked his gun and moved nearer. What did he see, he saw a woman sitting with her back to a tree.
'Sogbon saw her and greeted her but no reply. The woman was hopelessly weak, she had emanciated and actaully waiting to breath her last breath. 'Sogbon held her be the hand and lifted her up, she was very weak and feeble. He took her on his back to the nearest brook, washed her and gave her some food which he as a hunter normally carries in his bag in case of emergency.
Up till that time the woman could not talk. 'Sogbon noticed that she was not a lunatic judging from the clothes she wore and the way her hair was pleated. However 'Sogbon took her to the village (Egure). His wives were so much astonished as to what kind from the bush their husband brought. ''Could this be a Fairy'' was their question.
The wives took very great care of this stranger. They prepared OKIMI to make her strong. She responded to treatment . After a few days, she reagained full consciousness and she burst into tears. When they asked her why, she then continued to tell them her life story like this.
''My father was Osemawe of Ondo, I was given the care of a Princess. My father bethrothed me to a friend of his, my husband, who took care of me knowing that I'm a Princess. I was very prolific, I had 8 children, but before then, an Ifa Oracle predicted that I would be blessed with many children and that my name as well as my descendants would be known for good throughout the world. I was very happy.
But as the 'Job' of my time I lost my 8 children within 2 years and was left with nothing. Then what would you expect me to do than to walk away until I can find DEATH to take care of me, ''Mo Ri Nu'' Until this man brought me from my grave.
The listeners were horrified when they heard about the ordeal of this stranger. They had sympathy for her and continued to take more care of her. When they asked for her name she said her name is ADENUWESI.
She gained momentum and was gradually taking shape. After a little time she came back to her normal and former shape, 'very Beautiful and Lovely'. They would not let her got to the farm, knowing that she is a Princess. Ogunsogbon let her stay at home and be selling petty petty articles in front of the house. After a short time, she was carrying 'Sogbon's pregnancy.
Her father as well as her husband at Ondo have organised search for her, they looked everywhere in Ondo land but this woman was no where to be found, so they regarded her to be dead and rotten.
One day, as she was sitting by her wares in fron of 'Sogbon's house, some people from Ondo came to the market at Ile-Oluji and saw her. They looked at her closely and knew she was the missing Princess, at this time she was heavily pregnant. The Ondo women ran to tell the Osemawe that they have found his missing daughter. Osemawe sent his emissaries to go and bring her, but she told them she would never step the land of Ondo for ever and ever.
Since the Oba cannot come by himself and since she Adenuwesi was pregnant, her father sent male and female slaves to go and be servants to her. Her first child for Ogunsogbon was a girl and she named her MENBONIWANDE - meaning that the crown is my birthrite. Her second child was a girl, she allowed her husband to give her a name and he named her OGUNTOMOWO, this girl was a carbon copy of her mother, beautiful and small in stature. (See Chart of Ogunito)
The third child was named AKINDOYENI, born after Ogunsogbon was made a chief Title (Bamuwasan). The fourth child a boy, was named ADEWAKUN and the 5th child also a boy was named AKINFOLARIN. Shortly after the birth of Akinfolarin, Ogunsogbon died.
After the death of Ogunsogbon, his junior brother called OGUNSAKIN, took over his brother's wife Adenuwesi as was the custom and she had a baby girl named FARIBOWUN (See Chart). When Faribowun or Aina as she was called was expecting her 3rd child, her father Ogunsakin was very ill and Faribowun knew that her father would die, she burst into tears. When her father saw her much love she had for him, he comforted Aina and told her that the child she was carrying would be a boy and that she should name him after him and the boy should be named Ogunsakintunde. So when the child was born she named him Akintunde (See Chart).
Menbonewen, the first child that Adenuwesi had for Ogunsogon, had two children - Oladesimowo and Akinsimoye. Three months after Akinsimoye was born, his mother died. He was then taken care of by his Aunt and Uncles.
When he grew up and was old enough to build a house, he went to his father's family to obtain a land on which to build, reluctantly they gave him a plot, so when he got a heap of mud ready (Atibo) some of the family did not want him to have a share in their family land. So somebody planted a 'juju maize' (agbado), this maize was planted on his Atibo, it grew up the same day, had maize the same day and died towards the evening time. That was why Akinsimoye ran away from his father's house and stayed with his Aunties and Uncles on his mother's side.
At a time all the Omo Lilipekede were farming at a particular place called ODIGUE. But when that place was getting congested, all of them of the same mother Adenuwesi went to upper Lota (Okeko) to go and farm. When they were going away to farm, they took along with them their half-sister's husband Gabriel Arowolo (See Chart).
Oguntomowo became the wive of a Prince named Adesominu. Adesominu was the grand child of Jegun Jilubokun 1.
Adewakun was a very hard working man. He just took it upon himself to become a christian. He was 'Primus inter pares' - First among Equals. A very tough disciplinarian but a fervent Chistian. He and his wives went 'Abroad' in their time, then one would ask where was the Abroad? - The Abroad was 'AJEBAMDELE' - now in Ondo State.
He and his junior brother Akinfolarin went there to do Timberwork 'Igbo Gedu'. That was where he made his moneyy to build his house at 21 Atiba Street(See Chart).
The last day that he ever went to hunting was a night when he saw an object under a tree in the bush. He pulled the trigger several times, but the gun never answered, so he went to see what kind of animal was this. It was his brother! Akinfolarin, who was sleeping at the bottom of the tree.
Akinfolarin like his father was a farmer as well as a targeter hunter. His first wife Bernice Lawun, had only one boy while the others were girls. He them decided to take a second wife AINA. Aina's first child was a male and was named Akinsogbon. Hope you remember Akinfolarin's father's name - Ogunsogbon...can you catch the joke? Akinfolarin was normally called Abram LAANI (See Chart).
Extracts of history - Lisa Jigan of Ile-Oluji - Chief Ezekiel Ademujimi Adewakun 2004