Meaning of Ọjọrá

A gathering of Alara's people.

Extended Meaning

"Alárá Orunji was the founder/rallying force for Ọjọrá town in Lagos. Three ruling houses spinned off from Alárá's descendants: Àró, Ọ̀dọ̀fin, and Ọjọrá. They are part of the 11 Ìdẹ̀jọs in Lagos (white cap chiefs) but Ọjọrá has been upgraded by the State to a ruling house with crown for the Ọba and all, while Àró and Ọ̀dọ̀fin families remain white cap chiefs (Ìdẹ̀jọ)." - From a phone interview with Idris Yusuf Ọjọrá by Buki Adéyẹmọ Bassey. _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ "The three branches, Ojorá, Àró and Òdòfin are existing stools in the family. The sons of Alárá Orunji are Olúmókùn, Kúéjì and Fáfolú. Fafolu the 4th Ojorá became extinct owing to the fact that he had no offspring, leaving us with both Olúmókùn and Kúéjì who were 2nd and 3rd Ojorá respectively. Their father was the 1st Ojorá and the progenitor of the Ojorás. Àró and Òdòfin stools were chieftaincies created exclusively for Olúmókùn and kúéjì descendants respectively to work with the Ojorá in the administration of the family estate and the township. Ejímósù, first son of Olúmókùn was the 1st Chief Àró while Àsábá, a grandson of Kúéjì was the 1st Chief Òdòfin. The Ojorá stool has from time immemorial been filled with descendants of Olúmókùn and Kúéjì till this day. This fact is contained in the addendum of Suit 227/1918 of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Apart from preceding the concocted modern day oral story, it is also more reliable. Prince Mikhail Ajíbólá-Ojorá, son of Late Chief Làsísì Ajíbólá Odúnsì(Ojorá of Lagos 1955-1973)." - User feedback




ìjọ - gathering, fellowship
Alárá - the people of Ará


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