List of Kings( alafin) of the Oyo Empire

  1. Ajaka -was dethroned
  2. Sango -became deified as god of thunder and lightening
  3. Ajaja -re-installed
  4. Aganju
  5. Kori
  6. Oluaso
  7. Onigbogi-conducted evacuation of Oyo-Ile probably around 16th century “There were 36 other kings after      Onigbogi.
  8. Ofiran     -built the city of Shaki
  9. Egunoju  -founder of Oyo Igboho
  10. Orompoto-speculated to be a woman
  11. Ajiboyede 
  12. Abipa -1570-1580
  13. Obalokun -1580-1600 
  14. Oluodo–He was not buried in BARA (The Royal Burial ground, hence his name was suppressed)
  15. Ajagbo-1600-1658
  16. Odaranwu-1658-1660
  17. Kanran-1660-1665
  18. Jayin - 1655-1670
  19. Ayibi -(1678-1690)
  20. Osiyango -(1690-1698)
  21. Ojigi -(1698-1732)
  22. Gbaru -(1732-1738)
  23. Amuniwaye -(1738-1742)
  24. Onisile -(1742-1750)
  25. Labisi-1750
  26. Awonbioju-1750
  27. Agboluaje - (Celebrated Bere Festival) 1750-1772
  28. Majeogbe -(1772-1775)
  29. Abiodun - (Celebrated Bere Festival) 1755-1805
  30. Aole
  31. Adebo
  32. Maku -(1802-1830)
  33. Majotu -(Ilorin sized by the Fulani)
  34. Amodo -1830
  35. Oluewu -(Fall of Ancient Oyo) 1833-1834
  36. Abiodun Atiba -(Founder of present Oyo, celebrated Bere Festival) 1837-1859
  37. Adelu -(1858-1875)
  38. Adeyemi I-(1875-1905)
  39. Lawani Agogoija -(1905-1911)
  40. Ladigbolu - (Jan. 15, 1911-Dec. 19, 1944)
  41. Adeniran Adeyemi II-(Jan. 5, 1945-Sept. 20, 1955
  42. Bello Gbadegesin -(Ladigbolu II) July 20, 1956-1968
  43. Adeyemi III-(Present Alaafin of Oyo and Head of Yoruba land) 14 Jan, 1971 to date

Works Cited

Official Site of the Alafin of Oyo.<http://www.alaafin-oyo.org/main/alaafin/genealogy>. retrieved 23-Feb-2012