Oranmiyan Staff, Osun.

Along Ondo-Ife Road, Mopa, Arubidi, Ife

Oranmiyan Staff Description

About Oranmiyan Staff

Opa Oranmiyan (in Yoruba).

A popular tourist site. This 5.27 metre-high object is believed to be the staff used by Oranmiyan and to be the marking spot of his grave. Oranmiyan was the sixth King of Ife, the last son of Oduduwa, and the forerunner of the Yoruba race. 

Security/Safety of Oranmiyan Staff

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Oranmiyan Staff, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with
  • Cash to purchase local snacks from local vendors around.

Best Features

This Staff is of historic and cultural importance as it is believed to be the felled sword-turned-staff of the warrior Oranmiyan, the youngest son of the great Oduduwa and the sixth Ooni of Ife.

Writer's Review

It plays a socio-political role as it is consulted for the succession of new Ooni of Ife monarchs and the new monarch receives his staff of office from the grove. A popular tourist site, it is open to locals and foreigners alike for viewing.

  • Opa Oranmiyan symbolizes the essence of Ile Ife as the traditional source of the Yoruba people because Oranmiyan is a descendant of Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race - Lawrence Omidiora, an Ife indigene acting as a guide on the tour of the shrine



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Along Ondo-Ife Road, Mopa, Arubidi, Ife

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