Oranmiyan Staff

Along Ondo-Ife Road, Mopa, Arubidi, Ife

History of Oranmiyan Staff

Oranmiyan Staff.

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.


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 third 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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