Notable Egbas

Notable Egba people

  • Lisabi Agbongbo Akala led the Egba revolt against Oyo and is regarded as the father of the Egba.
  • SODEKE - Who was then the SERIKI of EGBA led the fleeing EGBAs to ABEOKUTA in 1830 after the death of LAMODI. SODEKE’s father was from Iporo but his mother,EFUWON,was from Gbagura
  • Madam Tinubu, Efunroye Tinubu was a wealthy Egba trader and first Iyalode of Egbaland
  • Efunsetan Aniwura, the second Iyalode of Ibadan, was a wealthy and powerful Egba trader who later settled in Ibadan
  • Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo, Former Military head of State 1977- 1979 and former civilian President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007
  • Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan, lawyer, interim President of Nigeria in 1993
  • Late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, businessman and politician
  • Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Chettered Accountant, Politician and later Governor of Ogun State 2011-
  • Chief Olusegun Osoba, journalist, former MD Daily Times of Nigeria, former Governor of Ogun State
  • Prince Bola Ajibola, former Chief Justice of the Federation, former Judge, International Court of Justice
  • Justice George Oladeinde Sowemimo, Jurist, Former Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Wole Soyinka, author, activist and Nobel laureate
  • F. R. A. Williams, lawyer, Senior Advocate of Nigeria
  • Chief Dr. Moses Adekoyejo Majekodunmi, Administrator of the Western Region, Chief Medical Director, St. Nicholas Hospital
  • Chief Simeon Adebo, Distinguished Administrator and one time Nigerian Parmanent representative to United nations
  • Late Alhaji Lateef Adegbite, Lawyer and later Attorney General of the Western Region of Nigeria, who later became Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs
  • Chief Mrs. Bola Kuforiji-Olubi, former Chairman, UBA
  • Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, former Managing Director (later Chairman) of Nestle Nigeria Plc
  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti, musician and activist
  • Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, physician
  • Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, activist
  • Chief Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi, renowned musician, known as Ebenezer Obey
  • Sir Adetokunbo Adegboyega Ademola, KBE, GCON, PC, SAN (1 February 1906 - 29 January 1993) was a Nigerian jurist, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, and son of King Ladapo Ademola II, paramount leader as the Alake of the Egba clan of Nigeria
  • Late Chief Mrs. Bisoye Tejuoso. Former Iyalode of Egbaland, mother of the current Osile of Oke Ona Egba was a prominent Nigerian businesswoman from Abeokuta



  • The first church in Nigeria was built in Abeokuta in 1898 at AKE and it is now known as the Cathedral of St. Peters (Anglican Communion)

  • Ransome Kuti House at Isale Igbehin Abeokuta

  • The Centenary Hall built in 1830


  • Ogun River

    Ogun River

  • Ogun River2