The patriarch Sabiologun was one of Fagbemi’s six children. Fagbemi migrated to present Ilesa possibly from Oyo Alaafin.
This is evidenced from the family’s eulogy (oriki) One of the lines reads: “Omo olowo Oyo, Omo Elerukumu keje lese gbagede” which suggests that Fagbemi hailed from Oyo Alaafin the administrative headquarter of the old Oyo empire, now in the present Oyo State.
Fagbemi arrived at Ilesa possibly in the middle of the 18th century. He settled in Igbogi, Ilesa.
Fagbemi six children were: –
Fagbemi, a farmer by occupation was blessed with six children named above. Our lineage from Fagbemi’s 6 children is Sabiologun which is the starting point of this ancestry history.
Sabiologun, our Great, Great grandfather had many wives and as his name suggests, he practiced herbal medicine. The name came about that after giving a patient his/her prescription he would add the phrase (Saa-bi-Ologun-Tiwi) meaning use as prescribed.
Amongst Sabiologun many wives were Yeye’Dole, which we all descended from. Yeye ‘Dole is of interest to all of us because she’s our ancestral great grandmother.
Yeye’Dole had four children for Sabiologun, namely: –
- Babalawo Ajayi-Oromu
- Iya Ara
- Gbadamosi Omole
- Oni (AKA Iya Ita-Offa)
History had it that Babalawo Ajayi-Oromu and his junior brother Gbadamosi Omole (the two male children) in their adventure to progress in life moved from Igbogi Ilesa to a new settlement where they acquired a large expanse of land at Oromu which became their new home.
Both brothers continued with their farming occupation and consulted as native doctors.