The History of Ojah

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Last update June 30, 2020

Historical Background

According to achieves OJAH was founded by emigrants from Urogbe near Kumimi in the Okpella area , shortage of water being the reason for the move , the Ibadan raiders did not reach the village,but the Nupes capture it and left an “ajele” to collect tribute


According to achieves records Ojah is divided into three (3) territorial quarters Odun or Ikibisi, Odosami,and Odimejere and its population into seven (7) families namely (¡)Osoloka (¡¡)Ufesi (¡¡¡) Oburose (¡v) Upin (v)Ibiovie (v¡)Ogwesi (v¡¡)Apara.

Ojah Masquerade

There are 12 individual titles each of which belong to a family

(1) Osoloku family owns the title Okogbe and Obolo

(2) Ufesi family owns the title Ojagun and Ude

(3) Oburese family owns the title Otaru and Ojagun

(4) Gbievie   family owns the title Osimata and Okara

(5) Ogweri family owns the title Okara and Akogun

(6) Upin family owns the title Ogisua

(7)Akpara family owns the title Ogbode

When a holder dies the family concerned elects any Eja to fill the vacancy.

The Okogbe is the head of the village and of the Odun quarter, the Osimata, head of Odosame quarter and the Otaru head of Odimajere quarters.

The village council consisted of the title holders and Ejas.

The system is likely to break owing to the refusal of the Christians to perform the ceremonies necessity for membership of Oso.


Same as Dagbala


Same as Dagbala


Ojah is popularly known for their pottery work in the whole of Akoko-Edo people come from far and near to buy native pots of different sizes. They  are also good farmers

Native Medicine

This village is also rated one of the highest when it comes to native medicine, ranging from medicine for protection .They have professional native doctors that at masters in the area  of natives herbal medicine.

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