Egba-Yewa Descendants Association Washington, DC. U.S.A.
Lori Oke Ati Petele

Brief History - Egba and Yewa (Egbado) People

Egba (Yoruba) nation that became independent following the collapse of the Oyo empire in the first half of the 19th century. It was the first West African nation, in the 19th century, to have a written constitution complete with it's own national anthem, flag and Nigeria's first newspaper. Today, it is the modern day capital of Ogun state of Nigeria, West Africa. In recent times, three Egba citizens have been privileged to lead NIGERIA, Black Africa's most populous country including the Chief Aremu Okikiola Olusegun Obasanjo. 1976 -1979 and 1999 to 2007. The Great nation continues to produce limitless talent, accordingly other Abeokuta citizens have continued to excel in various fields of human endeavour world-wide.   read more

Yewa ( Ilaro town), western Ogun state, southwestern Nigeria. Located on the former trade route from the towns of the empire of Oyo to the port of Porto-Novo (now the capital of Benin), 40 miles (64 km) southwest, it was established by the late 18th century as the capital and chief trade centre of the Egbado people (a subgroup of the Yoruba).
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Interesting Timeline

1830 - Abeokuta founded
1838 - Initial return of Freed Transatlantic "Slaves"
1843 - Visit by Rev. Townsend
1845 - Chief Sodeke died
1845 - Movement to the present site of AKE township
1846 - C.M.S. established in Abeokuta. .....Read More
 
     Oloyede Oladapo
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E ka bo si Egba-Yewa  

Welcome to Egba-Yewa Descendants Association. A non-profit and non-political organization in the Washington DC metro area (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC). This is an association of sons and daughters of Egba and Yewa in the United States. The organization aims to foster enviable unity and understanding amongst Egba and Yewa descendants living in United States.
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Egba-Yewa Descendants Association is a member of
The Alliance of Yoruba Organizations & Clubs
-- an umbrella organization for all Yoruba associations and clubs.

 
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