Okeho Centenary Celebrations - What Happened This was sent to me via Telegram and using a phone so there are a couple of typos (or predictive text inaccuracies). For the sake of immediacy I'm sharing it "as is". Gbade Adejumo, [01.11.17 12:06]Good day Pam how are youGbade Adejumo, [01.11.17 12:07]The Centenary Celebrations of Okeho has come and gone. Gbade Adejumo, [01.11.17 12:09]I returned to Ibadan on Monday. I now give a summary of events of the celebrations.Gbade Adejumo, [01.11.17 12:23]Background. Okeho is a confederation of eleven villages which voluntarily came together some 300 year ago as a security arrangement to protect them against the onslaughts of the the Fulani jihadists from the north and the Dahomean slave poachers. Each of the erstwhile villages, now quarters, had it's own traditional heads but all of them decided to make one of them the Onjo to be the head of the town. It was said that the other chiefs were farmers while the Onjo was most times available in the town although he also must have been a farmer but whose farm was not too far from the town.Gbade Adejumo, [01.11.17 12:26]He became the Onjo of Okeho I e Onijo first and foremost the Owner of Ojo one if the quarters and then Oba of OkehoGbade Adejumo, [01.11.17 12:40]The people lived peacefully until the colonialists came. It was said that certain measures introduced like police tax, establishment of customary courts were not popular with the people. To worsen matters the traditional ruler, the Onjo was said to have colluded with the colonial authorities. Thus in 1916 the people revolted and there was an uprising during which the reigning Onjo was assassinated AL no with some others. The town was deserted but after some time the ring leaders were caught and varying punitive measures ranging from imprisonment to execution were imposed. In addition, the colonial authorities directed that the people should move from the old location which was a hilly terrain to the present location which is flat. The movement took place in 1917 and it was the centenary of the movement that we celebrated. Gbade Adejumo, [01.11.17 12:54]Highlights of the celebrations included Cultural day when all the quarters showcased their cultures.People's Parliament Visit to the old Okeho siteFootball competitionSymposium Merit award night during which I was one of the awardeesGrand finale which witnessed the launch of a book " Okeho in History" written by a US based Okeho indigene, Prof Segun Gbadegesin the Asiwaju of Okeho. It was a great occasion which attracted Okeho indigenes from far and near. We thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations.