Oriki Ilorin Afonja (Panegyric of Ilorin)

Are Ona Kakanfo Afonja | Oriki Ilorin Afonja
Are-Ona-Kakanfo Afonja of Ilorin

In case you have been searching for the oriki of Ilorin Afonja, you have landed in the right place. Ilorin is a city, traditional emirate and the capital of Kwara State in Southwestern Nigeria. The city is located on the Awun River, a minor tributary of the Niger.

 

As of the 2006 census, Ilorin had a population of 777,667, making it the 7th largest city by population in Nigeria. Below we present oriki Ilorin Afonja, the panegyric of Ilorin to the descendants of Afonja.

Oriki Ilorin Afonja

Ilorin afonja enudunjuyo

Ilu to jinna s’ina

To sunmon alujana bi aresepa

Ilu tobi to yen, won o leegun rara

Esin l’egungun ile baba won

Akewugberu ni won

A s’adura gbore

Aji fi kalamu da won lekun arise kondu kondu

Won e lu lagbadu

Kewu ni won n ke

Eegun wa bura

Bo ba denu igbo ri

Paka wa bura

Bo ba d’igbale

Ero iwayiopo wa bura

Be o ba l’obirin

Ayidopo laya nle omo egbirin ote

Nile opo omo laderin

Opo korobiti ajagun ajase

Opo k’aja ka r’oyo naa

Abidesu ko je a wo eni to l’oba

Omo opo o gboro

Won pe n koju e s’ina

Ina o gboro

Won pe n koju e s’omi

Omi o gboro

Won pe n fi ponti to le

Oti to le o gboro

Won n f’omo to buru

Omo wo wa lo le tio gboro

Afonja o gboro

Ni won ba koju omo ponilewa s’ogun

Ogun naa l’afonja lo tio pada wa’nule mo

To fi lo te ilu Ilorin

Ilorin afonja ti nje enudunjuyo.

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