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This page contains information on Pahayi I have copied all information from User talk:Olugbenga4 with his consent. I will attempt to fact check relevant statements and add them to the Pahayi article. Ryan Vesey Review me! 21:30, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Info on Pahayi[edit]

  • Pahayi town is about 50 km from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, and
  • about 100 km from Ikeja, the capital city of Lagos State.
  • Other neighbouring towns to Pahayi are Ilaro, headquarters of Yewaland, Ijado, Ajilete, Oke-Odan Owode, Ibese, Oja Odan, Idogo-Ipaja, Papalanto, and Imasayi.
  • Pahayi was founded in the 18th century by Prince Kuudu who migrated from the Oyo town to settle down in Pahayi.
  • Kuudu was a Prince of Oba Adigun Alaafin Akoko in old Oyo Kingdom and a hunter to be reckoned with but faced with challenge of
  • predestined to death of children (Abiku-Omo) which forced him out of his father’s palace in Oyo Kingdom in accordance with Ifa (oracle) directives, and he was accompany by two of his brothers and a sister: Fayomi, olugbensi and a sister Ejide and his uncle Adekanmbi later joined them in Pahayi, they were given staff { Ade kekere kan ti oje ADE-ILEKE (Ade-Isenbaye) ati Opa-Ase kekere kan (Opa-Isenbaye)} for recognition as Prince and Princess from Oyo Kingdom.
  • Pahayi had her name from “PAAPA IHAYIN” meaning “This side of forest” which later became PAHAYI for ease of pronunciation.
  • KUUDU, OLUGBENSI,FAYOMI, ADEKANMBI and AKINDE ranked the files of PAHAYI history
  • When Pahayi indigenes meets outside home The shout of “Omo Oluwewun” has a magical power of unifying the Pahayi people.
  • In the ancient days the major occupation of the Yewa/Egbado people is mostly farming (arable crops and cash crops like cocoa, coffee kola nuts oranges and pineapples.) other farm products include Cassava, yam, okro, rice, banana, plantains and vegetables such as the water leaf, spinach to mention but a few.
  • The major industry of the Pahayi people for their blessing by nature of very thick forest is the timber Industry. Till date, there are several timber milling industries spread at outskirts of the town for the production of planks and ply woods for both local consumption and for exportation.
  • Pahayi is situated on the rich cocoa belt of South Western Nigeria
  • Community associated with indegene of Pahayi that gives every individual a point reference to the exact compound or community where He/she originated from within the town such as: IGA KUUDU, IGA OLUGBENSI, IGA AGO-IBORO,IGA AJETUNMOBI, IGA IDOLOGUN, IGA OGUNDIMU, IGA ONIYIDE, IGA OGUNSEYE , IGA AJAYI ABORESE, IGA OGUNSINA, IGA OSABIYI, IGA AKINDE (IDIROKO), IGA ONIBATA, IGA DOSUMU
  • Pahayi is blessed with schools where primary, secondary and tertiary education can be obtained. The schools include: Primary Schools: The UAMC School ELEJA, and several nursery and primary schools
  • Secondary schools: Ahmandia Secondary School Pahayi, Itolu High School. There exist also private secondary schools others still under construction to date.
  • Higher institutions of learning include: The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, founded in September, 1979.
  • The Pahayi people has very rich cultural heritage.
  • The Pahayi people are the originator of the “Oro“ and the “Egungun” .
  • The Egungun Masquerade festival, which in most cases usually last for three months with almost a daily dance and magic performance at the Egungun play ground in the “Ita-Ale “ area of Pahayi town near Ago-Kuudu., The Oro Festival, The Ogun festival, The Sango festival and the Esu festival.
  • The Pahayi indegene has as part of their apelation “Eleshi-Owo”, “Omo Kuudu legbe-agbon”, "Ogogo 'kulodo", " Oyo Mako- tracing the history back to the Oyo town"etc.
  • Mineral resources found in Pahayi include Phosphate and lime stone.
  • The Pahayi soils are mostly loamy and humus, rich in manure and elements that supports the growth of Cocoa, Cashew, Pawpaw, plantain, Oranges, pine apples, Kola nut, maize, Sugar canes, bananas, potatoes and vegetables at plantation and mechanized levels.
  • Rivers such as the "ODO-YEWA’, “IDAMEDE, “ODO – ODI”, these rivers are miracle rivers.
  • The Pahayi people have their farmlands located in : Kuudu, Onitubu, Ologorin, Yewa-mota, Ijado, Oke Ola, Igbo Igbin, Oteyi, Gbokoto, Abobado, Apakoso, Ona Egbo, Olorunda,Igbeji,Igbogun, Iwoye, Olute, Igbo Adaaro, Ebute Igbo Iro, to mention but a few.

A visit to Pahayi will not be complete without the taste of “Iyan Koko and Egusi soup, "Idobesi Apara" and "Oso". The ancient Pahayi people welcomes visitors as well as their sons and daughters in foreign lands back home with Apara, Oso and Eko, “Iyan Koko and Egusi soup,. To the Pahayi people the kola and the bitter kolas are meant for occasions such as the worship of Ogun (Kola), Child naming ceremony (Orogbo). Elder family members are usually called "Ogboni". Thus it is usual of Pahayi people to say "Ba mi ki Ogboni e O." meaning extend my greetings to your dad or the leader of your Family. The Pahayi family is mostly extended in nature. The old / ancient part of the town still have these extended families housed, fenced and named as Iga. Thus It is popular in Pahayi to have compounds named as IGA KUUDU, IGA OLUGBENSI, IGA AGO-IBORO,IGA AJETUNMOBI, IGA IDOLOGUN, IGA OGUNDIMU, IGA ONIYIDE, IGA OGUNSEYE , IGA AJAYI ABORESE, IGA OGUNSINA, IGA OSABIYI, IGA AKINDE (IDIROKO), IGA ONIBATA, IGA DOSUMU etc. A thing of interest is the fact that these extended families have specific / unique emblem for recognition as either character, art and craft, trade, chieftaincy title or eligibility to the Pahayi Baaleship/Kingship sit (Heirs to the throne). The daily temperature in Pahayi ranges between an average minimum of 23 degrees Celsius to a maximum of 34.2 degrees Celsius. Communication with the outside world form Pahayi town is through mobile telephones and land phones through the +234 8083.. , +2348084…., +2348082…. +2348085…. +234 039 4…….. Internet access is possible either through private link ups with major internet service providers from Lagos and Abeokuta or through commercial browsing centres located in the town Square, on Leslie road, at the Orita and The Federal Polytechnic campus. Social amenities in Pahayi town include: Hospitals Private owned, Electricity, and very good road network linking the town with other towns and even neighbouring country, Republic of Benin. There are quite a number of hotels of quality spread over the town. Industries in Pahayi town include: The local fufu and gari processing industries, The local Aso oke weaving industry, paint industry and Cement industry located some few kilometers from the Pahayi town a few minutes walking distance from the Ibese town. Means of transportation is majorly by road. However there is a locomotive railway line linking the town to Lagos and Abeokuta via Ifo junction and also to the terminus of the Lagos Ifo rail trunk line “Idogo”. Pahayi is the sit of the Baale of Pahayi, the seat has beEn vacant for some years back now, some communities are under the supervision of Baale of Pahayi who will in turn report to the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland Pahayi town houses about 20,000 people that are hospitable, mostly with very high senses of humour, willing, ready to welcome and accommodate foreign investors, mechanized farmers and tourists. There are five ruling houses in Pahayi designated as: (1) OLUGBENSI RULING HOUSE (COMPRISES OF KUUDU, LAFENWA, FAYOMI & OLUGBENSI FAMILIES) (2) ISABIYI RULING HOUSE (3) BABATUNDE RULING HOUSE (4) AKINDE RULING HOUSE (5) DOSUNMU RULING HOUSE

Note: Olugbensi, Isabiyi, Babatunde and Dosunmu Ruling Houses are just one family house, because there are all from the same Lineage group "Kuudu", Adekanmbi popularly called Isabiyi was Uncle to Kuudu who came to joined Kuudu in Pahayi, Babatunde was Kuudu's Brother while Dosunmu is Kuudu's In-law. Akinde is the only family that is not among Kuudu lineage, Akinde later joined the Kuudu family in Pahayi and because of his contributions to the great land of Pahayi he was been made Baale when there was vacancy for the throne then.

To be continued and updated