Prince Fagbamila journeyed to Oba after consulting the Ifa oracle and settled there for nine uears as a temporary abode.
Obe-Ile, near Akure, the Ondo State capital, thus became anotehr Emure transit tow as some people were left behind by Prince
Fagbamila, when he moved to settle at Igbo-Owa.
Igbo Owa means "the Forest of the King." He finally arrived and settled in Igbo_owa in the years 1300 AD for about four
decades. The descendants of Prince Fagbamila remained in Igbo-Owa town. Records showed that Emure people lived abundant lives
and were prosperous in Igbo- Owa kingdom. However, after its tremendous expansion, between 1300 and 1771 AD, the Igbo-Owa
Kingdom began to experience a decline. The surrounding towns and villages over which they wiedled power and dominion became
too pwerful for the central kingdom to control.
The Princes were deployed as administrators over subordinate towns and villages to help in collection royalties and maintaining
law and order.
The central administration became weak and eventually in 1779, the Emure Kingdom in Ogbo-Owa collapsed. Notable ones
among Igbo-Owa towns and vilalges under Emure kingdom were Irn, Odo-Emure, (now known as OdoEmure Agbado), Ado0Ani, Oba, Upinmi
and Ikun to mention just a few.
The cracks on the walls of the Igbo-Owa kingdom in 1770 led to the disintegration of Emure Kingdom as some of the people
decided to elave the central kingdom to found a new place of abode. During the journey to a new settlement, a few of the elderly
persons could not go further due to tiredness hence they declared that "they had reached home" which in Yoruba parlance means
"ati de le." The place where they settled then is the present Emure Ile.
Emure kingdom had been governed under a code referred to as the Native Law and customs and it was a well structured administration
in place that emphasized dividion of power.
At the head of the administration in the kingdom was the King who was regarded as the lord of the community. The chiefs
make up the judiciary council, headed by the King.
There was also the military that protected the kingdom from invasion and was responsible for presecuting wars for
the expansion of the kingdom.
The administrative headquarters of the town was the Palace of the King which is located centrally in the community.
EMURE TRADITIONS, CULTURE AND FESTIVALS
takes after Yoruba traditions, culture and festivals as can be witnessed in the race. There are particular times of the year
when certain festivals and traditional practices are observed; few amongst these traditions include:
a) ILUYONWA: His Royal Majesty's Yam festival makring the beginning of our calendar
year celebrated in September.
b) AIREGBE: Maiden group dance marking the glorious transformation to puberty
c) ILEODUN: Annual festival for only male indigenous adults to observe.
ERO: Festival celebrated to mark graduation from (Gbamo) age group to adulthood.
e) OPA-OGURU: An exercise to correct misconduct in the society.
f) IPON: Used to detect mysteries.
g) ETINTIN: Females' celebration with white clothes carrying small native pots
of water from Aro brookm holding pealed whips.
h) OGUN: Festival celebrated in honor of ogun, the god of iron.
i) EGUNGUN: Festival celebrated in themonth of April every year to honr the king
by all the quarters.
DEVELOPMENTS IN EMURE KINGDOM
Emure kingdom continues to witness tremendous
changes within the last few decades of our settlement at the present site. These changes are results of the people's determination
and hardwork. Emure Ekiti which is the main town and Headquarters of Emure Local Government Area, there are 98 villages and
settlements within the domain.
At the present time, the schools are in dire need of being rebuilt and several infrastructure must be set in place to
enable our children an opportunity for self improvement.
The tourist attractions for visitors are the historic Ose and Oguru hills.