‘Pure Falsehood, Benins Did Not Found Lagos’ – Fani-Kayode Tackles Oba Of Benin

Femi Fani-Kayode, the former minister of aviation, has criticised Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, for allegedly founding Lagos.

According to, the Oba of Benin asserted that the Benin Kingdom formed Lagos State on Sunday night during a courtesy visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina.

During the visit, the esteemed ruler declared that Prince Ado, the son of the first Oba of Benin, is credited by history with founding modern-day Lagos.

‘Lagos Was Never Founded By Binis’ – Balogun Of Eko, Abisoye Oshodi Tells Oba Of Benin

In response to the monarch’s remarks, the Balogun of Eko, Abisoye Oshodi, said in an internet video that the remarks were untrue, pointing out that the Bini forefathers had landed on a small island known as Eko before Lagos was founded.

Fani-Kayode refuted the assertion in a post published on X on Thursday, stating that Yorubas founded Lagos and admonishing individuals who believe that “Lagos is no man’s land.”

The leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) praised Oshodi for correcting the record on the matter as well.

He said, “Those that claim that the Bini founded Lagos are indulging in historical revisionism and pure falsehood.

“The Bini did NOT found Lagos, the Yoruba did.

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“Again those that claim that Lagos is a “no man’s land” are intellectually challenged and hopelessly misinformed. Lagos is NOT a “no-man’s land”, she is Yoruba.

“All the self-serving and revisionist poppycock, Gobellian propaganda, historical abracadabra, nonsensical gobbledegook and disingenuous disinformation being peddled around by aliens, outsiders and non-indgenees about the origins of Lagos, her people and her history must cease forthwith lest the younger generation are misinformed and misled and the people of Lagos are robbed of their true history and identity.

“I am glad to see that the Balogun of Eko, Abisoye Oshodi, has risen to the occassion and sought to set the record straight. Kudos to him!

“I say it again, Lagos was FOUNDED by the Yoruba and she IS Yoruba!

“Facts are sacred and opinion is cheap!”


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