List of rulers of the Yoruba state of Ketu

The state of Ketu is located in present-day Republic of Benin.

In the Yoruba language, the word oba means king or ruler. It is also common for the rulers of the various Yoruba domains to have their own special titles. In Ketu the Oba is referred to as the Aleketu of Ketu

Tenure Incumbent Notes
c.1500Capital moved to Ketu
1795 to 1816Ajibolu, Oba
1816 to 1853Adebiya, Oba
1853 to December 1858Adegbede, Oba
December 1858 to 1867Adiro, Oba
1867 to 1883Osun Ojeku, Oba
1883 to 1886Agidigbo Hungbo, regent
1886Conquest by Danhome
1893Restoration by France under protectorate
1893 to 1894Ida, regent
13 February 1894 to 1918Oyengen, Oba
1918 to 1936Ademufekun Dudu, Oba
1937 to 1963Alamu Adewori Adegibite, Oba
1963Abolition of Ketu state


See also

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