Showing posts with label sango. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sango. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 28, 2024




Mogba Koso is among the Chiefs of the Alaafin.

Mogba Koso is the one who has the authority to crown all the Alaafin’s.

The crowning takes place at Koso inside the main shrine of Sango. 

Mogba Koso is the only high chief in charge of performing the traditional rites by introducing the Alaafin into Sango secrets  and to perform as well the coronation with the  Sango crown, which is inside the main Sango shrine by the dismiss of any Alaafin. 

Mogba Koso is the custodian of the main Sango shrine in Koso.

Koso is a suburban area situated in Oyo under the authority of Mogba Koso. 

Asa Orisa Alaafin Oyo
Esin Orisa Ibile

Friday, December 29, 2023

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Untold History and Story of ORISA SANGO

Untold History and Story of ORISA SANGO

History and Story of ORISA SANGO 

Ṣango (known as Changó or Xangô in Latin America; and also known as Jakuta) is an Orisha. He is syncretized with Saint Barbara in Santeria of South America.

Ṣango is historically a royal ancestor of the Yoruba as he was the third Alafin (king: owner of the palace) of the Oyo Kingdom, born Arabambi (and according to some sources he was also known as “Olufiran”) to Oranmiyan, founder of Oyo, and the Tapa (Nupe) Princess Torosi.
Some regarded him as the second Alaafin after his elder brother Ajaka was dethroned, arguing that Oranmiyan never officially assumed the title of “Alaafin” before going back to Ile – Ife.

Ṣango married at least three wives known as Ọbà, Ọ́sun and Ọ́yá. Ọbà was his first wife who controlled his household as the Iyale. Ọ́sun his second, a woman of immense beauty who Ṣango had used his dancing talents to attract, and Ọ́yá, his last, who was his companion at battle. Although he didn’t pay her bride price… she had just run away from her cruel husband to Sango’s arms. While this act might run contrary to tradition, it is believed that both Ṣango and Ọ́yá were destined to be together, as Ifa had revealed through Orere, the greatest Babalawo of that time.


Torosi, his mother was given by her father known as Elempe to Oranmiyan as a result of the treaty between them. At this time, Oyo-ile was at war with the Bariba of Borgu who wanted to subjugate the new city which was still under construction. Orangun Ajagunla of Ila, Oranmiyan’s elder brother had stormed in with his men to assist.

Not long after the war was won, Oranmiyan, his first son, Ajuwon Ajaka, was born. Much later Arabambi was born by the woman he received from the Elempe Tapa. It is believed that the name “Sango” was either given by his maternal grandfather, or was adopted from the local name for the God of Thunder. Either way, the royal family was devoted to the worship of the Spirit of Thunder.

At a young age, Arabambi played with Leopard cubs, and developed a wooden axe that he carried around with him everywhere.

Later in time, he left the palace with his mother, and stayed in a place later known as Koso. There, he became an entertainer, dancing with Masquerades. He even had his own personal drum (Bata) and drummer. He wouldn’t dance to the beat of other drummers, but his own. Everywhere Sango went his drummer followed him, even to fighting contests.

One day after Arabambi was teased by the spectators for giving his usual tricks and having nothing new to offer, he decided to go to his mother’s Tapa people, where they gave him the ingredients to emit fire out of his mouth and breath.


After Oranmiyan left Oyo in the care of his son Ajaka and the Oyomesi, conditions became worse for the people as Owu had developed into a fine kingdom with the best military in the area, with which they subjugated Oyo.

Then, Ajaka was captured by Owu soldiers, the Oyo generals were confused, leading to heated disagreements between them on how to address the situation. To prevent a total state of anarchy, the Oyomesi invited Arabambi from the Tapa lands to take command as Regent. Immediately after taking charge, he restructured the Oyo army, leading the rescue mission to Owu, where he succeeded in bringing Ajaka back to Oyo. But the Oyomesi dethroned him (Ajaka) as being too weak to lead, and made Sango the new Alaafin.

As Alafin he was unlike his brother who was a weak Commander-in-chief. Sango placed each of his generals in strategic locations to keep the mighty Owu in check. He also undertook successful campaigns to liberate some villages from Owu.
Everybody in Ọ̀yọ́ feared the overbearing Sango. Even his wives, and the Oyomesi also feared him.

Seeking for greater powers, he approached the Babalawos for ways to make his enemies perish instantly. A charm was prepared for him with a fine stone that enabled Sango to conjure lightening and thunder at will. This charm known as “Edun ara” is still being fabricated up till this day.
Eventually, Sango became completely possessed by the spirit of thunder and lightening (Arira)!

A fighter, head of the Sango cult, King, dancer, military strategist, he was a Legend who was at his best in everything he embarked upon. He made everything he laid his hands on to prosper.

In time, his last wife, Oya, discovered his secret for conjuring lightening when she found his hidden Edun Ara stones. She stole some of them for her own use. From then on, Ọ́yá stood up obstinately to Sango without fear. His Babalawos then advised him against any confrontation, but to harness her new found powers to his own advantage. From then on she became his companion in battle. Oya in her own rights was a priestess of the rain spirit. But now, with her combination of powers, she could conjure terrible storms against their enemies during battles.

Later in the reign (7th year) of Sango, he had two generals: Timi Agbale Olofa-ina who could shoot arrows of fire, and Gbonka who was equally powerful. After they disobeyed his direct order not to match on Owu in battle, Sango followed Oya’s advice to get rid of the two generals, and sent them to govern the border towns of his Empire. Timi obeyed and left for Ede, but Gbonka stayed back in Oyo to pose further treats. In a scheme to destroy them both, Sango sent Gbonka to Ede to capture Timi where he believed they would both destroy one another.

 However, Gbonka succeeded in subduing Timi, and Sango believing that the match in Ede was stage-managed asked for a re-match in Oyo. 

Gbonka defeated Timi again, but despite this victory, Sango still ordered that he should be burnt to ashes. Mysteriously however, Gbonka re-appeared after three days, giving Sango an ultimatum to vacate the throne for his infidelity. Sango angrily requested for his Edun-Ara from Oya, He found it wet and stained with blood from her period.

He left the palace to a high rock facing the palace to re-affirm the potency of his thunderbolt. The thunder he created stroke the palace and burnt it down.

Oba and Osun; after losing everything to the inferno, left the palace angrily blaming one another for allowing Oya such access to Sango and fearing for their lives, returned to their homelands, Osun to Igede and Oba to Igbon, where they were immortalised into Rivers by their people. Oya on her part, after hearing of Sango’s death went back to the forest in Nupeland where she had been betrothed to him and possibly drowned herself, heartbroken, in the River Niger which was later named after her.

At the fire disaster caused by Sango, which extended to large parts of the city, groups started to riot, cursing Sango and demanding his removal from the throne.
Heartbroken, he left the City followed by chiefs and members of his royal cult known as Baba-Mogba who tried to persuade him not to leave. However, after journeying with him for some time, these chiefs deserted him as they approached an Ayan tree at Koso, returning to Oyo with the news that the king had hanged himself.

But another story told by the few Chiefs of the Baba-Mogbas who did not abscond was that Sango was attacked by Gbonka.

 However, Sango unwilling to fight varnished into thin air, only to appear in the sky to destroy both Gbonka, and those peddling the rumors that he had hanged himself – Hence the popular saying OBAKOSO OR OLUKOSO meaning the king did not hang

Friday, November 3, 2023

SANGO owns Thunder disregard any false narratives

SANGO owns Thunder disregard any false narratives

SANGO owns Thunder disregard any false narratives

Many people have come online to speak a lot of rubbish and False narrative just to have likes and the rest. 

I saw one stupid video when someone is saying SANGO doesn't own thunder. 

I wasn't surprised at all, people like him are hungry, looking for cheap fame. People like him are Paid a penny by the likes of whoever is paying them just to tell false stories about our great Father SANGO. 

IF I were to ask you, did you consult or visit SANGO in koso to know the actual story?  No. 

I believe the writer of such false story went to meet some old folks who know nothing about SANGO or reading a false book. 

For each creation that OLODUMARE make, he give them a purpose and at the same time give them a power to give birth and have a child (asking them what will make their work easier and the Orisa can say whatever would make his work easier and it shall be so).

Just like ORUNMILA the father of IFA,  that means IFA is a child of ORUNMILA. 

AJE is The child of OLOKUN 

So also thunder is the child of SANGO. 

The father who is the ORISA has their purpose and the child has their own purpose. 

Anytime there is need for a particular thing, an Orisa is created to fill that need and serve that purpose and that is why we have thousands of ORISA.

Someone saying all sort of things against  a legend is either in distress or doesn't know what he is doing. 

Someone of such lack spirituality, neither does he has spiritual insight. 

Well I can't say much than this.. 

SANGO is my brother too, he has trained me in combat for many wars. 

He is humble and one of the most accommodating Orisa. 

I can write 100 book about SANGO which you can never find anywhere. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Sango (chango) The Fire, lightening and thunder

Sango (chango) The Fire, lightening and thunder

This is to wish all Sango's devotees a cross the world a happy, awesome, exciting Sango festival.

 May Sango strikes down your enemies and make you victorious in whatever you do.
I tried gathering 15 good facts about Sango, the 15th will amaze you. See below:
1: Sango holds the key of rain, so he locks & unlocks it whenever he wants.
2: He is a powerful being, very drastic, rigid, strict and unrelenting in judgement. That's why Sango's spirit is involved to recover lost properties.
3: Sango is known for his fearless disposition and ready to quell any uprising.
4: Sango had multiple wives but had one as his favorite, which is Oya( divinity of wind).
5: Sango is also known as Olubambi, Olukoso ( the king did not hang himself), Olawale ( wealth in home), Olufira, Oko Oya ( Oya's husband) , Alado.
6: Koso town, somewhere in Oyo state Nigeria (southwest) Is believed to be the abode of Sango.
7: Sango is also a kind of deity that is good when it comes to making "medicine" to cure a lot of problems. Plus he can "PI idan" ( perform magics).
8: Sango objects of invocation include Edun ara (thunder stone) and Ose ( thunder axe).
9: His favorite color is Red
10: Sango devotees are easy to identify via their appearances. They always put on red clothes and have their hair plaited.
11. Sango's materials of propitation are: Bitter kola, palm oil, yam flour meal ( Amala), dried okro soup, ram, gin, tortoise, mashed bean soup.
12. His taboos are: Adin (palm kernel oil), water yam, kolanut, eku ago  (Ago rat), Ewa sese  ( some kind of white beans).
13: Sango is fed while kneeling or postrating.
14: Sango is celebrated all over the world every August of every year.
15: Free slot to add your fact about Sango via comment.
Once again, happy Sango festival to you all.