In Nigeria, it is uncommon to see female kings running the affairs of their various towns, almost all leadership responsibilities have been left in the hands of men.
Women are given less or no support when the desire to occupy such a position arises. It has been the case in all the tribes of Nigeria,
Despite this, there are few exemptions in some towns across Nigeria mostly from the Yoruba tribes. In those towns we have female kings who perform the sane role make kings would do.
Most times, female kings are referred to as regents. They attend the council of kings meeting at the local level, state level, and federal level.
As females, they are expected to dress as men and not women because the position they occupy is meant to be occupied by males.
As a female king is a regent, she must be the daughter of the late king. Normally, regents are not supposed to exceed six months on the throne but things seem to have changed as many of them have stayed on the throne for years
They are not also meant to marry if they are unmarried before ascending the throne or get pregnant while on the throne.
Female kings in Nigeria
- HRM Moyinoluwa Olubunmi Falowo
- HRM Taiwo Oyebola Agbona
- HRM Tinuade Babalola Adejuiyegbe
- HRM Elizabeth O.T. Orogun
- HRM Adekemi Omorinbola
- HRM Regent Princess Damilola Falegan
- Regent Tejumade Falade Adeboye
1. HRM Moyinoluwa Olubunmi Falowo
The voice on our list is HRM Moyinoluwa Olubunmi Falowo, she is a regent at Ibule in Ifedore local government area Ondo state. HRM Moyinoluwa graduated from Ondo state University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) where she bagged a Bachellors degree in microbiology.
HRM Falowo ascceded her late father’s throne as a regent in April 2019 after the demise of her father. She is to remain a king until the kingmakers select a new king to rule over the affairs of the community.
2. HRM Taiwo Oyebola Agbona
Regent Taiwo Oyebola Agbona was made a kiing in 2017 to take the throne of her ancestors for a short time until the kingmakers decide to choose a male king to had the kingdom
Taiwo was chosked beacsue she is the first girl child of the late king. She was crowned to ascend the throne after the denise of Alaaye of Aaye Oba Agbona Orimori 11 on May 4, 2017.
3. HRM Tinuade Babalola Adejuiyegbe
HRM Tinuade Babalola Adejuiyegbe becasme a regent after the demise of her father, Oba Emmanuel Adejuyigbe. She is the Oluborapa of Ibroropa in Akoko, Ondo state.
As at the time she became a regent, she was a teenager and an undergraduate at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, studying public administration.
Tunade graduated in 2018 and did her one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 2019 whih make her the first monarch to do so. She is 23 years old.
4. HRM Elizabeth O.T. Orogun
HRM Elizabeth Olayinka Tolani Orogun is a regent from Akunu Akoko in Ondo state.
5. HRM Adekemi Omorinbola
HRM Adekemi Omorinbola is the Asin of Iwara-Oka Akoko, Ondo state. Adekemi was in her teen age and definately a secondary school student when she ascended the throne of her late father on January 9, 2010.
She later proceeded with her tertiary education to study psychology at the Ekiti State University even as a monarch.
Regent Omorinbola is the last-born of the family of six daughters but she become the chosen one by the oracle wich has amde her the king to lead her kingdom after the demise of her father.
6. HRM Regent Princess Damilola Falegan
HRM Princess Damilola Falegan is a regent to the throne of Irese, Onirese of Irese kingdom, Ifedore local government area of Ondo state. Regent Falegan recently turned 26 on November 11, 2021.
7. Regent Tejumade Falade Adeboye
She is the Odopetu of the Akure kingdom. She ascended the throne shortly after she got married. She celebrated her first wedding anniversary on November 9. She is a fashion designer. She is last on our list of female kings in Nigeria.