About Modakeke, Osun State, Nigeria
Modakeke is a town in Ife East Local Government Area of Osun State. The town shares a boundary with Ile-Ife, which is the ancestral home of the Yoruba people. Modakeke is 45 kilometres away from the state’s capital in Osogbo and 90 kilometres from the ancient city of Ibadan. Modakeke got its name from the sounds of the Ako (stork) birds when they first got to the land. Modakeke is also called Modakeke Akoraye. The town has a running battle with the Ife people on issues of supremacy and land boundaries. The population of the town is now in the hundreds of thousands and is growing rapidly.
Things to Do in Modakeke
The people of Modakeke are very hard working and work a lot on their farms growing popular cash and food crops. You should take time out to visit any of the numerous farms in town. In neighbouring Ile-Ife, which is famous for being the ancestral home of the Yoruba people, you will learn about the origin of the Yoruba people and their culture. At Ile-Ife, you can visit the Ife Museum, which holds artifacts and relics of the Yoruba people. While learning about the Yoruba culture, you should also check out the site where the Oranmiyan Staff is stuck. The Oranmiyan Staff was the staff used by King Oranmiyan who was then the Ooni of Ife. Many other sites abound in and around Ife that any visitor coming to Modakeke should endeavour to see.
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