The Royal Family Name

The great Elegushi Royal Family, according to the family tradition began with Kusenla, reputedly a descendant of King Olofin of Iddo. His other descendants became known in history as the Idejo Chiefs, erstwhile autonomous rulers of their respective territories.

Kunsela was the custodian of the tradition and history in his lifetime. He was the first Legushi of Ikate, over 300 years ago. At that time, he was called ‘Elegushi’.

The royal family name ‘Elegushi’ became adopted and now it is borne by every member of the royal family.

Kusenla is also title of Elegushi. There’s Kusenla the first, the King’s father was the second and the King is Kusenla the third.

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