Inisa is a small but historically rich city located in the Osun State of southwestern Nigeria. It is a traditional Yoruba city and serves as a hub for cocoa and other agricultural products grown in the surrounding areas. With a population of approximately 180,553 as of 2007, Inisa is a vibrant and bustling community that is steeped in history and culture.
Inisa has a long history of being a warrior community, and the people have fought in various wars in defense of their land and people. In particular, they played an active role in the Osogbo War of 1840, the Jalumi War of 1878, the Ofa War from 1886-1890, and the Daparu War. In the Ofa War, the Ilorin-Fulani sought revenge for their earlier defeat at the Jalumi War and laid siege on Ofa for several years, eventually sacking it around 1890. The Daparu War followed, as the Fulani continued their attacks on neighboring towns and villages. Inisa was the only town courageous enough to face the Fulani forces, and the other towns and villages sought refuge at the Ibadan war camp in Ikirun.
Inisa has produced many notable personalities over the years, including the late lawyer Tayo Adediran, who was the first indigenous lawyer of Inisa and lawyer to the town for many years. Other notable people from Inisa include Prof. Omoniyi Adewoye, a professor of history and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Tunde Babawale, former Director of CBAAC and Dean of Student Affairs Division at the University of Lagos, and Ven. Olusegun Ojo, the Registrar at Adeleke University in Ede.
If you’re looking for a unique travel experience that offers a glimpse into the rich history and culture of Nigeria, Inisa is definitely worth a visit. From exploring the city’s many historical landmarks to trying out the delicious local cuisine, there’s something for everyone in this charming Yoruba city.