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## AFRICAN HISTORY

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##### 5.3b Follow-up interviews from Series I (plantations). For details of the informants, see 5.2 a-e.

__Follow up Questions:1__

__Alhaji Mustapha Magaji Adeyi, Adeyi’s Compound, Okelele, Ilorin__

1 Is it correct to say that Awolarogun of Okelele had large plantations worked by slaves? He had large farms but no slaves. His children worked for him.

2 How many plantations did he have? About seven.

3 Where were these plantations? In and around their settlements (unnamed, though specifically requested).

4. About how many slaves did Awolarogun have altogether, on his plantations? He had no slaves.

5. About how many slaves were there on each plantation of his? Only his children worked on his farms.

__Follow up Questions: 2__

__Alhaji Yusuf Olore, the Baba Sale Oloogun Enia Dudu, Ile Olore, Okelele, Ilorin__

1 Is it correct to say that Ladeyo, Akanji Larokun, and Karibuje had large plantations worked by slaves? No! They were prominent men who had many children who did the work in their farms.

__Ladeyo__

1 How many plantations did Ladeyo have? He had many; wherever he had land, he had a farm.

2 Where were these plantations? In their settlements (unnamed).

3 About how many slaves did Ladeyo have altogether, on his plantations? He had no slaves.

4 About how many slaves were there on each plantation of his? He had no slaves.

__Akanji Larokun__

1 How many plantations did Akanji Larokun have? About five.

2 Where were these plantations? In the various places where his people settled (unnamed).

3 About how many slaves did Akanji Larokun have altogether, on his plantations? He had no slaves to work his farms. He used his children.

4 About how many slaves were there on each plantation of his? He had no slaves.

__Karibuje__

1 How many plantations did Karibuje have? Just one, but very big.

2 Where were these plantations? In his settlements (unnamed).

3 About how many slaves did Karibuje have altogether, on his plantations? None.

4 About how many slaves were there on each plantation of his? None.

__Follow up Questions: 3__

__Informant in Ile Agbogi Apata-Olowo Area, Omoda, Ilorin__

1 Is it correct to say that Jamurogo, the Balogun Ajikobi, had large plantations worked by slaves? Yes.

2 If so, how many plantations did he have? They were many (informant did not give a particular number).

3 Where were these plantations? The Balogun established farms whenever [wherever?] he emerged victorious in a battle. The captives worked such farms.

4 About how many slaves did Jamurogo have altogether, on his plantations? They were too numerous to be certain about a number.

5 About how many slaves were there on each plantation of his? He had at least 25 slaves working on each farm, alongside his own children.

__Follow up Questions: 4__

__Informant in Ile Ojibara, Apata-Olowo, Omoda, Ilorin__

1 Is it correct to say th at your father was named Ojibara? Yes.

2 What can you tell me about him? (e.g., was he a warrior? what was his work? etc.) He was well known in his life time. He was a famous warrior, as well as a very successful farmer.

3 Is it true to say that your father Ojibara had large plantations worked by slaves? Yes.

4 If so, how many plantations die he have? About four.

5 Where were these plantations? The farms were in their settlements, as well as wherever they emerged victorious in war.

6 About how many slaves did Ojibara have altogether, on his plantations? The number of slaves on a farm depended on the number of captives in a particular war. Those captives worked on farms established in the area.

7 About how many slaves were there on each plantation of his? Not less than ten slaves worked on each farm.

__Follow up Questions: 5__

__Informant in Ile Olodo, Okelele, Ilorin__

1 Is it correct to say that Balogun Gambari had large plantations worked by slaves? Yes.

2 If so, how many plantations did he have? They were many (did not give specific number).

3 Where were these plantations? The plantations extended from Ilorin to Osi (in present Irepọdun Local Govt Area).

4 About how many slaves did Balogun Gambari have altogether, on his plantations? They were many. One cannot be specific on a number.

5 The Balogun fought in several wars. The number of slaves on each farm depended on the number of war captives who were put to work on a farm established in the area.