Afonja The Rise

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by Tunde Leye

 

Afonja The Rise is the story of how the clashes of these two men and the intrigue of the others around them transformed what was a slow decline into a race of the empire towards its collapse. In Afonja – The Rise, we tell their stories first as what they were – men and women living their lives, warring, scheming and loving in ways that will be familiar to the reader – beyond their roles as actors in the epic history of the great Oyo Empire.

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About Afonja The Rise (Oyo Empire Histories #1)

When Alaafin Abiodun Adegolu died, the Oyo Empire was in a slow decline. The provincial chiefs who helped him defeat the tyrannical Bashorun Gaa had grown in power and the Oyo chiefs were more politicians than warriors. So, when the Oyo Mesi selected a provincial prince, Aole Arogangan to ascend the throne of his fathers, they believed they had an Alaafin they could control.

But Aole had different ideas. And so he sought to restore the glory of the empire and the supremacy of the Alaafin as its emperor. In this however, his ambitions clashed with those of Afonja. The powerful provincial chief of war camp, Ilorin. Afonja had been promised the office of Aare Ona Kakanfo of all the Oyo forces by the Oyo chiefs in order to secure his support for Aole’s ascension.

He would stop at nothing to take what he believed was his by right.

Afonja The Rise is the story of how the clashes of these two men and the intrigue of the others around them transformed what was a slow decline into a race of the empire towards its collapse.

In Afonja The Rise, we tell their stories first as what they were – men and women living their lives. Warring, scheming and loving in ways that will be familiar to the reader – beyond their roles as actors in the epic history of the great Oyo Empire.

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tunde leye author of afonja the rise

Babatunde Leye was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos. He lives in Lagos with his wife and two children.

Tunde says writing from a young age was a natural progression from reading a lot as a child. In addition to reading and writing, he is involved in the Financial Technology world and considered a professional music career, at some point.

Other of his books available on Thebookdealerng.

One of his short stories, “Saving the King” was adapted as a short film in 2014. A feature film based on his series, “Broken Mirrors” is in the works.

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