The Oyo Empire used to be dominated by way of the Alaafin (king) who had a council of kingmakers headed by way of a Prime Minister (Bashorun). They have been accountable for checking the Alaafin’s energy. The Bashorun may just request the Alaafin’s suicide by way of sending him a calabash of parrot eggs. In 1750, Gaa, a feared guy with potent powers, become Prime Minister.
Bashorun Gaa used to be an integral a part of the Outdated Oyo Empire’s royal politics. No tale of Oyo-Ile can be entire with no point out of his title. Bashorun Gaa used to be instrumental to the army conquests all the way through his time as a Prime Minister of the Outdated Oyo Empire all the way through the seventeenth/18th century.
Bashorun Gaa being the top of the Oyo Mesi (the Oyo council of Kingmakers) become too tough all the way through that length supervising and executing the demise of 4 Alaafins in fast succession all the way through his tyrannical reign.
In 1750, Alaafin Labisi dominated for 17 days earlier than he dedicated suicide at Gaa’s request. Alaafin Awonbioju (1750) lasted simplest 130 days at the throne for refusing to prostrate to Gaa.
Alaafin Agboluaye (1750-1770) dedicated suicide after Gaa incited a harmful battle between the Alaafin and his pal. The 4th Alaafin, Majeogbe (1770-1772), used to be made to dedicate suicide for going towards Bashorun Gaa’s sons. Earlier than his demise, he poisoned the Bashorun who become paralysed.
The subsequent Alaafin used to be Abiodun (1772-1789). Bashorun Gaa murdered Agbonyin, his simplest daughter. This made the Alaafin to start to plan Bashorun Gaa’s demise.
In 1774, infantrymen stormed Gaa’s family and slaughtered the entire individuals of his circle of relatives excluding his eldest son who escaped. Bashorun Gaa used to be captured alive. He used to be publicly ties to a stake at a marketplace and each and every citizen used to be ordered to chop a pound of flesh and drop it in a hearth earlier than him.
His stays have been burnt to stop his reincarnation. The other people believed that Gaa may just reincarnate if he wasn’t burnt utterly to ashes.