Monarchs of Xevie – Origin of the Current Ganlodo Royal Lineage

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Xwelengosu royal dynasty crest
Royal crest of the Xwlengbosu royal house which originated in Xevie in the year 5533 AX

The following is a list of the axo (monarchs) of the ancient Aja xotɔme (monarchy) of Xevie which is currently a small city in Southern Benin Republic, West Mawufe (West Afrika). This information is important for the public to know in that the royal lineage of the founder of Gànlɔdó Kilɔmbonu Xotɔme dates back to one of the ruling royal houses of Xevie that existed before the advent of Afrikan captivity. This royal house is called Xwelɛngbɔsu – House of the Mighty Ram – that governed the throne of Xevie from 5896 – 6042 AX (1655 – 1801 Gregorian calendar). The family branch the axosu descends from that founded Xwelɛngbɔsu is called Jisovi. They are of the Agbovi clan.

The Aja subgroup of Xevie is called Sɛ́to. It means “agents of spirit power“. Til this day, they are well known and often feared for their spiritual prowess. However, it should be noted that though Xevie is the seat of the Sɛ́to people, there was admixture in Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi’s family line with other Aja ethnicities; admixture even with Oyo Yorùbá royal blood. Finally, the new royal family branch established by the axosu that stems from the original Jisovi family of the Xwelɛngbɔsu dynasty is called Azàsinkpontín meaning “the crown that crossed deep waters (to be established here)“.

Below, the names of the axo (monarch) are listed next to the years they governed. One will notice that there were a considerable number of women rulers indicated in bold. This list is informed by investigating the deep oral history and time keeping of Xevie, the surrounding areas and the Fá oracle.

ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ ߊߖߊߙߊ Axɔ́dúdú Ajara -Ajara Dynasty

  1. ߊߖ߯ߊߙߊ Ajara: founder of the monarchy. 5055 – 5094 AX (814-853)
  2.  ߖߌ  Ji. Son of Ajara: 5094 – 5131 AX (853 – 890). According to the elders spoken with in Kento, Porto Novo, Wydah, and Godome, trade began with a Westerly monarchy called Dugu. This is none but the famous Wagadugu (Ouagadougou) which is the current capital of Burkino Faso.
  3. ߕߌߣߡߏߕߌߣ  Tinmotin: 5131 – 5144 (890-903)
  4. ߗߐߕߐߣߐߣ  Cotonon, daughter of Ji: 5144 – 5171 (903-930)
  5. ߛߍߣߜ߯ߣߟߌ  Seganli, only child of Cotonon: 5172 – 5183 (931 – 942)
  6. ߘߐߘߙߍߣ  Dodren 5183 – 5196 (942 – 955)
  7. ߓߟߊ  Bla 5196 – 5208 (955-67)
  8.  ߝߍ Fe: 5208 – 5224 (967-83)
  9. ߔߐߝ߯ߌ  Povi, nephew of Seganli: 5224 – 5245 (983 – 1004)
  10. ߝߊߥߍߡߍ  Fawememe, son of Povi: 5245 – 5259 (1004-1018)
  11. ߝߊߡߌߕߐߣ  Famiton: 5259 – 5287 (1018-46)
  12. ߖߌߣߐߣ  Jinon, son of Famiton: 5287 – 5299 (1046 – 58)
  13. ߕߍߘߍߜ߳ߋ  Tedekpe: 5301 – 5314 (1060-73)
  14. ߘߍߝ߯ߌߕߍߜ߯ߎ  Devitegu: 5314 – 5331 (1073-1090)
  15. ߕߐߡߌ  Tomi: 5331 – 5337 (1090-1096)

ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ ߚߋߝ߯ߌߙߐߣ ­- Axɔ́dúdú Xeviton – Xeviton Dynasty

  1. ߕߍߜߎ  Tegu: 5337 – 63 (1096 – 1122)
  2. ߘߍߜߎ  Dega: 5363 – 79 (1122 – 1138)
  3. ߕߐߡߌߕߌߣߛߎ  Tomitinsu: 5379 – 5407 (1138 – 66)
  4. ߖߍߖߍ  Jeje: 5408 – 24 (1167-83)
  5. ߛߐߛߌߛߊ  Sosisa: 5424 – 40 (1183-1199)
  6. ߛߐߝ߯ߌߝ߯ߌ  Sovivi: 5440 – 5456 (1199-1215)
  7. ߝߐߣߡߌߖ߯ߌ  Fonmiji: 5456 – 69 (1215-28)
  8. ߖߍߝߎߢߊ  Jefunya: 5469 – 5485 (1228-44). Then followed chaos and an 8-year throne less period.
  9. ߕߐߜ߯ߊߣߤߟߍߣ  Togahlen: 5493 – 5515 (1252-74)
  10. ߕߐߝ߯ߎ  *Tovu: 5515 – 42 (1274 – 1301). This was the time when our towiyo, Fanukun, was made Togan by Tovu. Sota was his wife and founding mother. Fanukun was made togan in 5533 (1292)
  11. ߝ߯ߍߕߎߡߌ Vetumi: 5542 – 5554 (1301 – 1313)
  12. ߝߦߐߣ  Fyon: 5554 – 59 (1313-18)

ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ ߘߊߣߡߍߙߐ Axɔ́dúdú Danmeto – Danmeto Dynasty

  1. ߣߎߢߊߥߍߜߟߊ  *Nunyawegla: 5559 – 69 (1318 – 28). It was during this time that the toganu (“duchy”) founded by toxwiyo (founding ancestor of a lineage or a new aspect of a lineage) Fanukun Jisovi was recognized as one of the eligible royal houses of Xevie. This was precisely the year 6562. This is the founding of the Xwelɛngbɔsu dynasty. Axɔ́si (title for a female monarch in Ajagbe) Nunyawegla also appointed the Jisovi as the custodians and chiefs of the main Jiso thunder deity shrine with the appointment of Fanukun’s son, Jisogla as the hunongan Jiso (chief of Jiso’s shrine).
  2. ߚߏߚߏߓߟߐ  Xoxoblozo: 5568 – 82 (1328-41)
  3. ߕߍߛߌ  Tesi: 5582 – 5601 (1341-60)
  4. ߜߍߕߊ  Gbeta: 5601 – 12 (1360-71)
  5. ߓߐߡߊߜ߯ߏߣ  Bomagon: 5612 – 24 (1371-83)

ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ ߜ߯ߣߤߎ  Axɔ́dúdú Ganhu – Ganhu Dynasty

  1. ߚߥߍߜ߯ߊߣ  Xwegan: 5624 – 46 (1383-1405)
  2. ߛߐߜߊߖߐߣ  Sogbajon: 5646 – 53 (1405 – 1412)
  3. ߜ߯ߎߓߟߊߘߊ  Gublada: 5653 – 5676 (1412-35)
  4. ߜ߯ߊߣ  Gan: 5676 – 5692 (1435 – 1451)
  5. ߕߐߞߐߘߐߡߍ   Tokodome: 5692 – 5704 (1451 – 1463)
  6. ߘߐߜߍ  Dogbe: 5704 – 5712 (1463 – 71)
  7. ߝߍߘߙߍߣ  Fedren: 5712 – 5731 (1471 – 90)
  8. ߡߊߞߎ  Maku: 5731 – 5751 (1490 – 1510)
  9. ߘߍߞߎߣ  Dekun: 5751 – 74 (1510 – 1533)
  10. ߤߎߛߌ  Husi: 5774 – 5786 (1533 – 1545)
  11. ߤߥߍߝ߯ߌ  Hwevi: 5786 – 5804 (1545 – 1563)
  12. ߛߐߞߞߊߘߌߣ  Sokakadin: 5804 – 23 (1563 – 1582)
  13. ߕߐߛߌ  Tosi: 5824 – 5848 (1583 – 1607)
  14. ߝߊߜ߯ߐߛߌߣ  Fagosin: 5848 – 5864 (1607-1623)
  15. ߖߍߛߌߣ  Jesin: 5864 – 5875 (1623 – 1634)
  16. ߓߟߌߛߍߣ Blisen: 5875 – 5894 (1634 – 1653)

ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ ߖ߯ߐߤߎߣ Axɔ́dúdú Vohun – Vohun Dynasty

ߘߐߡߐ Domo: 5894 – 5896 (1653 – 1655)

ߚߥߋߟߍߣߜߐߛߎ ߊߚߐ߫ߘߎ߫ߘߎ߫ Xwelɛngbɔsu Dynasty. Jisovi Family.

  1. ߝ߯ߍߣߥߊߕߐ  Venwato: 5896 – 5928 (1655 – 87)
  2. ߘߍߝ߯ߎߣߖߍߣߐߣ  Devunjenon: 5928 – 5971 (1687 – 1730)
  3. ߊߚߐ߫ߕߐߣ  Axoton: 5971 – 6004 (1730-1763)
  4. ߊߟߌߜ߯ߊߣ  Aligan: 6004 – 6041 (1763 – 1800)
  5. ߗߍߤߊߣ ߛߊߜ߯ߊߖߎ  Dehan Sagbaju: 6041 – 6042 (1800 – 1801) Assassinated due to a conspiracy partly because of his anti-captivity (anti “slave trade”) policies. His son, the crown prince Sagbaju, went into exile in Oyo and was later captured and sold into captivity in the year 6064 (1823) when he and his family attempted to come back from Oyo into Xevie to reclaim the throne from the illegitimate usurpers of the Xevie throne. He was taken to Mobile, Alabama where he immediately escaped and joined a Maroon community north of Mobile.

Axosu Agelogbagan Sagbaju Azasinkpotin Jisovi Agbovi, Kilombonon and Ganlodoxosu, is a descendant of Xwelɛngbɔsu dynasty throne holders and a direct descendant of crown prince Sagbaju. In the americas, he has made history by reestablishing not only his own royal line but the Aja cultural royal lines in the West in general. This came about with him being crowned axosu on Dokun 8, 6251 (September 27, 2010); 209 years after his ancestor was assassinated from the throne and 187 years after his ancestor, the crown prince Sagbaju, was forced into captivity and taken to Mobile, Alabama. One can find out further about this lineage, what happened with Xevie after the abduction of Sagbaju, and how it relates to current times in relation to Ganlodo by contacting us at info@ganlodo.com