While Alaafin of Oyo cannot kneel for anyone, he is permitted to kneel before Iyamode. Due to her role in the old Oyo empire, the king calls her Baba.
Iyamode also kneels for the Alaafin whenever the latter goes on his knees for her. She is one of the most senior priestesses inside the king’s royal household.
2. Iya Naso
3. Iya Kere
Whenever the Alaafin of Oyo is being coronated, Iya Kere performs the function of placing the crown on his head. She is in charge of the treasures and paraphernalia of the Oyo empire, including the crown.
4. Iya Oba
5. Iya Monari
Iya Monari’s role is to strangle any Sango worshipper that has been condemned to death. Sango worshippers sentenced to death cannot be killed by the sword.
She is in charge of the Sango ram.
When the mother of the crown prince dies, Iyalagbon replaces her and performs the role of a mother to the king’s heir.
8. Are Orite
She serves as the king’s personal attendant.