olumo rock

Olumo Rock

Olumo Rock is the most popular tourist destination in the city of Abeokuta (lit. under the rock). The city was founded in the 19th century during the Yoruba inter-ethnic wars by the Egba people who took refuge at Olumo rock. It was used as a fortress and gave the Egba people an advantage over their enemies as they were able to monitor their movements. The city of Abeokuta eventually spread out from Olumo Rock