How The Ancestors Of The Ewe People Of Ghana And Togo Separated From Their Yoruba Cousins In Nigeria.

It is said the forebears of the Ewe, Aja, Fon and Ga Adangme lives together with the Yoruba in Western Nigeria till the imperial expansion of the Oyo people which made the Ewe and related peoples in the Gbe family migrate westward and establish their own identity as we shall later see. The Ewe ancestors migrated initially from the Oyo hinterland first to Ketu also called ‘Amedzofe’, a Yoruba town now in modern Benin republic. The Yoruba had founded Ketu by the fourteenth century through Soipasan who was a progeny of Oduduwa from Ife, cradle of Yoruba civilization.