Iseyin is a city located in the Nigerian state of Oyo. It is approximately 100 kilometers north of Ibadan. The city is estimated to have a population of 236,000. , this was jumped to 302,990 in 2011 (Source: National Population Commission of Nigeria (web)). The primary industry of the area is cotton-based textiles. Iseyin is the forth largest city in Oyo, after Ibadan, Ogbomoso and Oyo. Iseyin is also known as the Home of Aso Òkè. Aso Òkè or Òfì is a popular traditional fabric mostly used for ceremonies amongst the Yoruba people of Nigeria.
Tobacco is grown in Iseyin, amongst other food and cash crops, it is as a result of this that a big tobacco company – British American Tobacco – has a “leave office” in the city. Friesland Campina (Wamco) also has a milk processing center in the city.
Ikere Gorge dam is located in the city, it was said to be the second largest dam when it was developed alongside Kanji dam, during President Obasanjo’s regime (Military). Iseyin has a Technical College and the Oyo state NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) permanent orientation camp is also sited in the city. There are expanses of land which can be used for industrial, agricultural and institutional purposes in and around the city.
Iseyin is centrally located and accessible via road networks from Ibadan, Oyo, Abeokuta, and Ogbomoso. The title of the monarch of Iseyin is “The Aseyin of Iseyin”.