World Statesmen.org HOME > return to Togo >>



 
 

 


Togo Traditional States

States Agbanankin (Hulagbêkon) - Aneho - Bafilo - Bassar - Be - Cokossi (Anufu) - Genyigba (Gliji) - Kabu - Koma (Kuma) - Kotokoli - Kpangalam - Kpessi - Kumde - Lolan - Poro Seguro (Agbodrafo) - Tado - Tchamba (Chamba) - Tegbe (Notse) - Togo (Togoville, Mlapa) -

Agbanankin (Hulagbêkon)

Rulers (title Meto to 1842, then Houssou)
1540 - 1590                Ahoussan (Ahusan) I
1590 - 1630                Jondo -Regent
1610 - 1650                Adandjo
1650 - 1700                Loko Nenkounmonhoue -Regent
1700 - 1735                Medjeto (Mejeto)
1735 - 1775                Gbede -Regent
1775 - 1800                Hon
1800 - 1820                Tossou Agbonin -Regent
1820 - 1822                Houndo
1822 - 1835                Loko Foligbo -Regent
1835 - 1837                Alifa
1837 - 1841                Folly Sossou Aglango -Regent
1841 - 1842                Houeyo (Hueyo)
1842 - 1860                Adigli (= Ahokou Tofa)
1860 - 1877                Loko Fantodji -Regent
1877 - 1880                Yanmlimadjo
1880 - 1890                Foligbo Mevode -Regent
1890 - 1990                Interregnum
1990 -                     Aboussan VIII                    (b. 1934)
                             (Gbedemon Clement Folisson)                        


Bafilo

Rulers (titles Ladjo, Ouro)

1700 - ....               
Agara [1st ruler]
.... - ....                Agbelewou
.... - ....                Londi
.... - ....                Djobo I Kotoporom
.... - ....                Koura
.... - ....                Bangna
.... - ....                Bossi
.... - ....                Akondo                           (d. c.1891)
c.1891 - c.1895            Bodi (Bode)
c.1895 - c.1945            Sama
c.1945 - c.1954            Bangna Akpara
c.1954 - c.1956            Djobo II
c.1956 - 19..              Bangna Ali
19.. - 1976                Bangana Abinte
1976 - 1977                Esso Ratei -Regent (1st time)
1977 - 1988                Esso Ratei (2nd time)
1988 - 1989                Vacant
1989 - c.2007              Esso Ratei (3rd time)
c.2007 - c.2013            Esso Abdou -Regent
2014 - 2017                Vacant
2017 -                     Abooulaye Kerim



Bassar

Rulers (title Ouro)
1800 - 18..                Oubote Ossakar    
18.. - 18..                Oubote Moghar (Mogbar)
18.. - 1856                Beme
1856 - 1897                Djintendja I (Jintenja)[30th ruler]
1897                       Dare
1897                       + Atakpa I
1897 - 1941                Atakpa-Bem Kpanté
1941 -  2 Sep 1981         Bassabi Atakpa II                (b. 1905 - d. 1981)
1981 -                     Wake Djintendja II
                             (T'ba Yawanke Biteme) 



Be

Rulers (titles Aveto, Togbé)
1682 - ....                Akplaka I Huve (Agbogo) 
.... - ....                Togbo I (Akoli)
.... - ....                Agboli I (Aholu Nunya)
.... - ....                Akplaka II Huve (Nyagui)
.... - ....                Togbo II (Kluvi)
.... - ....                Agboli II (Anyamaga)
.... - 1834               
Akplaka III Huve (Avusu)         (d. 1834)
1834 - ....                Togbo III (Atiogbe
.... - ....                Agboli III (Azanu)
.... - ....                Akplaka Huve IV (Agbome)
.... - 1910                Togbo IV (Sogbona)               (d. 1916)
1910 - 1916                Aklassou I
1916 - 1941               
Agboli IV (Amlo) 
1942 - 1965                Akplaka V (Peke) 
1965 - 1967                Regency
1967 - 1980                T
ogbo V (Messa) 
1980 - c.1989              Joseph Atsou Adela Aklassou II
c.1990 - 2012              Atsou Adela Aklassou III         (b. 19.. - d. 2012)
2012 - 26 Jul 2014         Agbo Alonou Atsoo -Regent
26 Jul 2014 -              Louis Mawuko Kwami Aklassou IV



Cokossi (Tchokossi)(Anufu, Anoufou)

Rulers (title Soma)
1750 - ....                Na Biema Bonsafo I
                             (Bema Bonsafo)
.... - ....                Tchaba I (Caba I)
.... - ....                Na Ba
c.1820                     Siki
c.1853                     Na Moussa
18.. - 18..                Djokoura                         (d. 1872)
1872 - 1875                Marba
1875 - 1882                Lafia Langbana
1882 - 1883                Acourou (Acuru)
1883 - 1889                Na Da
                           - jointly with the following two -
1884 - 1889                Sambiego Da
1884 - 1898                Biema Asabie (Bema Sabie)
1898                       Adjanda (Ajanda)
1898 - 1912                Tchaba II (Caba II)
1912 - 1921                Djaouna (Jauna)
1921 - c.1959              Tabi Nambiena I
1960 - 1963                Na Biema Bonsafo II
1963 - 17 Sep 1977         Na Tyaba Tyekoura                (d. 1978)
1978 - c.2008              Anzoumana N'Diabara
c.2015                     Zakar Tabi Nambiema II



Genyigba (Gliji)

[flag of Genyigba (Gliji)
                (Togo)]

1680                       Genyigba state founded at Gliji (usually known as Glidji).
c.1750                     Dependent administration founded at port town Aneho.
 3 Apr 1821                Lawson family establishes a parallel cheffery at Aneho
                             (Lolan "kingdom").
17 Apr 1885                A protectorate agreement is made between Aneho and a French
                             agent (valid for the town and Glidji); it remains effective
                             (but without a French presence) until 26 Oct 1886 when the
                             Germans take over.
23 Apr 1961                Aneho administrations extinguished, traditional rule continues.

Rulers (title Fio to 1972, from 1972 Ge Fioga)
1680 - 1722                Togbe Folio Bebe I
1722 - 1725                Regency
1725 - 1745                Assiongbon Dandje (Folio Bebe II)
1745 - 1748                Regency
1748 - 1754                Ekwe Adjalo (Folio Bebe III)
1754 - 1760                Regency
1760 - 1785                Ekwe Azankpo (Folio Bebe IV)
1785 - 1813                Foli Dekpo (Folio Bebe V)
1813 - 1815                Foli Tosu -Regent                (d. 1815)
1815                       Foli Tosu (Folio Bebe VI)        (s.a.)
1815 - 1846                Ekwe Sowu (Folio Bebe VII)
1846 - 1849                Regency
1849 - 1852                Ekwe Danku Agbanon I 
                             (Folio Bebe VIII)
1852 - 1854                Regency
1854 - 1856                Ekwe Seddo (= Ganli)(Folio Bebe IX)
1856 - 1857                Regency
1857 - 1866                Foli Kpove Aloffa (Folio Bebe X)
1866 - 10 Oct 1868         Regency
10 Oct 1868 - 1883         Foli Awoussi Tonyo               (d. 1883)
                             (Folio Bebe XI)
1883 - 14 Jul 1884         Regency
14 Jul 1884 - 14 May 1922  Foli Adjeoda Huegbo              (d. 1922)
                             (Folio Bebe XII)
14 May 1922 -  9 May 1929  Regency
 9 May 1929 - 23 Feb 1972  Ambroise Kanyi Foley Agbanon II  (b. 1898 - d. 1972)
                             (Folio Bebe XIII)
16 Nov 1972 - 1981         Benoît Assion Tovoh -Regent
 9 May 1981 - 23 Feb 1992  Ge Tonyo Foli Bebe XIV           (d. 1992)
23 Feb 1992 - 12 Jun 1997  Feu Tetekpoe -Regent
12 Jun 1997 -              Sedegbe Foli Bebe XV             (b. 1962)


Aneho

Rulers (title Aputaga)
- Ajigo (Adjigo) family -
1660 - 1670                Nana Quam-Dessou (I)
1670 - 1718                Ahlonko Foli (Quam-Dessou II)
1718 - 1736                Vacant
1736 - c.1771              Ahrlin (Ahlin)(Quam-Dessou III)
1772 - 1812                Sekpon (Quam-Dessou IV) 
c.1813 - 1821              Komlangan (Comlangan)(Quam-Dessu V)
                             (from 1821, in Agoué)
1821 - 1835                Assrivi
(Quam-Dessou VI)           (b. 17.. - d. 1834)
1835 - 1839                Vacant
1839 - 1852                Kodjo Agbossou (Quam-Dessou VII)  
                             (in Agbodrafo)
1852                       Kouawo Adade Nutepe
                             (Quam-Dessou VIII) 
1853 - 1884                Kodjovi (Codjovi) Djiyehue         (b. 18.. - d. 1884)
                             (Quam-Dessou IX)  
1884 - 1887                Vacant
1887 - 1891                Anyakuvi Agbo (Quam-Dessou X)  
1891 - 1900                Anya Djin Gaba -Regent
1900 - 1910                Kuamvi Kodjovi Quam-Dessou XI
1910 - 1922
                Frank Kouassi Gaba -Regent
                             (1st time)

1922                       Thomas Koffi Apetovi Quam-Dessou XII
1922 - 1926                Kouakoa Kponton -Regent            (b. c.1860 - d. 1937)
1926 - 1938                Frank Kouassi Gaba
-Regent
                             (2nd time)
1938 - 26 Sep 1977         Ata Quam-Dessou XIII               (d. 1977)
27 Sep 1977 - 25 May 1978  Vacant
25 Mar 1978 -  2 Oct 2007  Ohiniko Quam-Dessou XIV            (b. 1918 - d. 2007)
10 Nov 2007 - 26 Mar 2012  Ata Kue Sipohon Gaba -Regent
26 Mar 2012 -              Nana Stephan Bruce Quam-Dessou XV

Lolan

Rulers (title Togbé Ahuawoto)
- Lawson family -
30 Mar 1821 - 29 Jun 1857  Georges Akuété Zankli Lawson I     (b. c.1777 - d. 1857)
Jun 1857 - 10 Jun 1859     George Latty Lawson -Regent        (b. 1826 - d. 1859)
10 Jun 1859 - 10 Dec 1859  Laté Atchromitan Lawson -Regent
10 Dec 1859 - 12 May 1881  Alexandre Boêvi Lawson II          (b. c.1823 - d. 1881)
18 May 1881 -  3 Aug 1883  Edmond Lawson -Regent              (b. c.1826 - d. 1883)
 3 Aug 1883 - 27 Oct 1883  William Tévi Agamazon Lawson -Regent
27 Oct 1883 - 18 Jan 1906  Betum Daniel Lawson III¹,²         (b. c.1860 - d. 1906)
18 Jan 1906 -  4 Feb 1909  Jackson Kpavuvu Lawson -Regent     (b. 18.. - d. 1918)
 4 Feb 1909 -  7 Nov 1918  Jackson Kpavuvu Lawson IV²,³       (s.a.)
 7 Nov 1918 -  7 Apr 1921  Lawson Hetchely -Regent
 7 Apr 1921 - 18 Jan 1950  Frédéric Boêvi Body Lawson V4       (d. 1950)
19 Jan 1950 -  9 Apr 1953  Glyn Boèvi Gaîzer Lawson -Regent   (d. 1955)
 9 Apr 1953 - 29 May 1955  Glyn Boèvi Gaîzer Lawson VI        (s.a.)
29 May 1955 - 14 Apr 1960  Raphaêl Abalovi Lawson -Regent
14 Apr 1960 - 11 Jan 1991  Rudolph Tèvi Banku Lawson VII      (d. 1991)
11 Jan 1991 -  1 Aug 2002  Laté Zodanou Michel Lawson
                             Hetchelli -Regent
 1 Aug 2002 -              Savado Zankli Lawson VIII          (b. c.1952)

Principal Minister
27 Oct 1883 - Feb 1884     William Thomas George Lawson       (b. c.1840 - d. ....)

 ¹Recognized as "king" by the Glidji dignitaries under British pressure (30 Jan 1884).

 ²Considered as simple "chiefs of Badji" (a neighborhood of Aneho) by the German authorities (1892-1914).

 ³The German authorities officially refused the use of the title of "king" (which was, according to them, the prerogative of the rulers of Glidji) or the title of "chef supérieur" (5 May 1906); this is never called into question by the following Lawson chiefs.

  4 Named as "chef supérieur" by the French authorities (8 Mar 1922); recognized by the Adjigo dignitaries under French pressure (5 Oct 1926). 



Kabu (Kabou)

Rulers (title Oubote)
c.1800 - c.1830            Ukpan Nabassi
c.1830 - c.1865            Utun (Outoun)
c.1865 - c.1880            Jalaria (Djalatia
c.1880 - ....              Karakpe
.... - 1891                Cakura (Cakoura)
1891 - 1894                Wassan (Wassane)
1894 - 1895                Kpanja
1895 - 1914                Cabao
1914 - 1924                Mama Bonfo (f?)
1924 - 31 Aug 1942         Takassi                          (d. 1942)
31 Aug 1942 - Aug 1943     Regency
Aug 1943 - af.1953         Bassabi Bonfo
c.1982                     Bonfoh Nouhoum



Koma (Kuma)

Rulers (title Fiaga, Togbé)
.... - ....                Dom Gameti I [1st ruler]
.... - ....               
Dom Wedzo Gameti II
c.1954                     Dom Dayi Wedzo Gameti III
c.1959                     Gustave Amedome -Regent
c.1987                     Komlan Dom Gameti IV
.... - ....                Wedzi Gameti V

.... - 2007                Wedzi Gameti VII
May 2007 - 12 Jun 2010     Tchini Koffinyo Dom Wedzi        (b. 1943 - d. 2010)
                             Gameti VII
12 Jun 2010 -              Regency



Kotokoli

Rulers (title Ouro Esso)
1785 - 1805                Agoro Dam 
1805 - 1825                Bang'na Tcha-Ali
1825 - 1845                Takpara
1845 - 1865                Akoriko
1865 - 1885                Koura 
c.1885 - Apr 1889          Regency
Apr 1889 - 22 Apr 1898     Djobo I Boukari
22 Apr 1898 - Jun 1898     Regency
Jun 1898 - 1901            Tcha Djobo II  
1901 - Oct 1906            Djobo III Tcha Gademou 
20 Dec 1906 -  6 Sep 1924  Djobo IV Bouraima 
 6 Sep 1927 -  8 Nov 1924  Regency
 8 Nov 1924 -  2 May 1948  Anyoro Tcha Godemou 
 2 May 1948 - 18 Apr 1949  Regency
18 Apr 1949 - 1959         Isifou Ayeva (1st time)          (b. 1904 - d. 1980)
                             (exiled 1959-1963)
1959 - 1963                Regency
1963 - 30 Jun 1980         Isifou Ayeva (2nd time)          (s.a.)
 1 Jul 1980 - 24 Jun 1986  Regency
24 Jun 1986 - 21 Aug 1994  Koura Foudou Ayeva
21 Aug 1994 -  1 Mar 2011  Abdou-Latifou Ayeva -Regent      (b. 1939 - d. 2011)
 1 Mar 2011 - 24 Jun 2012  Souleymane Ayeva -Regent
24 Jun 2012 -              Akoriko Ali    


Kpando: see under Ghana traditional states

Kpangalam

Rulers (title Ouro Esso)
1785 - 1805                Agora Ouro Dam [1st ruler]
1805 - ....                Ngami
.... - ....                Bondi Agarci
.... - ....                Agoudo (Agudo)
.... - ....                Ayiva                            (d. 1937)

1937 - 1952                Akpa
1952 - 1970                Koura (Kura)
1970 - 1972                Regency
 9 Mar 1972 -  5 Sep 1984  Akpo Bang'na Koumci Yaya         (b. 1910 - d. 1984)
                             Madjokawu
10 Sep 1984 - 24 Aug 1986  Regency
24 Aug 1986 - c.1996       Agrinia Asma
1998 -                     Bodjo Agoro                      (b. 1921)



Kpessi

Rulers (title Fia)
.... - ....               Akou Amafou (Aku Amafu) [1st ruler]
.... - ....                Bliti Kpetoki
.... - ....                Sombo Kotia
.... - ....                Edou (Edoe)
.... - ....                Aklovi Paca
.... - ....                Ansa
.... - ....               Dandjo (Danjo)
.... - ....                Agidi
.... - ....                Amou (Amu)
.... - ....                Ejoevi
.... - ....                Djente (Jente)
c.1888                     Aboke
.... - ....               Tetyevi (Tetevi)
.... - ....               Kodjo I (Kojo I)
.... - ....                Afoce
c.1960                     Kodjo II (Kojo II) 
c.2008 - c.2014            Kowou Abongo Koffi
c.2017                     Edem Ari Kwamivi Akouvi



Kumde

Ruler
1875 - 1898                Woru So



Porto Seguro (Agbodrafo)

1980                       Renamed Agbodrafo.

Ruler (styled "king" by the German authorities)
1832 - 18..                A
ssiakoley I
c.1884                     M
ensah I
.... - ....                Sowoa Ayi M
ensah II
c.1958                     A
ssiakoley II
.... - ....                A
ssiakoley III
.... - ....                A
ssiakoley IV
bf.2006 -                  Apeto Mensah A
ssiakoley V Enouke



Tado

Note: The Fon state of Tado is the original center of dispersion of the Fon states in present-day Benin (Ajache Ipo, Alada, Danhome; see under Benin traditional states). The present record is a traditional one; there are completely divergent records in the literature.

c.1500                     Tado state founded.

Rulers (title )
.... - ....                Minji
.... - ....                Alohu
.... - ....                Akolu
.... - ....                Kokpon
.... - 1892                Kpoyizun



Tchamba (Chamba)

Rulers (title Obwe)
1750 - 17..                Gnaou [1st ruler]
.... - ....               Seri
.... - ....               Koh
.... - ....               Iyi Djobo (I)
.... - ....               Boutcho
.... - ....               Deji I
.... - ....               Koura
c.1884                     Dore
.... - ....               Oukata Agbere
.... - ....               Kangara
c.1921                     Djiwa
c.1934 - c.1941            Issaka  I
c.1942 - c.1948            Djobo (II)
13 Jan 1947 - c.1956       Djari Agbere Issaka II
1957 - c.1988              Abdoulaye Titikpina I
 3 Oct 1989 - c.1994       Amouzou Tchibara
22 Oct 1995 - c.2010       Bouh Bakari Titikpina II
                             (
Biguiyi Oudja)
28 Jun 2011 -              Affo Tanko Ousese Boe Dedji II

Tegbe (Notse)

15th cent.                 Tegbe, an Ewe kingdom, founded.
....                       Renamed Notse.

Rulers (title Ewefiaga, Togbé)
c.1670 - 1720              Koli (= Agokoli I)
1720 - ....               
Asiga
.... - ....                Vito
.... - ....                Sroukpe
.... - ....                Sije
.... - ....                Wotse
.... - ....                Akpapou
.... - ....                Aloko
... - c.1800               Agbodovi
c.1800 - ....              Egou
c.1819 - ....              Otekpeh
.... - ....                Kpovenyi
.... - ....                Klou Zankou
.... - ....                Agbasodenou (= Kpojega?)
.... - ....                Ajayito
.... - ....               Tsevi
.... - ....               Alidjinou
.... - ....               Agokoli  II                             (d. c.1982)
1982 - 1988               Afatsawo Adzidedzi K. Agokoli III
1988 - 1990                Vacant
                          (d. 1990)
1990 -                     Agboli Agokoli IV



Togo (Togoville, Mlapa)

 5 Jul 1884                The village of Togo signs a protectorate agreement with
                             German agents (after the refusal of the rulers of Aneho and
                             Agbodrafo), thus establishing officially the German
                             protectorate of Togo.
....                       Renamed Togoville.
1960                       Renamed Mlapa

Rulers (title Fiaga, Togbé [styled "king" by the German authorities])
.... - ....                Togbedjin Mlapa [founder]
.... - c.1834              Sidol                            (d. c.1834)
c.1834                     Plakoo Mlapa I
.... - 1884                Agomegan Mlapa II                (d. 1884)
 5 Jul 1884 - 1904         Plakoo Mlapa III                 (b. 18.. - d. 1904)
1904 - 1925                Messan Gnehoun -Regent           (d. 1928)
1928 - 1932                Sebastian Djossan Messan -Regent
1932 - 1968                Sebastian Djossou Mlapa IV       (d. 1968)
1968 - 1984                Gbedevi Plekou -Regent
1984 - 2001                Xavier Moyennant Mlapa V         (b. 19.. - d. 2014)
                             (1st time)
2001 - 2004                Plakoo Ananivi -Regent
2004 - 2014                Xavier Moyennant Mlapa V         (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)
2014 -  7 Jul 2018         Sodokpon Azanlessessi -Regent
 7 Jul 2018 -              Joel Kwassi Mensah Mlapa VI      (b. 1970)







  © Ben Cahoon