Olumo rock, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nigeria, West Africa, sits in the ancient city center of Abeokuta ? a name which means ?Under the rock?. Abeokuta was originally inhabited by the egba people who found refuge at the Olumo rock during inter-tribal wars in the 19th century. The rock provided sanctuary to the people as well as a vantage point to monitor the enemy?s advance leading to eventual triumph in war. The town of Abeokuta eventually grew as these new settlers spread out from this location.